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PAGE 2 , Friday, February 3, 2012 BROOKE COUNTY REVIEW [ t "o ,% 4 o" BRONWEN ANN REITrER Bronwen Ann Reitter, 63, of Weirton, p.assed away Wednesday, January 25, 2012 in the Weirton Medical Center. Born March 19, 1948" in Weirton, she was the daughter of the late John "L.B." and Dorothy Elizabeth Watson Reitter, Sr. She was also preceded in death by her brother Ricky Lou Reitter and her loving dog Cuddles. Bronwen is survived by her brothers John R. Reitter, Jr. and his girlfriend Lucy of Weirton and Thomas James Reitter of Steubenville, OH. There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held ! 1AM Friday at St. John Cemetery, Colliers, WV with Reverend Dana Snodgrass officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. DORIS'LEAADAMS Doris Lea Adams, 86 of Follansbee, WV passed away Tuesday January 24, 2012 at Trinity Medical Cente r Wdst, Ste.ubenviile, OH. She was born August 27, 1925 in Tyler County, WV. She was the dafighter of the late Glennie & Audrey Amett Tennant. Doris was preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, Dale Coleman Adams, who passed away June 25, 2006. Also preceding her in death were her brothers Charles & Edgar Tennant. Surviving are her son Gary Dale Adams & his wife Cheryl ofWeirton, WV, granddaughter Jennifer L. Adams ofWeirton, WV sisters Lenna Eureka (Wait) of Alma, WV, & Shirley Guz of Weirton, wV. Several nieces & nephews that called he "Dodo" also survive. Doris is also survived by her special neighbors Donald & Betty Bauer. Arrangements made by Steel & Wolfe Funeral Home, Inc., 380 Penco Road, Weirton, WV where the funeral service was held with Reverend Kevin L. Bowers presiding. Burial followed at Adams, Cemetery, Point Lookout, WV. DONALD LEE BAUER Donald Lee Bauer, 48, of Weirton, WV, died Thursday, ::i::::i::ii::iii!iiiiil::::::::,: :!!i:: iiiii::ii::iiii!::ii:  : !iil ::iii:: January 26, 2012 at home. Hewasborn September 12, iiiii!iiiiii! ii '" 1963 in Steubenville, OH. Son of George Bauer of Weir- :, -:  ton and the late Dolores Pasquarella Bauer. Donald Was :: ::!., : !: employed as a Prep Cook at Bravos Restaurant, Robiuson ! Township and Catholic by faith. In addition to his mother, i he as preceded in death by his brother, Robert Bauer in :..{ i:: ::: .! iii i !!il 2002. In addition to Donald's father, he is survived by i  fiance', LeeAnn Trickett of Weirton, two daughters, Jessica Black, Chester, WV and Sadey Dawn Bauer, at home, one brother, George "Jack" (Vicky) Bauer ofW'mston-Salem, NC, two sisters, Debbie (Nick) Cebula of Follansbee and Karen (Richard) Miser of Weirton, three grandchildren Kylee, Alexis and Steven Clark and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements made by James Funeral Home, 1245 Main Street, Follansbee, WV with Minister Jonathan Absher, officiating. ROBERT"BOB" JAMES DEGENKOLB / Robert"Bob" James Degenkolb, 83, of Weirton, WV passed away Thursday, January 26, 2012 at the Weirto n Medical Center. He was born August 21, 1928 in Lincoln Place, PA. He was the son of the late Emil & Iva Ross Degenkolb. Bog was also preceded in death by his wife of nearly 62 years, Dorothy Boyd Degenkolb who passed away September 13, 2001. Also preceding him in death were his grandson John C. Yoho, brother Emil, Bill, & Earl Degenkolb & sister Vera Winterstein. Bob attended Trinity Lutheran Church. He was a WW I! U.S. Army AirCorp veteran. For many years Bob was an amatuer radio operator under the call signal of W8IMX, scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 39, a member of the Weir- ton Steel Male Chorus, member of the 25 year club of Weirton Steel, and along with llts wife Dorothy, they were avid square dancers. For many years Bob al w6ked at Gerrerro's Music in Steubenville, OH. He retired from Weirton Steel Corp. as an electronics technician in the electronics shop. Surviving are his daughters Roberta Dean (Russell) of Morgantwon, WV & Eileen Yoho (Jay) of Paris, PA, son James Degenkolb (MaryP ofHinesville, GA, grandchil- drea Krista Degenkolb, Andrea Crowley IGeorge), & John D. Yoho and two lgreat grandchildren, and sister Olive Linn of W'mtersville, OH. Arrangements made by Steel & Wolfe Funeral Home, Inc., 380 Penco Road, Weirton, WV, where the funeral was held with Pastor Michael Heckathon officiating. Burial followed at Fort Steuben Burial Estates, Wintersville, OH. Memorial contribu- tions may be made in Bob's name to Valley Hospice, Inc., 10680 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943. AUDREY FAYE GRF. Audrey. Faye Gress, 93, of Foilansbee, WV, passed away on Thursday January 26, 0 I' . at her home. Born June 7, ! 