Robert Ratcliffe

RATCLIFFE, Robert Richard, 82, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Thursday, September 13, 2012, at Liza’s Place, Valley Hospice Care Center South, Wheeling.

Robert was born April 30, 1930, in Wheeling, a son of the late James and Louverna (Bauer) Ratcliffe. He was a 1950 graduate of Warwood High School; the owner and operator of Ratcliffe Print Shop; and member of the Elm Grove Eagles and Elm Grove Civics Association.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Marian Wolodkin, in 2006; a sister, Evelyn Crozier; and a brother, Jim Ratcliffe.

He is survived by his mother-in-law, Anne Wolodkin; four children, Chris Ratcliffe and his wife, Amy of Virginia Beach, Va., and Cindy Kerns, Kit Ratcliffe and his wife, Karen and John Ratcliffe and his wife, Kathy, all of Wheeling; a brother, Russell Ratcliffe and his wife, Linda of Wheeling; and three grand children, Jessica, Keegan and Dillion.

Friends will be received from 1-3 and 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, September, 17, 2012, with Bill Burris officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to Liza’s Place, Valley Hospice Care Center South, Wheeling, WV 26003.

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