Victor-Greco-Obituary

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Victor Augustine Greco

Weirton, West Virginia

Aug 28, 1929 – Jan 16, 2017 (Age 87)

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Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home Obituary

Victor Augustine Greco, 87, of Weirton, passed away Monday, January 16, 2017 in the Weirton Geriatric Center. He was born August 28, 1929 in Fairmont, WV, a son of the late Domenico and Michelina Finamore Greco. He was also preceded in death by his wife Marjorie Hair Greco on January 24, 2011, brothers Joseph, Alex and John, two sisters, Anna and Amelia and grandson Mario Tassan Greco. Prior to his retirement in September 1994, Victor was a partner with his two brothers, Joe and Johnny in the Greco Plumbing & Heating in Weirton which originally started as Greco TV Cable & Plumbing. The family business is still in operation under the direction of his son Jimmy and wife Dee Greco. Victor was very active in the community and was an ambassador to his beloved City of Weirton. He would often be sighted driving his 1950 Red Ford affectionately known as "Henry", in the Weirton Parades. He was instrumental in the foundation of the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center and took an active role in the rebirth of the Festival of Nations For 61 years, The Weirton Rotary Club was a big part of Victor's life where, for over 60 years, he had perfect attendance at the weekly meetings. He served as its president from 1961-1962 and District Governor from 1996-1997. He was the 1972 Rotarian of the year, a Paul Harris Fellow and was bestowed the E.R. Hartman award named after the first District Governor. Victor and Marjorie hosted many exchange students, attended several international conventions and traveled the District, the State and the World.. The Friends of the West Virginia Northern Community named Victor Man of the Year. He was an active member of Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society, Knights of Columbus 3734, and BPOE 1801. Victor served on numerous boards particularly Weirton Hospital Company, Fed One Bank, and Saint Paul's Parish. He is survived by his sons Victor Ray (Isha) Greco of Wheeling and Jimmy (Dee) Greco of Weirton; daughters Cindy (Rich) Lamp of Weirton and Susie (Phil) Lore of Nutley, NJ and grandchildren Richard and Megan Lamp, Victor, Alexandra and Dante Greco, Dominic, Danielle, Elaina and Sophia Lore. Visitation will be held Wednesday 6-8pm and Thursday 1-3 and 6-8pm at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10am Friday at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church. The Reverend Father Larry Dorsch will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Paul Cemetery, Weirton. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Easter Seals of Wheeling, WV, Weirton Madonna High School, Saint Paul's Church or the Weirton Area Museum.

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When my late husband, David Weir, decided to go back and reconnect with Weirton, his childhood home, it was (of course) Victor who took him in, told him the Weirton stories, introduced him to people, and made it all fun. Over the years after that, whenever David and I and our two children, Maisie and Gregory, visited Weirton, our first stop would be to see Victor and Marge. We remember Victor so fondly! He was our introduction to the wonderful community of Weirton and was certainly its...

Oh my word. I just found out that this precious man went to be with Our Lord. With tears rolling down my cheeks I say to you even though I have not seen Mr. Greco in years I absolutely love him. What a wonderful man. What a wonderful family. Oh if walls could talk. LOL. His house would have a lot to say. My memories are endless. I believe that every person who has step foot in his house experienced true love and respect. He always had a word of wisdom, a smile, a good joke, some good food and...

Jimmy -( Diane) so sorry about your DAD was alway a pleasure talking with him / my deepest sympathies

Victor and I served as Governors in 1996-7. I met him at the different Governor training meetings and Zone and International Conventions. You could not meet him and not remember him. What a great person! You can never forget his greetings, especially if you didn't see him coming. Sorry to hear of his passing. God Bless. PDG Pat & Ann Growney District 7510 (NJ) Now in Lake Worth Florida

To the Family: So sorry to hear of Mr. Greco's passing. He always made me feel so special as well as your Mom did. God Bless them both and may they Rest In Peace together. Prayers and sympathy to all of the family.

To Cindy, Victor Ray, Jimmy, Susie and families, So sad to hear the news of Victor’s passing. He was a wonderful man. I arrived in Weirton as a 17-year-old away from my family and country and Victor was a great friend and mentor. I remember the first time I met him. It was mid January, piles of snow and Victor arrived in what looked like a big fur coat and big fur hat. He gave me a big welcome hug. He and Marge were wonderful diplomats for the US and I had the privilege to live with...

To Cindy, Victor Ray, Jimmy, Susie and families,

So sad to hear the news of Victor's passing. He was a wonderful man. I arrived in Weirton as a 17-year-old away from my family and country and Victor was a great friend and mentor. I remember the first time I met him. It was mid January, piles of snow and Victor arrived in what looked like a big fur coat and big fur hat. He gave me a big welcome hug. He and Marge were wonderful diplomats for the US and I had the privilege to...

I was so sorry to learn of Victor's passing. He was the most upbeat and positive person I've ever met. He always greeted me with a smile and a hug. I will miss him. All my love and prayers to the Greco family. I'm sorry my job is keeping me from attending services.

Uncle Victor a true inspiration and a major influence on my life. I love you and will miss you.