9 ! 8 in Cowen, WV, she was a daughter of the late William and Deborah Jarvis Brady. She was also preceded in death by her husband Melvin Cloyd Gress on May 13, 1983; four brothers, Merle, Orville, Carrell, and Bernard Brady; and three sisters, Pearl Evans, Virginia Huchinson, and Violet Persinger. During World War II, Audrey worked at the Follansbee Steel Sheet Metal Division. Most of her life, she was a homemaker, who loved to tend to her garden, sew, and take care of her two grandchildren. SHe was a member of the Follansbee and Brooke Hills Free Methodist Church, from 1980 until 1988; she taught Sunday School classes atthe Follansbee Free Method- ist Church, where she mentored numerous young children, in recent years, Audrey attended the First Nazarene Church in Weirton. Mrs. Gress is sur- vived by her son David Lee Gress, and his wife Lucille of Follansbee, WV; grandchildren, Stephen Edward Gress and his wife Kelly and Daniel Eugene Gress. She was also a loving aunt to several nieces and nephews. Arrange- meats made by Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Additional visitation was held time of service at The First Church of the loving wife, Rosie (Palizzi) Barchiesi of Follansbee, two devoted children, George Barchiesi Jr. and his wife Pamela, of Weilsburg and Melissa Salopek and her husband Larry of Weirton, six gvandchildren, Stephanie, Vanessa, Kirstie, Irene, Cameron, and Nicolas, six brothers and sisters, Ennio Barchiesi of Wintersville, OH, and Pino, Antonella, Maria, Grazia, Gabriel of Italy, and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements made by James Funeral Home, 1245 Main Street, Follansbee, WV. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Follansbee, with Father Pete Giannamore, Cel- ebrant. Internment followed at Oak Grove Cemetery, Follansbee. Vigil Service were held at the funeral home. PAULLEROY MERCER Paul Leroy Mercer, 76, of Colliers, WV, died Saturday, January 28, 20 i 2, at the Valley Hospice Care Unit North, Steubenville, OH. Born November 2 i, 1935 in Middlebourne, WV, he was a son of the late Roy and Lydia Lancaster Mercer. Paul was also preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Mercer Roberts. Paul retired from Weirton Steel after 36 years of service as a Scale Repairman. He was a member of the Colliers Way Church of Christ and the WSX 25 Year Club. Paul was a very talented woodworker who enjoyed working with his hands, especially making furniture. He also enjoyed spending time in his garden. Surviving is his wife of 54 years, Patty Cooper Mercer; a daughter, Pamela K. Cain (Janes) of Colliers, WV; brother, Wayne Mercer (Violet) of Middlebourne, WV; sister, Irene Reitter (Frank) ofWellsburg, WV: grandchildren, Courtney Crain and Amber Kush (Pat); and great grandchildren, Keara, Jaedyn, and Trey Kush. Arrangements made by Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, where services were held. Thomas C. Derby will officiated. Interment followed in St. John Cemetery, Colliers, WV Following the commit- tel service, family and friends are invited to a luncheon at the Colliers Way Church of Christ. The Mercer family would like to extend their gratitude to the Valley Hospice of Steubenville, OH for their compassion and loving care during Paul's final days. Contributions in memory of Paul can be made to Valley Hospice, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943. ALEX SABOL .. Alex Sabol, 82, loving husband of 60 years to (Zdinak) Sabol, of Weirton, Theresa died V peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at Life Line Hos- pital in Wintersville, OH. Alex was born September 8, 1929 in Toronto, Ohio, to the late John and Mary Sabol. ,He graduated from Toronto High School in 1947. Alex retired from Weirton Steel Corporation after 44 years of service as an operator on the Continuous Anneal Line in the Tin Mill and was in the United States Air Force and a Korean War Veteran. Alex is survived by his wife Theresa and 8 children: Alex (Anne) Sabol ofCentreville, VA; Michael Sabol ofWeirton; Terri (Bill) Bocek of Weir- ton; Cecelia (Ed) Conley of Weirton; Mary Ann Sabol of Charlotte, NC; Jane (Kevin) Miller of Toronto, OH; Veronica Zaney of Charlotte, NC and Joanne (Doug) Smith of Harmony, PA; one sister, Virginia Henry and brother-in-law Tee Henry of Bull Head City, AZ and brother-in-law Ed Vast of Kingsport, TN. Alex was an'amazing "Zedo" to his 20 Grandchildren: Bryan Sabol, Alexis (Sabol) Weisskopf, Megan Sabol, Jonathan Bocek, Dana Bocek, Mindy (Conley) Gilleland, Loft (Conley) Vandebome, Marleea SaboI-Hall, Terra (Miller) Rauschenberg, Kevin Miller II, Emily Miller, Jeffrey Zaney, Robert Zaney, Jacquelyn Zaney, Kyle Smith, Levi Smith, Grady Smith, Quinn Smith, isaac Smith and Virginia Smith. Alex has 12 Great-Grandchildren: Ayden Sabol, Amare Sabol, Ave Giileland, Reece Gilleland, Ethan Rauschenberg, Seth Rauschenberg, Robert Vandeborne, Alexandra Vandeborne, Madison Sabol, Landen Sabol, Savannah Sabol and Liam Miller. