Loretta M. Nicholas

LORETTA M. NICHOLAS, 92, of Weirton, WV, passed away Friday, March 31, 2023 at Weirton Geriatric Center. She was born September 7, 1930 in Steubenville, OH, daughter of the late Andrew J. and Mildred V. Glover Willey. She is also preceded in death by her loving husband of 72 years, Ernest M. Nicholas, Sr. (Dec. 5, 2020); and brothers, James Willey and 2 infant brothers. Loretta graduated from Weir High School in 1948 and married her high school sweetheart, Ernie Nicholas. Loretta was a member of All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, where she was a member of Philoptochos Society, a Sunday School teacher, former President of Daughters of Penelope, and All Saints Senior Citizens. In her younger years, she was a Camp Fire leader and a member of Weirton Chapter No. 147 Order of Eastern Star. She also was a member of AARP Senior Citizens. Loretta is survived by sons, Ernest M. Nicholas, Jr. (Ellen) of Weirton and Michael Nicholas, D.O. (Nancy) of Crete, IL; daughter, Nikki Dziatkowicz (Michael S.) of Weirton; nieces; Laura Hinchee of Weirton and Denise Spensky (Steve) of Colliers; nephew, Gaston Blanc (Nancy) of Weirton; grandchildren, Mark Baldauf (Erin), Michael Ernest Dziatkowicz, Julia Nicholas, Melorie Dziatkowicz Butto, Sarah Nicholas Bailey (Douglas), Jilian Nicholas, D.O. (Derek Ballas, D.O.), Ernest M. Nicholas III (Kasey), Andrew Nicholas, D.O. (fiancée Anna Minear); and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation was held Monday, April 3, 2023 until the time of the service, at Steel and Wolfe Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Weirton, with Rev. Fr. Matthew Moore presiding. Interment followed at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Loretta’s family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of Weirton Geriatric Center and Valley Hospice for their loving care. Condolences may be left at