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“Kevin, I am sorry to hear about the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Lori (D'Andrea) Dillon - Colliers, WV

“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...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Frank DeCaria - Old Hickory, TN

“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...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Janet and Andy Tesack - VA

“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...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Tammy (Kraynak) Crowder Madonna 1980 - PA

“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....Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Stan & Fran Sagan - weirton, WV

“Tom, Judy & Family, You have our sympathy and prayers during this time of sorrow. With kindest regards, Larry and Denise Bradt ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Larry & Denise Bradt - Cheswick, PA

“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...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Tom Lafferty Sr. - Tampa, FL

“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...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Eric & Karen Toft - Pgh, PA

“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...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Mary Anne Hohman - Alexandria, VA

“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...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: John & Alice Plesich - FL

“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...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Stas Tuchalski - Kissimmee, FL


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.

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