Joseph Reineke

REINEKE, Joseph William “Billy,” 59, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014, at his home.

Billy was born July 16, 1954 in Wheeling, a son of Matilda M. “Te De” (Costantini) Reineke of Wheeling and the late Joseph W. Reineke. He was a retired employee of the WATCH, Inc. workshop, Wheeling, and a member of St. Joseph Cathedral and the former Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, Wheeling.

In addition to his father, Billy was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Joseph and Mary Costantini.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his two sisters, Mary Jo Ghent and her husband, John, of Bellaire, Ohio, and Diana Lynn Kuhn and her husband, Lin, of Bridgeport, Ohio; three nieces, Meranda Staskey and her husband, Josh, Merissa Briggs and her husband, Bob, and Merriah Ghent, all of Bellaire; a great-nephew, Kingston Briggs; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Thursday, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held 2 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Friday, April 11, 2014, at St. Joseph Cathedral, with Msgr. Kevin M. Quick as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to WATCH, Inc., 2600 Main St., Wheeling, WV 26003. Online condolences may be offered to the family at