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother John Sabol, Jr., sister-in-law Betty Sabol, his sister Mary Stock, brother-in-law James Stock, his sister Helen Vast and daughter-in-law Dee Sabol. Alex was a member of the Knights of Columbus Toronto Council 2187 where he was past Faithful Navigator, past Grand Knight and K of C Fourth Degree Assembly. He was a member of the Weirton Radio Watch, Four Seasons, VFW, Moose and the American Legion. He was also an active member of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic church where he served as an usher, was a member of the Men's club and church choir where he met his wife, Theresa. Alex was a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pittsburgh Pirates. He enjoyed spending time with his large family, especially during the holidays where they celebrated man 31avic/Byzantine traditions. Alex also loved to listen to Polka music. Arrangments made by Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 32 ! 9 Main Street, W eirton, WV, where Parastas were held and funeral services began at Greco-Hermick Funeral Hone at I 0:30am followed by Mass at St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church. The Reverend Father Ed Lucas of- ficiated. Services were continue at St. Paul's Cemetery in Weirton with military graveside services provided by the American Legion Firing Squad. Following the services, family and friends were invited to a luncheon at the Serbian Culture Center in Weirton. The Sabol family would like to extend their grati- tude to the Life Line Hospital staffof Wintersville, OH for their compassion and loving care during Alex's final days. Contributions in memory of Alex can be made to St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, 3 i 16 Elm Street, Weirton, WV 26O62. Nazarene, 475 Colliers Way, Weirton, WV. The Reverend Larry Barkley offici- ated. Interment was in St. John Cemetery, Colliers. WV. Memorial contribu- Send Us Your Sports tions may be made to the Lighthouse Program c/o Brooke County Senior Center, 948 Main Street, Follansbee, WV26037.  News and Photos! ,- GIORGIO "GEORGE" BARCHIESI 1 Send To: Brooke County Review ,.__.1 Giorgio "George" Barchiesi, 67 of Follansbee, passed   319 Charles St., PO Box 591  away on Friday, January 27, 2012 at home. Hewasborn  [ Wellsburg, WV 26070-0591 $:::::x on February 13, 1944 in Torrecilla, Italy. George was the son ofthe late Dominico and Angelina (DiPaolo) Barchiesi. E-Mail: In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by a sister, Adrianh, and a brother, Dino. George was the We Owner of Barchiesi and Son Construction. He was a mem- [ ber of St. Anthony of Catholic Church, Follansbee, and the Moose Lodge, Welcome Out Of Ii ( -'',,'- " n Weirton, but most ofallGeorge wRen family man. George is survived by his I l.J00 ,, I (#'ureral Home Town Obituaries Hullenboch funeral Home Brooke CountyRevieW,POBox591 669 Main Street, Foilansbee, WV 26037 Wellsburg, WV26070 brookereviewnews@comcast.nel [ Seasons change and so do the times. l Compare our funeral home and our pnces against 1 any other in e area and you will see why most 1 ll'ranhert'00; l families are choosing us. We offer free funeral ,[ -- --.--,.-- . -- .1,,: i[ estimates. We accept pre-need funeral transfers I ,l I with no hassle to you. We carry Great Western ........ ';" Insurance and ForeThought Life Insurance. I .et sales tfiroufi q'loanmond CTranite Company. OJyeringfuf[ funera[, Crematin. andC Crem.ation. S'vlces.' Joseph M. Mullenbach, Licensee in Charge: 304-527-4040 I[o 0 8 Ah ays among Friends 1515 Charles Street, Wellsburg, WV 737-3251 Pre-Planning Funeral Service C. Danici Reasner Iii. LTC. Pete A. Baldwin. Funeral Director Robert J. Morris, Funeral Director Kim Miller, I'xecutive Secretary, Sophia Re-United With Owner Pictured are Greg Baker and Steve Tennant along with Bakers Lab Sophie. Baker was in Brooke County delivering a load to the Wheeling Cor- rugating plant in Beech Bottom two weeks before Christmas when Sophie jumped from his truck. Baker and oth- ers searched for over two hours for Sophie before he had to get back on the road. A passing motorist, Dan Buchach, Athletic Director at Linsley of North Wheeling, later saw Sophie running along