Samuel “Sam” Warbel

February 15, 1930 - December 12, 2013

02/15/1930 - 12/12/2013

Warbel, Samuel, 83, of St. Clairsville, Ohio fell asleep in the Lord Thursday, December 12, 2013 surrounded by a proud and
loving family.

He was born February 15, 1930 in Wolf Run, Ohio, a son of the late Ciprian and Irene Kanuik Warbel.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, was his wife of 50 years Anna Krak Warbel, four brothers; Nicholas, Lucas, Michael, and Steven; and three sisters; Mary Gregor, Anastasia Nellie Redovian, and Annie Gregor.

Loving Father and cherished Dedo, he is survived by his sons, Daniel Krissie Warbel of Russell, Kentucky and Samuel Lynn Warbel of Canton, Michigan. Dedo to five grandchildren; Katie, Anna, Halee, DJ, and Sam, sister Dorothy Kochan of Middleburg Heights, Ohio and brother John June Warbel of Wolf Run, Ohio, sisters-in-law Bobbie Warbel of Loudonville, Ohio and Marie Irv Miller of Largo, FL and brother-in-law Michael Susan Krak of West Palm Beach, FL and many loved nieces, nephews, and godchildren.

Sam served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a Mining Engineering degree. He retired from North American Coal Corporation and was Vice President of Operation for their Central Division in Powhatan Point Ohio. Sam also served on the Board of Directors for Belmont Savings Bank and Belmont Technical College. Sam especially enjoyed coordinating and working with all of his friends over the years on the annual North American Coal reunion picnic committees.

Sam was a faithful and supportive member of Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church of Moundsville, WV where he was a parish officer and enjoyed many countless hours of volunteer work, including painting Santa Clauses and donating the proceeds to the church. Sam also enjoyed his visits to the Wellness Center where he had many friends.

Sam Warbel was loved and will be forever remembered by all.

Friends will be received Sunday from 2-4 & 6-8pm and Monday from 5-8 pm at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio.

Funeral service will be held at 10a.m. Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox
Church, Moundsville, WV, with the Very Reverend Michael Zahirsky as Celebrant.

Panikhida Service will be at 7p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Interment will follow at St Nicholas Orthodox Cemetery Weirton, WV.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial contributions to: Sts.
Peter and Paul Orthodox Church 1109 Morton Ave. Moundsville WV.

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Daniel and Lisa Berry
8 years ago

Although we did not know him, we are sure he was a fine gentleman. We are sorry for your loss. We wish you and your family all the strength to get through this difficult time.

Merrily Demko
8 years ago

Dear Warbel family,

I am sorry to hear about the passing of your father.


Paul & Barb Harris
8 years ago

I forgot to mention that Anka and my mother Julia Harris Demko were cousins.

Elmer Schanck
8 years ago

I value the time that I worked with Sam. He was a professional manager and a leader whom one never wanted to disappoint. He always looked to the the welfare of those around him.

8 years ago

Love you all, you’re in our thoughts and prayers. Love Marie and family

Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard
8 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, may your memories of Samuel Warbel give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is done. I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

Samuel Warbel, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Olivia Hodorowski
8 years ago

My condolences to the family of Sam and Ann Warbel. I will always remember the fun times keeping the mines and employees all working together. Ann providing lunches for the office staff with her famous pierogi. Sam’s dry wit yet steady resolve concerning all of us. Truly a sad day. He will be missed and long remembered. Since I spoke with him only a few months ago, its a reminder to all of us to reach out and keep in touch a little more.

Charles Daub
8 years ago

My condolences to the Warbel family. He was a good man.

Nick Cacciacarro
8 years ago

My prayers and thoughts are with him and his family.

Sandy Wilson
8 years ago

My sincere condolences to the family…Sam was a fine man ….He and his best friend “Ann” are together again…many fond memories of him….made my heart feel good when he came to Flip’s viewing 2 years ago….You will be missed…..

Connie Majors
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sam and Ann have been cherished friends for over 40 years, more like extended family. No words can express my heart felt sadness, but all the wonderful memories will stay forever.

Paul & Barb Harris
8 years ago

My wife and I are so saddened to learn today of Sam’s passing. Our sincerest condolences to the family. Sam was a kind man and we know there are many heavy hearts still healing. May God grant you all comfort and may his memory be eternal. Paul & Barb Harris

George & Pam Bartlett
8 years ago

Our heartfelt condolences to Sam and Dan, their families and all of Sam’s relatives.

Forty- five years ago,I went to work for Sam as his assistant in my first job at North American, and he quickly took me under his wing and became my mentor for not only learning the ropes of coal mining, but also for learning many of life’s lessons in general. He was and still is a perfect role model for me and many others whose life he touched.

Pam and I will miss him. He was a great friend. May he rest in peace.

Rob & Ginny Moore
8 years ago

Our thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow. Prayers of comfort for family and friends.

Jim & Alexis Petrilla
8 years ago

Sam & Dan

Reading all these loving comments about your parents did not just happen – they were truly earned. They were perfect neighbors and friends and we are positive perfect parents. From your father’s landscaping advice to your mother’s bakery – they will be truly missed. Our deepest condolences are being sent.

