Herman Ciripompa, 95, of Wheeling, W.Va., died on Sunday, July 13, 2014, surrounded by his family at Good Shepherd Nursing Home.
He was born October 21, 1919, in Wheeling, a son to the late Guiseppe and Flora Witt Ciripompa.
He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran and was a lifelong member of the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling. He was retired from the Sylvania Electric Company as a model maker. He also worked for many years for the Louis Anthony Produce Company and was the former co-owner of Precision Dye and Model Company.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Stella Sharp and Pauline Pastoria, and one brother, George Ciripompa.
Surviving are his wife of 72 years, Cecelia Podeszwa Ciripompa, whom he married on Valentine's Day in 1942; three daughters: Barbara (Joseph "Tom") Tomczyk, Marie (Ted) Chute and Kathleen (Jeffery) Young; one sister, Mary Rose Ciripompa; eight grandchildren: Michelle Cottrell, Stephanie (George) DeRaymond, Christine Tomczyk, Amy (Tom) Karrasch, Jason (Nicole) Chute, Amanda (Kelly) Jerabek, Heather (Jason) Rine and Ryan (Jaime) Young; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
There will be no visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home Chapel, Wheeling, with the Rev. John Beckley, S.M., as celebrant. Private interment will follow.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling.
The Ciripompa family would like to give a special thanks to the entire staff of Good Shepherd Nursing Home. The family would like to especially thank his roommate and friend, Joe Zimla, Father John Beckley, and his personal caretaker, Marie Assaro.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 159 Edgington Lane, Wheeling, WV 26003.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyer.com.