W. Lee Marcellus

MARCELLUS, W. Lee, 87, of Wheeling died Monday, June 17, 2013 at the Golden Oaks Assisted Living, Follansbee, WV.

He was born July 30, 1925 in Wheeling, a son of the late W. Lee and Edna Jaquay Marcellus, Sr.

Lee was retired from the former Wheeling Machine Corp., was Lutheran by faith and was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII.

In addition to his parents, Lee was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Lillian Rickus Marcellus in 2002; a daughter, Valerie Cox; sisters, Edna Haas, Natalie Wisniski; and a brother, Roger M. Marcellus.

Surviving are six children; Bernie L. Marcellus, Jeff G. (Connie) Marcellus, Chris J. (Darcy) Marcellus, all of Wheeling, Brenda (Charles) Witt of Wheeling, Rebecca (Brad) inwood of Weirton, WV, Paula Marcellus of Mauldin, SC; several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received on Thursday, June 20, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Elm Grove, where services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m.

Final arrangements will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice.

Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.altmeyer.com.