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Reszo "Raymond" Palotay

September 5, 1933 - April 18, 2017

Rezso “Raymond” Palotay, 83, of Wheeling, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017, surrounded by family.
He was born September 5, 1933, in Budapest, Hungary, a son of the late Rezsõ Sr. and Irén (Lesch) Palotay. Rezso was a member of Our Lady of Lebanon Catholic Church. He served in the Hungarian Military until he immigrated to the US in the 1950’s. He was a machinist by trade, and retired after a long career from Mull Machine Company.
He was a truly loving father and devoted husband. Rezso touched so many lives with his kindness and compassionate ways. Not only was he a father to his own children, but to many others throughout his life. He cared deeply for his children, and had a special bond with his daughter, Diane “Poufy”.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife, of 59 years, Dolores (Monseur) Palotay (2014); one brother and one sister.
Rezso is survived by his seven children, Diane Palotay of Wheeling, Jerrie (Greg) Williams of Raleigh, NC, Ray Palotay Jr. of Wheeling, Susan (Harold “Dink”) Jarrett of Wheeling, David (Lisa) Palotay of Tiltonsville, OH, John Palotay of Wheeling, and Jeanette (Michael) Rawls of Jacksonville, FL; five grandchildren, Justin Abercrombie, Brandon Abercrombie, Kristen Jarrett, Olivia Palotay, and Julia Palotay; and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received for a memorial celebration, Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10-11:45 am, at Altmeyer Funeral Homes, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling. A memorial Mass will be held Saturday, April 22, at 12 pm, at Our Lady of Lebanon Catholic Church with Msgr. Bakhos Chidiac officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Lebanon by clicking here or to Valley Hospice by clicking here.
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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017

Time: 10:00 am - 11:45 am


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel

1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Service Information

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm


Our Lady of Lebanon Church

2216 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

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