Ernest R. Kallay, Sr.

  • Born: October 21, 1920
  • Died: March 8, 2010
  • Location: Weirton, West Virginia

Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home

3219 Main Street
Weirton, WV 26062
Tel. (304) 748-3219

Tribute & Message From The Family

Ernie R. Kallay, Sr., 89, of Weirton died Monday March 8, 2010. Ernie was born on October 21, 1920 in Dillonvale, OH, a son of the late Steve Kallai and Julia Matusz Kallai. Ernie was also preceded in death by his three brothers, Steve, John, and Joe Kallay; three sisters, Mary Mikula, Helen Schwarten and Julia Paytors. Ernie retired from Weirton Steel after 33 years of service as a millwright in the Tin Mill. Receiving five Battle Stars, he served his country in the US Army during World War II where he was headquartered with General Patton. He was a member of Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church where he was a member of the Church Choir and the Holy Name Society. Ernie was also a member of the VFW 2716 and the Weirton Steel 25 Year Club. He is survived by his wife, Cecelia Cwiczynski Kallay of Weirton; four sons, Jerry and Sharon Kallay of Richmond, OH, Kevin Kallay of Cloverdale, CA, Tom and Judy Kallay of Verona, PA and Ernest R. and Sylvia Kallay, Jr. of Columbus, OH; a daughter, Dr. Karen Kallay of Redondo Beach, CA; three grandchildren, Dr. Aron Kallay and his wife Rashida, Shannon and her husband Steve Dolan and David Kallay; two great grandchildren, Jonathan Thomas Dolan and Patrick Ernest Dolan. Visitation will be 5-8PM Thursday at the Greco- Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10AM Friday at the Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 200 Preston Avenue, Weirton, WV 26062. Interment will follow in Saint Paul Cemetery with military services conducted by the American Legion Firing Squad. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 200 Preston Avenue, Weirton, WV 26062.