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Charles Edward Hieronimus

May 6, 1930 - November 9, 2017

TOGETHER AGAIN

HIERONIMUS, Charles E., 87, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 at home surrounded by family, friends, and loved ones.

He was born May 6, 1930 in Wheeling, a son of the late Harry and Clara (Bromer) Hieronimus. Chuck was retired from the Mountaineer Gas Co., after a 45 year career that began as a draftsman and ended up as vice president. He was a lifelong member of Hope United Methodist Church which he dearly loved. He taught Sunday school, VBS, was on its various boards, sang in the choir, and lately worked tirelessly in the food pantry helping people get food who were hungry. Chuck also hung out with the “Retired guys”, a group of handymen who did odd jobs for free for those in need. He was a Wheeling High School graduate (1948), where he played football. Chuck had numerous interests including woodworking, farming (raising beef cattle), gardening (which including growing arguably some of the best sweet corn in Marshall county, and canning “Grandma Hieronimus’s chili sauce”.

Chuck’s optimism and smile were contiguous. His favorite Bible verse was Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” and were words that he lived by.

He also attended the Vineyard Church and participated in the “Grief Share program” after his wife passed away. His Credo about his time on Earth was “Life is working hard, helping others, and making a lot of good memories.”

He dearly loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren and will be sorely missed.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joann (Kindelberger) Hieronimus, four sisters, Mary Kay Robinson, Jean Pfefferman, Nancy Jaquay, and Phyllis Kaufman, and one brother, James Hieronimus.

He is survived by two sons, Keith (Terri) Hieronimus of Wheeling, and Terry (Patty) Hieronimus of Washington, Pa.; four grandchildren, Jason (Mia) Hieronimus of Oakland, Md., Justin Hieronimus of Wheeling, Caitlin (Chad) Miller of Tornado, W.Va., and Ryan Hieronimus of Washington, Pa.; four great-grandchildren, Kale, Addison, Tate, and Emmie of Oakland, Md.; one niece, and several nephews.

Friends will be received on Monday, November 13, 2017 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm and on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 9 am until time of funeral service at 10 am at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, with Rev. April Forkey and Rev. Barry Bullman officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hope United Methodist Church, 99 Valley Blvd, Wheeling, WV 26003 (Click Here) and to the Vineyard Church, 647 Warden Run Rd, Wheeling, WV 26003 (Click Here) or through www.tmcfunding.com

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, November 13, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel

154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003


Date: Monday, November 13, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel

154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003


Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel

154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003


Service Information

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Time: 10:00 am

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel

154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003


Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Location:

Greenwood Cemetery

1526 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003


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