John Louis “Jack” Dematte, 84, of Wheeling, WV, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 27, 2023, at Liza’s Place.
Jack was born in Wheeling on June 11, 1938, to Louis and Selma (Rentschler) Dematte. He grew up in North Wheeling and graduated from Wheeling Central Catholic High School. He attended Wheeling College, where he was a starter on the 1956 Pioneer Basketball Team. Upon graduation, Jack married his high school sweetheart, Delores “Dee” Ruggaber. He enlisted in the US Army, and relocated to Fort Knox, Kentucky where he and Dee started their family. They returned to Wheeling where Jack worked for Olin Corporation and Blaw-Knox Company before his employment with Charles M. Sledd Company, where he retired.
Jack never met a stranger and went out of his way to find a connection to those he met through a common person or place. He loved Wheeling, its people, and its rich history, and often shared stories of his fondest memories with others. Jack cherished his family and many friends. He and Dee’s home was a warm and welcoming gathering place for friends, family, and loved ones to celebrate countless holidays and special occasions. Jack also enjoyed vacations at the beach in North Carolina, fishing in Canada, and being a lifelong member of the WV Snake Club. He was an avid Notre Dame fan and he and Dee enjoyed traveling to South Bend for football games. Jack was a member of the Wheeling Elks Lodge and Wheeling Eagles.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Delores “Dee” (Ruggaber) Dematte; three children, John “Buddy” Louis Dematte, Jr. of Nashville, TN; Darlene Dematte Reiter of Nashville, TN; and Cecilia “CeCe” (Steve) Brehl of Carmel, IN; six grandchildren, Jack, Alex, CeCe, Lexi, Evan and Luke; his sister, Darlene “Cookie” (Bruce) Argall of Greensburg, PA; and three nephews, Douglas, Joel, and Christopher.
Jack attended Sacred Heart Church before he and Dee moved to St. Michael’s Church while raising their children. They eventually found their way back to the Cathedral of St. Joseph where they were married.
Family and friends will be received on Sunday, May 21st from 4-8 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Homes, 1400 Eoff Street with a starting at 7:30 pm. Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, May 22, at 10 am at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. Interment will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Jeanne and Ken Weisenborn and family for their tireless support over countless years as well as Jeff Andreas for his many selfless acts of kindness. The family would also like to thank the staff at Liza’s Place for making the final journey home a peaceful one. In addition, they would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Wheeling Continuous Care Center.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Liza’s Place or to the charity of your choice.
It is my sad duty to inform our Membership of the passing of Charles "Chuck" Hood. We will hold a Lodge of Sorrow at the April 6, 2023, Lodge meeting
Marty Haynes, P.E.R.,
Here are the confirmed arrangements for the funeral of PGER Lester C. “Ted” Hess, Jr.
On Monday, November 21, 2022, there will be a visitation from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Kepner Funeral Home, 900 National Road, Wheeling, WV, 26003, with an Elks Service being held at 3:00 p.m.
On Tuesday, November 22, 2022, there will be an additional visitation at Kepner Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Then, at 11:00 a.m., a funeral service will be held at Kepner’s, followed by interment at Greenwood Cemetery in Wheeling.
At 1:30 p.m., a lunch will be held at the Wheeling Elks Lodge, 4706 Jacob Street, Wheeling, WV 26003. All attendees are invited to attend.
For those planning to stay overnight, there are two hotels within a half mile of the Funeral Home. They are:
1. SpringHill Suites by Marriott, 908 National Road, Wheeling, WV, 26003. Phone number (304) 232-8903.
2. Hampton Inn Wheeling, 795 National Road, Wheeling, Wv, 26003. Phone number (304) 233-0440.
Any questions regarding these arrangements should be directed to West Virginia Special Deputy, Jeff Miller, at (304) 639-8737.
Obituary for Carl "Red" Remick
Carl “Red” Remick, age 97 of Wheeling, passed away Friday, August 5, 2022 at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling.
He was born April 2, 1925 in Triadelphia, WV son of the late John and Mary Radovich Remick.
Red was retired from Ohio Valley (United) Dairy, a founding member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Life Member of the Elks Lodge No. 28 of Wheeling, Mt. Olivet Volunteer Fire Department, member and past president of the Mt. Olivet Community Park, with 35 years of service and a US Army WWII veteran.
