william donley
William B. Donley, 89, of Weirton, died Tuesday, May 13, 2003 in the Weirton Medical Center. He was born October 10, 1913 in Wellsburg, WV, a son of the late Charles and Anna Finn Donley. William was also preceded in death by his wife Mary L. Norton Donley, daughter Mary Lou Wells, three brothers and one sister. After 42 years of service, William retired from Weirton Steel where he worked as a service and maintenance supervisor in inventory control. He was a Catholic by faith, a member of the WSX 25-Year Club and various church organizations. He is survived by his son, Bernie Donley and his wife Sissy of St. Clairsville, OH; daughter, Carol A. Pinciaro and her husband Dennis of Sedona, Arizona; brothers Thomas (Tim) Donley of Wellsburg, WV and Howard Donley of Texas. William also has 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received 2-4 and 7-9 PM Thursday at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Funeral liturgy with mass will be celebrated Friday, 10:00AM, at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Weirton. Father Stephen Dube will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Paul Cemetery, Weirton. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Hancock County Unit, Post Office Box 2166, Weirton, WV 26062 or St. Joseph the Worker School, Park Avenue, Weirton, WV 26062. Share tributes with his family at www.grecohertnick.com. Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. We will miss you while you are with Grandma, Aunt Lou and Uncle Bud among others. We all love you very much and enjoy your rest, it is well deserved buddy. Love Bryan

  2. Grandpap, we will miss you very much. Joe and I will always share with Carter our memories of you. Thanks for all of your support, and love that you have given to me throughout my life. I am glad that you are now with the family members that you held dear to your heart. We love you. Tammy, Joe and Carter

  3. Lucille and I truly loved Bill and adored sister Ruth. We felt a nearness to Mary Lou and Bernie. We will miss a fine, religious man and a tireless worker and coworker of mine at Weirton Steel. God bless all of his family and know he has been received by the Master.

  4. Farewell to the best neighbor and friend we could ever have had you will be greatly missed and never forgotten.

  5. ‘Ol Mr. D That’s how he signed all his cards to me and my family. ‘Cause that’s who he was, GOOD ‘Ol Mr. D. He will be missed by me and my family tremendously. He was a very important part of our lives and will continue to be in our hearts. He taught me how to be a great neighbor and friend. So, Mr. D, I’m standing at the edge of the yard, smiling a big smile at you and asking for a “cookie”. I’m hearing you say “Hi Doll!” with open arms and an open heart. I Love You. You’ve played such an important role in my life. It has been an honor to know you. Thank you and God Bless You.

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