Samuel A. Love Jr.

Samuel A. Love, Jr., a longtime WV public servant passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. He was 75 years old.

Sam was born on July 24, 1945, in Morgantown, WV, the firstborn child to Samuel A. and Bertha Ivill Love, Sr.

Sam grew up in Weirton and graduated from Weir High School in 1963. He married a 1964 graduate of Weir High, Cynthia Kay Eureka on June 20, 1965. Together they were blessed with two sons, a daughter, and two grandchildren.

Sam retired with over 30 years with Weirton Steel, where he was an electrician in the tin mill. He also served in the Oakland Fire Department from 1974 until 1982, where he was fire chief. Sam’s involvement with the fire department led him to the West Virginia House of Delegates. He served the WV 1st District from 1983-1996 and was instrumental in funding for our area with the fire departments and Mountaineer Park. From 1996 until 2000 he served Hancock County as the county assessor. Sam also was a lobbyist and the owner of A1 Bail Bonding.

Strong-willed, determined, fun-loving, and cheerful, Sam loved to spend time with his family and cherished the times he spent at his cabin in Pennsboro, WV.

In addition to his parents, Sam was preceded in death by his wife, Cynthia Kay Eureka Love on July 10, 2016, and his son-in-law, Phillip Richmond on May 12, 2017.

He is survived by his two sons, Steve and Robert Love; his daughter, Wendy Richmond, his sisters, Sandra (William) Dines and Janice( James) Figolia; and his grandchildren, Tyler Richmond, and Samantha Love.

Due to Covid 19, Sam’s family will have a private visitation at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home.

He will be laid to rest at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

A celebration of Sam’s life will be celebrated this summer when hugs and stories can be shared.

In the meantime, expressions of sympathy may be sent to the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV 26062.

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