Robert Wise

WISE, Robert R., 85, of Wheeling died Monday, March 11, 2013 in Wheeling Hospital.

He was born September 17, 1927 in Westmoreland County, PA, a son of the late Charles and May McKinley Wise.

Robert was a retired carpenter with Local No. 3, was a member of the Masons, American Legion, Life-member Purple Hearts, DAV, Foresters and a Navy veteran of WWII, receiving the Purple Heart.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn Bonenberger Wise, on Jan. 26, 2012; three brothers; and two sisters.

Surviving are three sons, Gary (Ruth) Wise of Wheeling, William (Nancy) Wise of Homer, AL, Jeff (Kim) Wise of Wheeling, a brother, Jack (Olivia) Tamburin of Bradenton, FL; five grandchildren, Casey, Cody, Kylie, Colton and Alexa Wise; two great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received on Wednesday, March 13, from 6-8 p.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Elm Grove, where services will be held on Thursday, March 14 at 11 a.m. with Fr. William Matheny Jr. officiating.

Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, with full military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities.

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