Joseph Paul Romanyak

JOSEPH PAUL ROMANYAK, 64, also known as “Larry Car”, a nick name he received for working so hard when building the Blast Furnace at Weirton Steel, passed away on Sunday, Dcember 25, 2022. Joe went to church on Christmas Day enjoyed the day with his family and went home and passed away from an apparent heart attack. Joe was born on March 22, 1958, in Steubenville, OH, one of four children born to Joseph and Patricia Carol Grill Romanyak. Joe retired as a laborer for Union Local 809, after an injury to his foot that required multiple surgeries. In his free time, he enjoyed working on cars. He was particularly fond of the older Cadillacs. For fun he enjoyed woodworking and fishing at Tappan Lake and Tomlinson Run State Park. He was a member of Saint Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church and the Oglebay Woodcarvers Guild. Sadly, Joe was preceded in death by his mother on October 16, 1994; and his stepmother, Carolyn “Cookie” Constance Johnson Romanyak, on July 19, 1983. He will be deeply missed by his father, Joseph Romanyak, his two sons, Joseph and Christopher Romanyak; his brothers, David, Greg, and Andrew (Sara) Romanyak; sisters, Michelle Guglielmo, and Regina VanCamp (Jeff); and his grandchildren, Oliver, Asher and Leni Romanyak; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation was held Thursday, December 29, 2022, at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, Weirton, where Parasatas services were also held. On Friday morning, a blessing service was held at the funeral home followed by a Funeral Liturgy at Saint Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Weirton. Joseph wsd laid to rest next to his mother at Union Cemetery in Toronto, OH. Share tributes at