Survivors include three daughters: Becky (Bob) Randolph, Patti (Andy) Wesolowski and Denni Remick all of Wheeling; grandson: Robert “Bob” Randolph, Jr of Columbus, OH; two great-grandchildren: Ashley Randolph of Lewis Center, OH and Carl J. “C.J.” Randolph of Columbus, OH; two great great grandchildren: Carter Yant and Emma Young both of Lewis Center, OH and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Daniel Wilson and staff and the Good Shepherd Nursing Home staff for the exceptional care given to Red.
Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Nursing Home or Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church.
Arrangements pending at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 1 Ridgecrest Road, Bethlehem/Wheeling.
George Vieweg Thieroff, Sr., 87, of Wheeling, passed away peacefully at home on July 29, 2022.
Born in Wheeling, he was the only son of the late, George Edward Thieroff and Adelaide Vieweg Thieroff.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, David Andrew Thieroff in 1983; sisters Andria Thieroff, Ruth Foose (Harry), Adelaide Luchetti, Sally Holmes (Tiny) and brother-in-law, Robert Mendenhall.
George is survived by his wife of 65 years, Darlene Klein Thieroff; son George V. Thieroff, Jr. (Lesa) of Wheeling; daughter, Karen Thieroff Sproul (Joseph) of Waverly, PA; grandchildren, George V. Thieroff, III, MD (fiance' Stefanie), David A. Thieroff, D.D.S., Joseph H. Sproul, IV (Jess), Sara Sproul deBlasi (Gerard), Rebecca Sproul Kertsmar (Joseph), 7 great-grandchildren, a sister, Sue Mendenhall, a brother-in-law, Robert Luchetti, Sr. and numerous loved nieces and nephews.
George graduated from Linsly, Class of 1957. He was part owner and President of Tower Lines Trucking in Warwood from 1957 – 1985. Afterwards, owner of Carson Petroleum Co. and McDonald Ford. He was a real estate and licensed insurance broker for Fort Henry Realty, and owner of Muzak and Advanced Communications until he retired and sold it to his son.
George was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church where he served on Vestry and Laurencefield Chapel, where he was treasurer. He was a life member of Wheeling Elks Club #28 and a past member of the Wheeling Country Club.
George wanted to thank all of the good people he worked with as he felt any success he had was because of them.
As per his request, there will be no visitation. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Clyde Richard Shook
August 10, 1934 -July 15, 2022
Clyde Richard Shook, 87, formerly of Wheeling, recently of Hilliard, OH, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2022. He was born August 10, 1934, in Marshall County, WV; son of the late Thomas and Dorothy (Miller) Shook.
He was a life-time member of Elm Grove United Methodist Church, where he was a charter member of the Men's Association and was retired after 40 years with Wheeling Power (AEP). He was a32nd Degree Mason and Past Master with Wheeling Lodge #5 as well as the Scottish Rite. He was a member of the Eagles #344, life member of the B. P. O. Elks Lodge #28 of Wheeling, Wildlife League, Wheeling Civitan Club, Chamber of Commerce, Moundsville Country Club and a20 year member of the Wheeling Recreation Commission.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Jane (Marple) Shook; siblings Leota (Shook) Dawson McMahon, Grace Davis, Joan Danehart, Cathy Shook, Carolyn Shook, Lee Shook, Joseph Shook and Charles Shook.
He is survived by his daughter, Barbara "Barb" E Thornton (Tom) of Hilliard, OH; Son, Richard "Rick" J Shook (Kathy) of Wheeling WV; grandchildren, Matthew "Matt" T Thornton (Jessica), Michael "Mike" W Thornton (Donny), Kaitlin "Kate" V Tuttle (Sean),Jedidiah "Jed" Z Shook (fiancée Alexandria Glotfelty); great grandchildren, James T and Caroline J Thornton and Cody A Demorest; and siblings Jean Merwin, Bessie Woodall, Glen Shook, and Bruce Shook.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 or to your local Alzheimer's Association.
The Wheeling Lodge # 28 has released the March 2022 issue of Cervus Alces.
t is my sad duty to inform you that a Life Member of our Lodge has passed and that we will have a Lodge of Sorrow in his honor at the Thursday, February 17, 2022, Lodge Meeting.
