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George Anthony Fahey

October 9, 1923 - December 1, 2017

FAHEY, George A. , 94, of Wheeling died Friday December 1, 2017 at Wheeling Hospital.

He was born on October 9, 1923 in Wheeling a son of the late George Michael and Blanche Schiffer Fahey.

He was a former detective with the Wheeling Police Department and the retired Postmaster of Wheeling.  He was an Army Air Corp veteran serving in World War II.   He was a member of the former Kain Club, the Cave Club, the Croation Club, The National Association of Postmasters, The National League of Postmasters, AARP and a lifetime member of the F.O.P.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Dolores Leech Fahey in 2014, his son Robert D. Fahey in 2004, a brother, Dennis F. Fahey, six sisters, Molly McCormick, Blanche Fahey, Rhea Fahey, Angel Fahey, Angela Fahey and Sr. Clara Joseph “Patty” Fahey.

Surviving is his son, G. Michael Fahey and his wife Jan of Wheeling, two daughters, Mary Theresa St. Meyer and her husband Robert of Elgin, IL and Jacqueline M. Petros and her husband Patrick of Wheeling.  Two brothers, Robert F. Fahey and his wife Dorothy of Bridgeport, OH and John E. “Jack” Fahey and his wife Katie of Wheeling, a sister, Catherine E. “Betty” Fahey of Wheeling.  Five grandchildren, Steven St. Meyer, Joseph St.Meyer, Angela Petros and Mary Petros Hill and her husband Matt and Michael Fahey and his wife Timorie, four great grandchildren, Madie, Shane and Cole St. Meyer and Quinn Fahey.

Friends will be received on Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 3-6pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling.

Funeral Liturgy with mass will be celebrated on Monday  December 4, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church at 10:00am,  with the Msgr. Joseph Peterson and Msgr. Bakhos Chidiac as celebrants.

Entombment will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on-line at

On-line condolences may be expressed to the family at

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, December 3, 2017

Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel

1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Service Information

Date: Monday, December 4, 2017

Time: 10:00 am


St. Alphonsus Catholic Church

2111 Market Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, December 4, 2017


Mt. Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel

Wheeling, WV 26003

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