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Austin Nickalus Ghaphery

May 17, 1994 - November 3, 2017

Austin Nickalus Ghaphery, 23 of Wheeling left us all too soon on Nov. 3. Austin was a faithful son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend. He brightened our lives with his laughter, beautiful smile and his mischievous gregarious personality. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Richard and Judy Hans (Bellaire, Ohio), his great-grandparents Theodore and Bertha Rydzak (Jefferson Hills, PA), Nicholas and Nimnoom Ghaphery (Wheeling) and his most loved companion Sasha.
Austin is survived by his mother, Deanna Ghaphery, his father Dr. Nick Ghaphery (Susie Williams), and his lifelong best-friend and sister Selena all of Wheeling. He is also survived by his grandparents Dr. A.D. and Judy Ghaphery (Wheeling) In addition he is survived by his uncles and aunts, Dr. David (Kim) Ghaphery, Brian (Christina) Ghaphery both of Wheeling, Keith Ghaphery (Melissa) of Roanoke Virginia, Richard Hans (Chris) of St. Clairsville, OH, Adam Hans of North Carolina, Curtis Breit (Lori) and their children Harper and Adley of Maryland, and Michael (Nicole) and their children Julianna, William, Michelle, and Nicholas of North Carolina, and his great-aunts and uncle : Jayne Rydzak (Jefferson Hills, PA) Evelyn and Nick Ghaphery Jr. (Wheeling) and Juliette Breit (Herman Cohen) of Pleasant Hills, PA. There will always and forever be a void in the lives of his cousins who loved Austin as their brother, Megan, Louie and Noah Colaianni (Greenville, NC), Aldon (Orlando, Florida) Bryce, Chaz, Eli, Brianna, Mackenzie, and Brailyn Ghaphery (Wheeling). Cara and Owen Ghaphery (Roanoke, VA) Jessie and Katie Hans (St. Clairsville) and his many cousins in Maine who were a special part of his life. He was also a special part of the lives of his friends DT Meeker (Glendale) and Christian McConnell (Wheeling).
Austin was a 2012 graduate of Bishop Donahue High School where he played basketball, baseball, and golf with passion and true love of sports. He was a 2017 graduate of West Liberty University with a Bachelor of Arts. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Marshall County Animal Shelter.
Friends will be received Thursday November 9, 2017 from noon until 4 and from 5-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Friday November 10, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel

154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003


Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel

154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003


Service Information

Date: Friday, November 10, 2017

Time: 10:00 am

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel

154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003


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