william gittings
William LeRoy "Bill" Gittings, 85, of New Cumberland, WV died February 6, 2015, at the Weirton Medical Center. Born on January 13, 1930, in New Castle, PA, William was a son of the late LeRoy Gittings and Maybelle Dodds Gittings. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Henderson Gittings; whom he married on February 6, 1954; a daughter, Victoria Jo Gittings Cooper; his two brothers, Larry and Ronald Gittings; and a sister, Eileen Pratt. An army veteran, who served as a M.P. in Japan, Bill retired from Weirton Steel, after 32 years of service, where he worked as a ladle liner. He was a member of Paris Church of the Nazarene, and a member of the Weirton Steel 25 Year Club. Bill enjoyed running the sound system at the Weirton First Church of the Nazarene, NASCAR Racing and watching his favorite Pittsburgh Sports Team on TV. He also looked forward to participating every year in the Brooke Hancock Relay for Life. He is survived by his two sons, Scott and Kelly Gittings of New Manchester, WV, and Todd and Amy Gittings of Salisbury, NC; his two, daughters, Lugenia and Lawrence Porter of New Cumberland, WV and Roxane M. and Michael Wehner of Dublin, OH; sister in law, Martha Gittings; grandchildren, Auralee, Joseph, Joshua, Jarrett, Jacob, Ava Gittings, Dylan Hull, Kelly (James) Stoebner, Melissa Cooper, Andrew and Matthew Porter, Nathan, Nicole and Nolan Wehner Visitation will be 4-8 PM Sunday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV Additional visitation will be Monday 10 AM until time of services at 11 AM at the Paris Church of the Nazarene, Paris, PA Rev. Dana Snodgrass will preside Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Share tributes and memories at www.grecohertnick.com

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  1. Among my favorite childhood reminiscences are trips up to Bill and Mary’s house. Whether it was playing outside with my cousins, huddling in their small living room watching TV, or sitting around the kitchen table sharing stories, I count these memories as among the most joyful. God bless Bill and Mary for their hospitality and sense of family. My thoughts, heart, and prayers go out to all my cousins during this time.

  2. Todd and Scott, so sorry to learn of your Dad\’s passing. We have great memories of you guys being at our house. Always remember your parents smiles and the happy times.

  3. 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 LeRoy Gittings, give you peace, comfort and strength…

    Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.

    I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family of….. US Army Veteran, William LeRoy Gittings “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 â€

  4. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. You have my deepest sympathy and I will be praying for the family. May God bless all of you.

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