STIRPE, George A., Sr., 75, passed away peacefully on May 9, 2014, with his loving family by his side. George fought a short but courageous battle with cancer.
After retiring from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel he owned The Westgate Cocktail Lounge in Columbus, OH, until retiring in 2002.
He was preceded in death by his father, Remo Stirpe Sr; mother, Louise (Shorac) Stirpe and brother, Sonny.
He leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Anna (Prolago) Stirpe, sons, George Stirpe Jr., Remo Stirpe and his wife, Raeanne (Ross), daughters, Renee Stirpe and Ginny (Stirpe) Beardsley. He was Pappy to Anthony and Ryan Beardsley and Emily Stirpe
He is survived by his sister, Mary (Stirpe) Sabol, and nieces, Cindy Smith (Jeff), Kathy and Michelle Sabol all of Washington, PA; brother, Ron Stirpe (Shirley, deceased) and nieces Renee Rodriguez (Jorge), Laura McCoole Conley(Ken) and Lisa Cain (Briggs) all of Tampa, FL; his cousins, Sam Shorac, Marlene (Shorac) Fayak (John) all of Steubenville, OH and Carol (Peruzza) McCartey (Homer) of Denver, CO. and many more cousins, nieces and nephews.
George is also survived by his friends for life, Andrew (Babe) Zorne and Robert Gentile both of Las Vegas and Nino Lancia of Steubenville, OH.
Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville, OH on Saturday from 4-5:45 p.m. services with Rev. Bradley Greer officiating. After services, friends and family are invited to gather at Shorac Family Center.
Through the mercy of God, may he rest in peace, Amen.
In lieu of flowers, the family expressly requests that donations be made to the family so that a memorial may be established in George's honor at Kobacker House.
Contributions may be mailed to Stirpe Family, 5909 Baytree Drive, Galloway, OH 43119 or to the funeral home.
Offer condolences at www.shorac.com.