Richard “Rick” Harcharik

RICHARD “RICK” HARCHARIK, 68, of New Cumberland, WV, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his friend’s hunting camp in Doddridge County on February 25, 2024. He had enjoyed a memorable day with friends at the camp on Saturday, only to not wake up on Sunday. Born in Weirton, WV, on June 6, 1955, Rick graduated from Weir High School in 1973. He continued his education at West Virginia University. His professional life spanned an impressive 50-year career in the Steel Industry. Rick’s dedication was evident as he navigated through various transitions and buyouts, starting at Weirton Steel, ISG, ArcelorMittal and Cleveland Cliffs. He was currently working in the Tin Mill batch anneal department and was representing fellow workers as their Union Steward. Despite his commitment to work, Rick’s true passion lay in his family. He met the love of his life, Cindy, while both were volunteering with the Weirton Heights Volunteer Fire Department. They married on May 12, 1984, and were blessed with a daughter, Abby, and a cherished granddaughter, Sutton. Rick was not only a devoted family man but also an avid outdoorsman. He reveled in the thrill of deer hunting and was a lifetime member of the Paris Sportsman’s Club. While he was not hunting deer down state, he was feeding them in his backyard. He enjoyed taking care of his lawn and was known for his willingness to help others. He was a parishioner at Saint Paul’s Roman Catholic Church and was a member of the Holy Name. Rick was preceded in death by his parents, Stephen and Pauline Matyas Harcharik, and his sister Katherine Harcharik. Rick will be remembered with love by his wife, Cynthia “Cindy” Bee Harcharik; his daughter Abby Manni (Ross); and his granddaughter, who he adored, Sutton Manni. Friends and family were received on Thursday, February 29, 2024. at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, Weirton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 1, 2024, at Saint Paul’s Church. In a touching and memorable tribute, Rick will be transported to Saint Paul’s Church and Cemetery on a fire truck, honoring his dedicated service and Life Membership to the WHVFD. Share tributes at