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George "John" Wakim

June 7, 1938 - October 4, 2019

George “John” Wakim, 81, of Wheeling, died Friday, October 4, 2019 at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home.
He was born June 7, 1938 in Wheeling, a son of the late George J. and Edna Nagem Wakim.
John was the retired owner of the Knotty Pines Bar, was retired from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel- Beach Bottom Plant, was a Marine veteran, and Catholic by faith.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by three brothers; Thomas, Milo, and Joseph “Buck” Wakim, and two sisters; Margaret and Marie Wakim.
John is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Erma Bene Wakim, three sisters; Blanche Wakim of Wheeling, Angela Donelly of Wheeling, Anna DeAguiar of Canton, MI, and numerous nieces and nephews.
John’s wishes were to have no visitation or services.
Arrangements by the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Elm Grove, WV, where online condolences may be extended to the family at

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