Irv and Marie Miller
8 years ago

Sam was one of the most considerate and loving persons one can know. He was a great brother-in-law.

Jim McWilliams
8 years ago

Sam was the consummate professional leader, slow to anger and quick to forgive. He was the person you could always count on and a great mentor to so many in the mining profession. Even when things turned upside down, he was steadfastly the man’s man. I and many many others will miss him greatly.

His Christmas artistry was a fantastic other side to a man who gave his whole career to the management and safety of the mines and miners. May he rest in peace and may his family be blessed in his memory.

Ken and Sheila Koski
8 years ago

Sam, Lynn, Katie, Anna, we are so sorry for the loss of your father and grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. He will always be with you in your heart. God Bless all of you. Fondly, Ken and Sheila Koski

Karen Preiss
8 years ago

Sam, Your co-workers at General Motors send their thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

– GM Powertrain Manufacturing Engineering

8 years ago

Sam,Lynn,Dan,Krissie,and children,please know how sad I am,for all of you and Stephanie too.Aunt Ann and Uncle Sam were wonderful people and a great comfort to Stephanie once Mom passed. All my love….

John & Beverley Nozica
8 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Sam will be missed by many.

Cherish your memories.

Fred Wilber
8 years ago

Sorry to hear of the loss to the Warbel Family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Dan Horvath
8 years ago

Sympathies to the Warbel family from the Horvath’s – Norma & John, David, Danny & Diane. Your mother & my mother grew up together on the same street in Weirton. They graduated high school together in 1949. Your Mom was in my Mom’s wedding in 1950. Your Mom & Dad married some years later. I attended their wedding with my parents & older brother. Over the years I remember seeing their annual Christmas family photo which included more children and grandchildren over the years. Your Mom & Dad attended my Mom & Dad’s 50th wedding anniversary in Florida in 2000. That was the last time I saw them. I think my Mom saw them at a class reunion after that. Your Dad wrote a note to my folks last Christmas with the family picture. He’s very proud of his family. I wish you all peace and comfort.

Barbara L Rush
8 years ago

To all the family – Sam, Lynne, Dan & Chris and children: Sam will forever be in my heart, as a supervisor, a dear friend, and someone I’ve always admired. Please know there are many, many people who will miss him!

Kim McFarland
8 years ago

To Mr.Warbel’s family, I was fortunate to know Mr.Warbel when he came to the #6 mine.He was a wonderful man and friend to all who knew him,both salarly and union.I remember the first time I met him and I called him Mr. Warbel. I always did and always will refer to my friend as Mr. Warbel because he earned my respect by the way he conducted his life.May God bless you all.

Gerald Mountain
8 years ago

To Sam’s family and his friends: I had the priviledge of working for Sam and found him to be a role model,a supportive boss, and true gentleman. He had the respect of those who worked with him and for him and he will be greatly missed but fondly remembered.

Mary Ryncarz
8 years ago

To Sam’s Family, My deepest sympathy go out to each of you. Sam and Ann were incredible people, wonderful and kind to everyone. Their memories will be cherished by those who loved and knew them. They are now in the arms of our great Savior. My thoughts and prayers are also with my friend,Stephanie-Sam’s niece. Sam was like a father to her.

Mary Ryncarz

Steve and MaryJo Zacchini Kurko
8 years ago

To Sam’s family…..My Dad ZackRom Zacchini knew Sam as a best friend and working partner for all the years they were both affiliated with the mining industry. We grew to love Sam and Ann like family members and enjoyed their visits immensely. They both were truly wonderful and loving people and Sam will be so missed. I marveled at the way he stayed so vital and busy even after Ann’s death. Think of them now together again and that someday, you will all be reunited once more. We truly admired Sam and Ann so much and your loss is shared by our family more than we can say. They shall live on in the awesome legacy they left for all the lives they touched. Love and prayers,

Steve and MaryJo Zacchini Kurko,

Belleview Heights, Bellaire Ohio

Gary J. Scott
8 years ago

To Sam’s sons Sam and Dan, and all of Sam’s family, you have our condolences and our prayers are with you all at the time of the loss of a loved one. I first met Sam and Ann when I was a fourth grade teacher in Powhatan and both of his sons were in my classroom. We also lived just down the street from Sam and Ann. Later I worked for North American at #5, #1, and finally at #7. Sam was really a very nice person and I never heard an unkind comment about him. He will be missed by everyone who knew him and even more so by his family.

Charleen Shreffler
8 years ago

To The Warbel Family, My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time of sorrow.

Jim & Luz Dresbach
8 years ago

We are very sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. All of the family are in our prayers. Jim and Luz

Kathy, Alex and Arianna Boreman
8 years ago

We love you and will miss you Uncle Sam. The WVU Christmas Santa you painted is proudly displayed in your honor.

Andy Warbel
8 years ago

We were so sorry to hear about Uncle Sam. We have many fond memories of times we spent together as a family. He was kind, caring and will truly be missed. I was proud to call him my, Andy and Patti

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