McNEIL, Frank R. Sr., 76, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Saturday, September 5, 2015 at Wheeling Hospital.
He was born June 16, 1939, in Wheeling, a son of the late Thomas A. McNeil and Alice Mae (Dugan) McNeil- Forrester. He was Methodist by Faith and was a retired machine specialist for Wheeling- Pittsburgh Steel. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp and served as a sergeant and medic in the U.S. Army Reserve. He was a past Monarch at the El Tor Grotto in Wheeling and a 32nd Degree KCCH past Major of the Scottish Rite. He was a Master Mason of the Bates 33 Lodge – Wheeling Lodge 5. He was a member of AARP, SOAR, the Cave Club, the Wheeling Island Community Association, the York Rite Commandry, the Osiris Shrine, the Legion of Honor, and the Master Gardeners Club. He coached wrestling at the YMCA and the Wheeling Island Small Fry League.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas McNeil, one sister, Patricia Jacovetty, and two brothers-in-law, William Rine and Charles (Buddy) Jacovetty.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Rosalie M. (Baker) McNeil; one daughter, Kathleen McNeil (Brian Scott) of Wheeling; three sons, Frank R. (Connie) McNeil Jr. of Tiltonsville, Ohio; Michael P. (Lisa) McNeil of Wheeling; Bruce A. (Pam) McNeil of Bethlehem; one sister, Mary Lou Rine of Wheeling; three brothers, Malcom (Andrea) McNeil of Blaine, Ohio, James E. (Sue) McNeil of Md., and Joe (Sue) Forrester of Wheeling; seven grandchildren, R.J. Myers, Alana Myers, Lacy (Chris) Boughan, Franki Lynn McNeil, Liam McNeil, Haley McNeil, and Brennan McNeil; seven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm and on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 10 am until time of funeral service at 11 am at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling with Rev. Glen Baker Jr. officiating.
Frank was a hero to his family and a friend to everyone he met.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 1645 West 8th St, Erie, Pa. 16505 <http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?cp=42.1143~-80.11981&where1=Shriners%20Hospital%20For%20Children&ss=ypid.YN744x143207711&FORM=SNAPST>
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyer.com <http://www.altmeyer.com>
Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2015
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