Cassius Edward “Ed” Belcher Jr., 91, of Valley Grove, passed away Wednesday October 6, 2021 in Wheeling Hospital.
He was born May 3, 1930 in Spangler, PA., the son of the late Cassius and Ella Jane (Hogan) Belcher.
Cassius was a retired manager for the former G C Murphy Company ; a member of Bridgeport Eagles #225; American Legion Post #508, Barnesboro, PA; a U. S. Marine Veteran and a Catholic by faith.
Ed was a very talented musician and singer. He enjoyed entertaining thousands of people in the Wheeling/Tri-State area with the group known as Rheumatism Rhythm.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son Brett Edward Belcher.
Surviving are his wife Sylvia (Mokros) Belcher; two daughters Lisa Marie Heckathorn of Warrenton, VA., and Linda Martin (David Bonneau) of Hastings, PA.; a stepson Timothy Litten (Debbie) of Newark, DE; a step daughter Shari Jo Litten of Steubenville, OH; four grandchildren Samantha Walchli (Carter), April Franqueza (Scott) , Scott Heckathorn (Camilla) and Melanie Litten and his faithful companion dog Rusty.
Friends will be received on Tuesday October 12, 2021 from 5-7 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, Wheeling. Services will be private. Interment at the convenience of the family.
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