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“Howard and Thelma are together again. RIP Howard. We love you.Mark and BarbaraCraig, Dawn, Ethan and TylerKim and TaelorChristine and Leah. ”
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“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...Read More »
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“I will never forget Red, He was quite the man, I will never forget our trip to see the Daytona 500,What a trip he was awesome on the trip and we both...Read More »
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“I knew Mr. Straight from the Serbian Picnic Grounds. He always had a smile on his face that warm and kind. When I asked for his last name, he always...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Molly Kopa

“What a wonderful man. He always had a smile and an invitation. The world is a little sadder without him. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Mike and Mitch Kopa


Howard S. "Red" Straight, 86, of Weirton, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015 in Life Line Hospital, Wintersville, OH. He was born December 8, 1928 in Littleton, WV, the son of the late Orville and Gladys Fox Straight. He was also preceded in death by his wife Thelma Powell Straight and step-sisters Mary Jane Eaton and Shirley Tsourtis. With 26 years of service, Howard retired from the Security Department of Weirton Steel. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Weirton, American Legion Post 10, BPOE Lodge 1801, Moose Lodge 688 and the VFW Post 2716 where he served at Commander in 1994-1996, Sgt. at Arms and Officer of the Day. He served in the United States Air Force. Mr. Straight is survived by his step-daughter Beverly Hodgson of Wellington, FL and sister Geraldine Dye of Cleveland, OH. Visitation will be held Thursday 4-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, where funeral services will be celebrated 10AM Friday. The Reverend Kevin Bowers will officiate. Interment will follow in Chestnut Ridge Cemetery, Florence, PA where Military Services will be conducted by the American Legion Honor Guard.

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