GUZZETTA, Dominic “Babe,” 90, of Weirton, WV, died Tuesday, December 24, 2013, with his family at his side.
Born on June 17, 1923 in Holliday’s Cove, WV, Dominic was a son of the late Joseph and Josephine Trovato Guzzetta.
He was preceded in death by his four brothers, Alphonse, Alfred, Matthew and Albert Guzzetta; and his three sisters, Jennie DiGiacinto, Josephine Guzzetta, and Millie Tronti.
During his childhood years, most of his family and friends called him Donald or Babe. It was not until he was ready to graduate from high school, when he found out his real name was Dominic. He has been going by Dominic or Babe ever since.
Babe graduated from Weir High School and enlisted in the United States Army, where he served in World War II. After the war he followed in his father’s footsteps and owned and operated a barber shop in downtown Weirton called Babe’s Barber Shop. At the age of 34, he married his wife, Virginia, and later was employed at Weirton Steel for 30 years before retiring.
An award winning jitterbug dancer, Babe enjoyed spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed watching his daughter, Mary Beth, and grandchildren excel on the sports fields and courts while occasionally giving the referees a hard time. Another one of his favorite pastimes was joining his buddies at the K of C for a card game.
He was an active member of Saint Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, Holy Name Society, Knights of Columbus 3734 and the Fourth Degree Assembly.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Virginia Tominack Guzzetta, his three daughters, Marisa (Brian) Shreve, Monette Myers, and Mary Beth Guzzetta; his nine grandchildren, Christopher, Jesse, Nicholas, Boomer, Maggie, and Levi Shreve, Luke, Jacob (Angela), and Stephanie Myers; and six great-grandchildren, Kendyll, Steven, Kaleb, Sofia, Mila, and Mollie; several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St., Weirton, WV.
The Knights of Columbus will recite the Rosary Friday evening at 6 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday at Saint Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, Weirton, WV.
Rev. Fr. Larry Dorsch will preside.
Entombment will follow at Saint Paul’s Cemetery, Weirton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, 140 Walnut St., Weirton, WV 26062 or to Weirton Madonna Athletics, 150 Michael Way, Weirton, WV 26062.
Babe’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Valley Hospice for all their love and care they provided to Babe.
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