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Diane Jude Palotay

June 2, 1958 - February 26, 2022

Diane Jude Palotay, 63, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Saturday, February 26, 2022, in Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling.

Diane was born June 2, 1958 in Wheeling, a daughter of the late Rezso and Dolores (Monseur) Palotay. She was a member of Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church, Wheeling.

Although Diane had many physical challenges, she loved life. She had never met a stranger, enjoyed listening to music, and could always be found with a beautiful smile on her face.

In addition to her parents, Diane was preceded in death by a sister, Jerrie Williams. She is survived by two sisters, Susan (Harold “Dink”) Jarrett of Wheeling and Jeanette (Mike) Rawls of Jacksonville, FL; three brothers, Ray Palotay (Jean Mallow) of Wheeling, David (Lisa) Palotay of Tiltonsville, OH and John Palotay of Wheeling; and nieces & nephews, Brandon and Justin Abercrombie, Kristen (Isaiah) Gregory, and Olivia and Julia Palotay.

The family would like to give special thanks to the caregivers who took such wonderful care of Diane at her home, and to the caring staff at Good Shepherd Nursing Home.

In accordance with her wishes, Diane will be cremated. A memorial gathering will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 am, Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling. Mass of Christian Burial will then be celebrated at 11 am, Saturday, at Our Lady of Lebanon Church, with Monsignor Bakhos Chidiac as celebrant. A luncheon at the church hall will be held following the Mass. Private entombment will be held in Mount Calvary Cemetery’s Garden Mausoleum, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church, 2216 Eoff Street, Wheeling, WV 26003, or online at www.tmcfunding.com. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022

Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel

1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Service Information

Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022

Time: 11:00 am


Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church

Wheeling, WV 26003

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