John Kupchak

KUPCHAK, John Charles, “Joe,” 59, died suddenly on Tuesday, August 30, 2011.

He was born in Wheeling on January 1, 1952, son of the late John C. and Anna R. (Zarnoch) Kupchak.

He was employed by OVRTA in Wheeling. He was also an organ donor.

John was a beloved father and friend to his children, Charles Kupchak of Wheeling, Melissa Kupchak of Bellaire, Ohio and Jessica Caldwell (Matt) of West Liberty, W.Va.

In addition to his children, John is survived by his wife, Edna (Dillon) Kupchak; several step-children; his sisters, Sister Barbara Kupchak, C.S.J. and Mary E. Kupchak, both of Wheeling; and his favorite pooches, “Samantha,” “Kevin” and “Blue.”

Friends will be received on Friday, September 2, 2011 from 11 a.m. until time of funeral services at 2 p.m., at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling. Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio County Animal Shelter, 7011 National Road, Triadelphia, WV 26059.

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