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Obituaries

JORETTA PORTER

Joretta Lee (Simsa) Porter, 88, of McMechen, WV, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling. She was born January 20, 1931, in Moundsville, WV, daughter of the late G.A. “Bill” and Rosella E. (Simsa) Westen. Joretta was a homemaker, member of ...

THOMAS THOMPSON

Thomas C. Thompson, 64, resident of Wheeling, WV, died Friday, March 22, 2019, at Wheeling Hospital. He was born in Wheeling on December 26, 1954, son of Esther Davis Thompson and the late Chester Thompson. He was a retired truck driver and was a Vietnam Navy veteran. Surviving in ...

JOY GIBSON

Joy Lee Gibson, 68, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Friday, March 22, 2019, at her home. She was born July 23, 1950, in Wheeling, a daughter of Nancy Tucker Gibson and the late John L. Gibson and was preceded in death by one sister, Gay Kirby. Joy was a graduate of B.M. Spur School of ...

ALMA PRZYBYSZ

Alma Przybysz, 94, of Wheeling, WV, formerly of Weirton, passed away Monday, March 25, 2019, in Liza’s Place Care Center South, Wheeling, WV. A daughter of the late Bernard A. and Katherine Altman Petrak, Alma was born on April 30, 1924, in Tarentum, PA. In addition to her parents, ...

KATHLEEN SABOL

Kathleen Marie Sabol, 72, of Lewisburg, WV, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville, VA. Ms. Sabol was born on October 1, 1946, in Wheeling, WV, attended Central Catholic High School and received her Bachelor’s Degree at West Liberty University in ...

WALTER MARTA

Walter Marta, 93, of Shadyside, Ohio, died Sunday, March 24, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 7, 1925, in Shadyside, Ohio, a son of the late Albert and Anelia Ochel Marta. Walter was a retired employee of the former Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel ...

WILFRED KLIMAS

Wilfred (Fred) M. Klimas CWOII, U.S. Army retired, of Knoxville, TN, passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019, due to complications after a fall at the age of 91. He was born October 12, 1927, in Wheeling, WV. His parents were Bernard and Anna Klimas and he was the 12th of 16 siblings. He ...

SIMON McATEER

Simon Joseph McAteer, formerly of Wheeling and recently a resident in Pennsylvania, died Saturday night, March 24, in the Shadyside area of Pittsburgh. The cause was an overdose of drugs and alcohol. Simon was born in Washington, DC, on April 12, 1986. His first decade of life was spent ...

PAUL TUCKER

Paul D. Tucker, 74, of Moundsville, WV, died Monday, March 25, 2019, in Ruby Memorial Hospital. He was born November 2, 1944, in Elkins, WV, a son of the late Robert and Macil (Swisher) Tucker. He was a member of the First Church of God in McMechen, WV, and was a retired coal miner for ...

W. ROBERT FROATS

W. Robert Froats, 84, of Weirton, WV, passed away Monday, March 25, 2019. No visitation. Funeral Mass, Friday 1 p.m., St. Joseph the Worker Church, Weirton. Arrangements by Steel & Wolfe, Inc., Weirton.

MYRA CHAMBERS

Myra L. Starr Chambers, 82, Barnesville, died Sunday. No services held. Arrangements by Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, Barnesville, Ohio.

WILLIAM HAINES

William “Spencer” Haines, 103, of Weirton, WV, formerly of Bethlehem, WV, died on Saturday, March 23, 2019 in the Weirton Medical Center, Weirton, WV. He was born February 9, 1916 in Wetzel County, WV, the son of the late W. Donley Haines and Ora O. Cain Haines. Spence, as he was ...

JOY GIBSON

Joy Lee Gibson, 68, of Wheeling, WV, died Friday, March 22, 2019 at her home. Arrangements are pending at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling, WV, 26003.

JOHN WEIGAND

John Weigand, 67, of Martins Ferry, OH , passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019. John was born in Wheeling, WV, on November 25, 1951, the son of the late Donald Howard and Jeanette (Semple) Weigand. He was a retired auto body repairman at the former Roberts Pontiac of Martins Ferry and a ...

RORY COPELAND

Rory Kent Copeland, 62, of Washington, D.C. died on March 15, 2019. Services at the convenience of the family. Schuetz Funeral Home is assisting the family.

BETTY KITTLE

Betty Lou Kittle, 95, of Moundsville, WV, died Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the Shadyside Care Center. She was born January 14, 1924 in Greensburg, PA, a daughter of the late Lloyd and Helen Senserich Kelly. Betty was a homemaker and a Presbyterian by faith. In addition to her parents, ...

HELEN TUSH

Helen Virginia Rotriga Tush, 96, of Wheeling, WV, died Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at Wheeling Hospital. She was born December 2, 1922, the daughter of the late Harry M. Rotriga and Virginia Stewart Rotriga. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry James Tush; ...

WILLIAM HAINES

William “Spencer” Haines, 103, of Weirton, WV formally of Bethlehem, WV, died Saturday, March 23, 2019 in Weirton Medical Center, Weirton, WV. Friends will be received on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 11 a.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 1232 National ...

LOUISE MOFFO

Louise Elizabeth Puskas Moffo, 92, formerly of Tiltonsville, OH, passed away, Friday, March 22, 2019 at the home of her daughter Christine and son-in law Frank. She was born on August 6, 1926, in Yorkville, OH, to the late George and Elizabeth (Arch) Puskas. In addition to her parents, she ...

DAVID THOMAS

David A. Thomas, 70, formerly of Wheeling, WV, and a current resident of Hermitage, PA, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 22, 2019 at Passavant Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. Dave was born in Wheeling, WV on June 11, 1948 to James and Vivian (Gruse) Thomas. He was married for 45 years ...