Catherine Ann Flading Fahey, 92, of Wheeling, WV passed away peacefully at Wheeling Hospital on Friday, November 27th surrounded by her family.
“Katie” was the daughter of the late Leo and Wilma Oberdick Flading. She was a retired bookkeeper at Convenient Food Mart Corporate office. Katie was a member of St. Michael Parish. She was active in the funeral choir, Eucharistic ministry, and a former officer of the St. Michael Christian Mothers Association. She was also a long time member of St. Joseph Cathedral, where she was awarded a Distinguished Alumni Recipient honor from the former Cathedral Grade School.
She was a graduate of St. Joseph Academy and an avid supporter of Wheeling Central Catholic High School. Katie loved following her children and grandchildren in sporting events for many years. When she didn’t have family in school, she continued to support the athletes by attending as many sporting events as possible. In honor of her great loyalty to Central, she and Jack were inducted into the Wheeling Central Hall of Fame. In addition to her great love of high school sports, she was a true blue dedicated fan of Notre Dame where for many years she organized annual bus trips for so many of her friends and family and she was a true supporter of the Pittsburgh Pirates. She led a very active social life and one of her greatest honors was to serve as First Lady of the City of Wheeling, when her husband, Jack, was Mayor.
Katie is survived by her loving husband of 72 years, Jack. Also surviving are her seven children. Cassie (Mike) Welsh of St. Clairsville, Mary Kay (Al) Weidman of Morgantown, Becky (Mike) Komorowski, John (Mary) Fahey, Pat (Tina) Fahey, Gene (Candy) and Tom (Diane) Fahey all of Wheeling. She has been blessed with 20 grandchildren, and 27 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her two sisters in law, Betty Fahey and Dorothy Fahey, and several nieces and nephews.
For those who are comfortable and able to attend, friends will be received on Tuesday, December 1st from 3:00 to 7:00 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger Street, Elm Grove. The family requests that masks or face coverings be worn.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 2nd at 10:00 am at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. Committal service and interment will then follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling. For those who are unable to attend in person and wish to view the services remotely, please visit the following Tribucast web page by clicking here-https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/69940964.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wheeling Central Catholic High School, by clicking here, or to the Knights of Columbus, Council 504, by clicking here. The family would also like to thank the staff at Continuous Care Center and Good Shepherd Nursing Home for the compassion and care they showed her during her illness.
“To the world, she was our mother, but to us she was our world.” “The greatest thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.”
Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Time: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Time: 10:00 am
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