George Gockstetter

GOCKSTETTER, George Louis, 86, of Wheeling died Sunday, December 9, 2012 at Liza’s Place, Wheeling.

He was born July 9, 1926 in Boggs Run, Benwood, WV, son of the late George F. and Bessie Virginia Hanshumaker Gockstetter.

George was a retired Lithographer with Crown Cork and Seal Co., USA, Inc. of Weirton, WV, life member of the Moundsville Sportsman Club, member of the NRA, the Lewis Wetzel Rifle and Pistol Club, was a Lutheran by faith and was an Army veteran of WWII.

George enjoyed hunting, fishing and taking his street rod to various car cruises.

Surviving are his wifeof 62 years, Sophie Kozicki Gockstetter, two children, Cindy Clark and her husband Reggie of Wheeling, Gary Gockstetter and his wife Beverly of Wheeling; a sister, Virginia Mae Gockstetter of Wheeling; three grandchildren, Carrie Taylor, Megan Gockstetter, Chris Gockstetter and his wife Amy; a great-grandson, August Gockstetter.

Friends will be received on Tuesday, December 11 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Elm Grove where services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, with full military honors from the Moundsville Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, Liza’s Place, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943

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