Stanley John Chincheck, 89, of McMechen, WV, died Thursday, October 11, 2018 in Acuity Specialty Hospital, Wheeling.
He was born November 11, 1928 in Benwood, WV, the son of the late Jakub (Czeczek) Chincheck and Katherine Banasik Chincheck.
Stanley was a graduate of Union High School; was a professional baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals organization, and for the the Budroys where he went by the nickname of “Fireball;” worked as an electrical supervisor for Ohio Ferro Alloys; and was a retired maintenance supervisor for the Benwood/McMechen Housing Authority, where upon his retirement they named a building after him; an U.S. Marine Veteran; a member of St. James Catholic Church; and a member of Parish Council.
The family would like to thank the staff at Acuity Specialty Hospital for their loving care.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Frank Chincheck; two sisters, Mary Chincheck Kowalczyk and Josephine Chincheck Walters; and a nephew, Marty Walters.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Dolores Branch Chincheck; a daughter, Julie Chincheck of Charleston, WV; a son, Stanley Chincheck and his wife, Tammy of Alexandria, VA; a brother, Joseph Chincheck and his wife, Patricia of McMechen; three nieces, Mary Catherine Kowalczyk and her husband, George of Coatesville, PA, Leslie Chincheck Lynch and her husband, Mark of St. Albans, and Susan Chincheck of McMechen; a nephew, Dennis Walters and his wife, Janet of Cleveland, OH.
Family and friends will be received on Sunday, October 14, 2018 from 2-7 p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood/ McMechen Chapel, and again on Monday, October 15, 2018 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church, Benwood, with Rev. Arul Anthony as celebrant. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Catholic Church, 326 Logan St., McMechen WV., 26040.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.altmeyerfuneral homes.com.