PEKULA, James V., 72, of Moundsville, WV, died Sunday, July 1, 2012 in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV.
He was born February 22, 1940 in Wheeling, WV, a son of the late Harry and Pauline Jacobs Pekula.
James was a retired firefighter with the City of Moundsville and a retired employee of Moore's Lumber Co.; a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Moundsville; a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Surviving are his special companion of 39 years, Naomi Simms of Moundsville; her family, Shelley (Mike) Gorby and Megan Gorby, all of Moundsville; a brother, Stanley (Bonnie) Pekula of Warwood; two sisters, Phyllis Bland of Wheeling and Betty Fortney of Jacksonville, FL; two sons, Scott and Craig; two daughters, Tina and Pam; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Services and interment in Riverview Cemetery will be private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Xavier Catholic School, 600 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, WV 26041 or the Marshall County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 13, Glen Dale, WV 26038. Arrangements by Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.altmeyer.com.