william watt
William "Jay" Watt, 90, of Weirton, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Weirton Medical Center. Born February 19, 1927 in Follansbee, he was the son of the late Dane and Alice (Barriclow) Watt. He was also preceded in death by his two sisters, Evelyn Long and Mary Alice Mosser. William retired from National Steel as a rolling mill operator after 40 years. He served in the United States Army from 1944-1946 during WWII in the Third Army under George Patton. William was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, KOFC 3734, Holy Name Society, ISDA, WSX 25 Year Club and Pleasant Valley Country Club, where he belonged for over 40 years. He enjoyed traveling to see his grandchildren and was an avid golfer who had two hole in ones. He is survived by his wife of 65 years Agnes (Lamalfa) Watt; son William (Diane) Watt of Hilton Head, SC; daughter Mary Ann (Jerry) Basconi of Houston, TX; grandchildren Jerry (Dana), Nicholas and Leah Basconi, Zachary and Jacob Watt; great-grandchildren Michael and Cameron Basconi; sister-in law Thelma (Charles) Kittle of Weirton, Josephine (John) Antlake of Wheeling, Marie Rostic of Ozark, Missouri and nephew Charles Mosser. Friends will be received on Friday from 3-6 PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St., Weirton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 AM Saturday at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church. Rev. Father Anthony G. Thurston will officiate. Entombment will follow at St. Paul Cemetery, Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, 229 California Ave., Weirton, WV 26062. Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Very sorry for your loss You have our love and prayers for Jay and the family. Will have a prayer request at our church for Jay and the entire family. Living here makes times like this so hard not to be there for the family and say our good by. All our love to Agnes, Mary Ann, Bill and everyone.

  2. May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of William Watt, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, William Watt, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  3. Mr Watt was such a gentleman, we will miss him at Dr. Makars office. God Bless. Shelley, Sue, Vickie, Diane and Linda

  4. Dear Jerry and the Basconi families, I’m so very sorry for the loss of your father, grandfather and great grandfather. Please know my thoughts and prayer are with the family as you honor Mr. Watt. Thank you sir for your sacrifice and service to our country as part of America’s “greatest generation”.

  5. Dear Agnes and family, we send our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Jay. We know you are left with many happy memories. God Bless his soul.

  6. Dear Nonni and Basconi Family, We loved blending families and having Poppi as part of ours as well. Thank you for sharing this man we grew to love and admire so much. Please know that our thoughts are with you all.

  7. To the Family, May God Bless Him and Rest In Peace!!! We always loved seeing him where ever we may have seen him!!! Keep him close in memories and love him when he is thought of.

  8. Bill and family, sorry to hear of your dads passing. He was always a gentleman. Take care and God bless you all.

  9. Mary Ann and family: I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My father passed at 71 – you guys were so blessed he was with you much longer. He’s at peace now. I will definitely keep you all in my prayers. May the Lord watch over you all.

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