Thomas Lee Warsinsky, 93, of McMechen, W.Va., passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Weirton Geriatric Center, Weirton, W.Va.
Tom was born June 16, 1924, in Glen Dale, W.Va., a son of the late William L. and Angela (Biggs) Warsinsky. He was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran, having served on the USS Seacat (Submarine) as a Motor Machinist Mate 2nd Class from 1943 to 1945 in the Pacific Theater. He was also present at Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945, for the Victory over Japan Day.
In 1987, Tom retired as an electrical superintendent for Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel, Benwood Plant. He then became a consultant to LaClede Steel, when they purchased and re-opened the Benwood Plant of Wheeling Steel. He was a member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Benwood; the American Legion, Post No. 5, McMechen; the Wheeling Elks; the Moundsville Eagles; and was a social member of the Garibaldi Lodge, Benwood.
In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his son, Thomas Joseph Warsinsky, in 1988; an infant son, Brent Warsinsky, in 1970; a twin brother, William Lewis Warsinsky; and his beloved daughter-in-law, Deborah Warsinsky.
Tom is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Rose Marie (Dado) Warsinsky; three children, Roseann (Mike) Ferro, Chris Warsinsky, and Sheila (Mark) Nelson, all of McMechen; a brother, John R. “Jack” Warsinsky of Benwood; nine grandchildren, Shawn and Russell Warsinsky, Brett Ferro, Christopher (Keri) Ferro, Adam Ferro, Nathalee Warsinsky, Hunter Warsinsky (Larkin Judd), and Hesper and Savannah Nelson; three great-grandchildren, Abi, Braxton and Grant; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 2-8 pm, Tuesday, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen, where funeral services will be held at 11 am, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Interment will follow in McMechen Cemetery, with full military honors provided by the Moundsville Veterans Honor Guard. An American Legion, Post No. 5 service will be held at 7 pm, on Tuesday, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1299 Pineview Drive, Suite 3, Morgantown, WV 26505, or Marshall County Animal Shelter, 37 Animal Shelter Drive, Moundsville WV 26041. Contributions may also be made online at www.TMCfunding.com. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.