Rte 2 and stopped and picked her up, probably saving her life. Using Sophies rabies tag he con- tacted the vet clinic in Missouri where Baker is from and was able to contact Baker that Sophie was ok but that he could not keep ler and that she would be at the Brooke County Shelter. : Due to a quarantine at the shelter and the fact that Sophie was an owned dog, Donna DeJaro, Shelter Director, was unable to take her but she said that she would check with Steve and Joyce Tennant who have fostered many dogs for the shelter whefi there has been overcrowding or quarantine situations. Although already having several shelter dogs Steve and Joyce gladly looked after Sophie for the seven weeks she stayed here in Brooke County until Baker could get another load scheduled up this way. "We can really appreciate Greg wanting to get Sophie back said Steve Tennant, as she is one of the nicest dogs that we have ever seen, and thats saying something." Steve and Joyce met Baker at a local truck stop where Sophie was reunited with Baker. " I haven't told my kids yet that she is coming h'me with me so they will have a sweet present when ! get home. ! can't say enough about the folks in Brooke County for taking care of Sophie". (By Steve Tennant) West Virginia Gas Prices Up Almost Four Cents The current average price for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline in West Virginia is $3.51 I, up 3.7 cents per gallon from a week ago. This week's average prices: West Virginia Average $3.51 I Average price during the week of January 24, 2012 $3.474 Average price during the week of February 1,2011 $3.139 Today's National Average Price $3.443 The following is a list of the average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline in various areas: $3.510 Bridgeport $3.510 Clarksburg $3.464 Huntington $3.591 Martinsburg $3.591 Morgantown $3.391 Parkersburg $3.498 Weinon $3.533 Wheeling AAA East Central is a not-for-profit association with 80 local offices in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, New York and Kentucky servicing 2.5 million members. Why Risk Heart Attack? Eight Ways to Guard Your Heart Every year, more than 550,000 people die of heart attacks int he United States. Many thousands of these deaths occur among people in the prime of life. Reasearch scientists are getting closer to the secret of preventing heart attacks. Their studies show that certain physical conditions and living habits may increase the risk of heart attacks and many of these risks can be reduced with practical steps. Everyone in the family - children included, as well as adults:can benefit by following a health program under a doctor's supervision or a health counselor's guidance. Children will benefit most of all when they are taught eating and living patterns that will guard their hearts throughout their lives. You can reduce risk of a heart attack by observing the following eight ways to guard your heart. Do not smoke cigarettes, Control high blood pressure, Reduce saturated fat and cholesterol with diet, Identify diabetes, Exercis regu- larly, Oral contraceptive pills in obese women and women over 35, Have regu- lar medical checkups, Avoid stressful situations. Are these eight steps a sure thing? There is still no guarantee that heart attacks can be prevented, but medical scientists say that redu/:ing your risks will give you the best chance of avoiding a heart attack in the prime of life. At the Brooke County Health Department, we offer a clinic to monitor your bllod pressures, weight and diet routine on a weekly basis. This clinic is every Wednesday from i :30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. For further information contact Brooke County Health Department at 304-737-3665. by Brooke Publishing, Inc. -USPS 066-720 Postmaster: send address changes to The Brooke County Review PO Box 591, Wellsburg, WV 26070-0591 (304) 737-0946 FAX: (304) 737-0297 E-maih Entered at the Wellsburg, WV Post Office and additional offices as Second Class Matter underact of March 1879 as Periodicals Postage Paid at Wellsburg, VVV , and at additional mailing offices J.W. George Wallace - PublisherEditor Janet Knox, Editorial Assistant, Photographer Heather Ness, Business Office Kristine Roberts,. Columnist Member: West Virginia Press Association The Brooke County Review was established in 1994 by merger of the Brooke News (est. 1937) and The Follansbee Review (est. 1911) A paid subscription Newspaper - Rate - $26.00 per annum NOTE: Opinions expressed by guests or regular columnists do not nec- essarilj, reflect the policies or opinions of the Brooke Count. Review or its management. # IF