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.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Kevin, I am sorry to hear about the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Lori (D'Andrea) Dillon - Colliers, WV   April 03, 2010

Just heard about your loss. My sympathy and prayers are with your family. Mr. Kallay was one of my heros as I grew up. He will be missed. God Bless.

Posted by Frank DeCaria - Old Hickory, TN   March 14, 2010

Dear Aunt Celie & Family We were so sorry to hear of my Uncle Ernie's passing. I'll always have very fond memories of when I was a child riding my bicycle over to your home to play with Karen. You all opened your home & hearts to me. He has left a loving legacy in my heart. Uncle Ernie, hope to see you in heaven someday.

Posted by Janet and Andy Tesack - Charlottesville, VA   March 11, 2010

Kevin & the Kallay Family, I am sorry to hear of your loss. I am not able to make it down to offer my condolences but each of you will be in my prayers.

Posted by Tammy (Kraynak) Crowder Madonna 1980 - Pittsburgh, PA   March 11, 2010

Dear Cel and Family, We are saddened to learn of Ernie's passing away. May you feel the presence of our Heavenly Father during this grieving time. Our prayers are with you. Stan & Fran

Posted by Stan & Fran Sagan - weirton, WV   March 11, 2010

Tom, Judy & Family, You have our sympathy and prayers during this time of sorrow. With kindest regards, Larry and Denise Bradt

Posted by Larry & Denise Bradt - Cheswick, PA   March 11, 2010

Ernie & I have spent many hours having wonderful conversations over the years. He surely will be missed by me & many of his friends. My heartfelt appreciation for the priviledge of having the opportunity of knowing this personal friend and he will not be forgotten. My condolences,thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Posted by Tom Lafferty Sr. - Tampa, FL   March 11, 2010

Dear Tom & Judy, We're sorry that we cannot be with you to offer our condolences in person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of your father. With Sympathy,Eric and Karen and family

Posted by Eric & Karen Toft - Pgh, PA   March 10, 2010

I have had the priviledge to work with Dr. Karen Kallay at Ascension School for the past eight years, and thus learn some about her parents and the Kallay family. My brother, Dr. Jim Peter, was an early "angel" for Ascension School. I was his sidekick. Jim died this past October. I hope he and your father, have met in Heaven and are working together to sustain Dr. Kallay in her efforts. Our hearts and prayers are with all of you during these difficult days. The Lord is with you.

Posted by Mary Anne Hohman - Alexandria, VA   March 10, 2010

We were very sorry to hear of the passing of Ernie, we will pray for his soul. We will alwayr remember his even temperment and smile and some of the good times with Ted and Viv Cwiczynski.

Posted by John & Alice Plesich - Weeki Wachee, FL   March 09, 2010

Dear Mrs. Kllay and Family: I wish to extend my heartfelt prayers and deep sympathy on the passing of your loving husband and father, Ernest. He was a great man and had a wonderful faith in our Lord. Now he is at peace and rest with the Lord. Know that you all remain in my thoughts and prayers and I wish you well. Sincerely, Stas` Tuchalski

Posted by Stas Tuchalski - Kissimmee, FL   March 09, 2010