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Official Obituary of

Joseph Bertha

March 13, 1935 ~ March 6, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Joseph Bertha Obituary

Joseph “JB” Bertha, 88, of Weirton, WV passed away Wednesday March 6, 2024 at Valley Hospice, Steubenville, OH. He was born March 13, 1935 in Weirton. He was the son of the late George C. and Anna E. Kovalik Bertha. JB is also preceded in death by his brothers, John and George E. Bertha; and his sister, Geraldine Donofe.

JB was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church. He was a member of Knights of Columbus #3734. He worked for 22 years in Plant Security at Weirton Steel Corporation. JB loved spending his time making model airplanes, doing puzzles, golfing, fishing, and tinkering with projects with his duct tape. He and his wife were snowbirds and loved spending winters in Myrtle Beach and were able to travel to many places together. JB was a strong-willed, loyal man, who loved his family and spending time with his kids, grandkids and great-grandkids, especially at Seneca Lake and at the beach.

Joseph is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Frances Perazzoli Bertha; children, Vickie Williamson (Randy) of Kill Devil Hills, NC, Joe Bertha of Weirton, Jeff Bertha (Laurie) of Weirton, and Lori Bertha of Kill Devil Hills, NC; his adoring grandchildren, Joe Bertha, Natalie Bertha, Josh Kernen, Jerod Kernen, Kasey Nicholas (Ernie), Emily Staley (Derek), Matthew Williamson; and his “sunshine”, great-grandchildren, Sophia Nicholas, Ella Nicholas, Eli Staley, Lyla Staley and Owen Staley; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will take place Saturday March 9 from 10:00 AM until the memorial service at 12:00 Noon at Steel & Wolfe Funeral Home, 380 Penco Road, Weirton, with Rev. Tony Thurston presiding. Inurnment will take place at St. Paul Cemetery.

JB’s family would like to thank the devoted staff of Valley Hospice for their care. Memorial donations can be made to St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 229 California Avenue, Weirton, WV 26062.


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March 9, 2024

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Steel & Wolfe Funeral Home & Cremation Services
380 Penco Rd
Weirton, WV 26062

Memorial Service
March 9, 2024

12:00 PM
Steel & Wolfe Funeral Home & Cremation Services
380 Penco Rd
Weirton, WV 26062


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