Howard Richard ‘Dick” Millard, 92, of Wheeling passed away on Monday, February 15, 2022 peacefully in his sleep.
Dick was born on June 16, 1929, to the late James and Marie Millard. He is survived by his sons Jay (Marsha) Millard of Cincinnati, OH and Michael Cass (Kimberley) McMillan of Huntington, WV as well as his grandchildren: Dominic Millard, Meghan Millard, Michael Cass McMillian II, Joshua McMillian, and Braxton Michels along with his great grandchildren: Tucker McMillian, Tanner McMillian, Landon Michels, and Kinsleigh Michels. Along with his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his sister Eleanor Bock.
Dick was a 1st Lieutenant serving in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. After returning from the war, he joined the Wheeling Police Department and served the citizens of Wheeling for 28 years before retiring as a Lieutenant. Along with serving his country and community, Dick was a longtime OVAC football official and an active member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (Life Member) Lodge No. 28, Masonic Lodge, Osiris Shrine, Royal Order of Jesters and the Fraternal Order of Police.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Donations may be made in his name to the Jay and Marsha Millard Foundation, Inc. for the benefit of Twin Rails Sober Living Facility Covington, KY. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kepner Funeral Home, 900 National Rd., Wheeling, WV, 26003 (304-232-2732).
The Wheeling Lodge #28 has released their December 2021 issue of Cervus Alces.
The Wheeling Lodge #28 has released their November 2021 issue of Cervus Alces.
The Wheeling Lodge #28 has released their October 2021 issue of Cervus Alces.
The Wheeling Lodge #28 has released their September 2021 issue of Cervus Alces.
The Wheeling Lodge #28 has released their August 2021 issue of Cervus Alces.
The Wheeling Lodge #28 has lost a long time Member of our Wheeling Lady Elks. It is my sad duty to announce that Thelma Mae “Happy” Scott, 102, passed away at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Saturday, July 24, 2021. Thelma was born in Wetzel County, WV, on March 22, 1919, . She was the daughter of the late John Roberts and Laura Carney Roberts Cathers.
"Happy" was a member of the Carnation Twig of OVMC, past president of the Civic League of Warwood, and a member of the Auxiliary of the Sisters of Saint Joseph. She loved to travel and was a Methodist by faith.
In addition to her parents, "Happy" was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Scott (DEC. November 3, 1999); daughter, Beverly Scott Speidel; two sons-in-law, David L. Johnson and James G. Speidel. Surviving is her daughter, Betty Johnson (Wheeling, WV); two granddaughters, Lisa (Ken) Vannoy (St. Clairsville, OH), and Penny Johnson (Wheeling, WV); two great grandchildren, Bethany (Joel) Reed and Seth (Brittanie) Vannoy; nephew, William Hostutler; and several great nieces and great nephews.
Friends will be received at Kepner Funeral Home, 900 National Road, Wheeling, WV, Sunday, August 1, 2021, from 5-7 pm and again Monday, August 2, 2021, 10 am until time of service at 11 am, with Rev. Jake Steele officiating. Entombment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 1232 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.kepnerfuneral.com. Arrangements by Kepner Funeral Home, 900 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003 (304-232-2732).
Submitted by Marty Haynes, Wheeling #28
My Fellow Elks,
It is my sad duty to inform you of the passing of our Member William "Bill" Langmyer.
September 7, 1934 - July 9, 2021
William A. “Bill” Langmyer, age 86 of Triadelphia, WV passed away on July 9, 2021. He was born on September 7, 1934 in Wellsburg, WV to the late Joseph and Kathleen Langmyer. In addition to his parents, Bill is also preceded in death by his niece, nephew, and brother-in-law. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Mary Jane Langmyer; sister Martha Rodak; nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be held Monday, July 12, 2021, 11:00am at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 2244 Marshall Ave., Wheeling, WV. 26003.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.
Arrangements are in care of Altmeyer Funeral Home and online condolences made be made at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com
A Lodge of Sorrow will be held at our next Lodge meeting, Thursday, August 19, 2021. Also, he will be included on our annual Memorial Service that is open to the families and public on Sunday, December 5, 2021, at 2:00 P. M.
Marty Haynes, P.E.R., Lodge Secretary
The Wheeling Lodge #28 has released their July 2021 issue of Cervus Alces.