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Gregory Samuel Sacco

January 24, 1949 - August 30, 2016

SACCO, Gregory S., 67, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at home surrounded by his family.
He was born January 24, 1949, in Wheeling, a son of the late Orlando A. and Virginia A. (DeFazio) Sacco. He was a member of the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling. He was a retired teacher who taught 43 years with the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, of which 33 years were with Wheeling Central Catholic High School. Greg played football for Wheeling Central High School and coached football there for 33 years. He graduated from West Liberty State College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Social Studies. He then received his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from West Virginia University.
He is survived by one brother, Orlando “Lanny” (Carole) Sacco of St. Clairsville, Ohio; one sister, Gina M. (Dr. Robert) Wilson of Gaithersburg, Md.; four nieces, Kristin (Dale) Smith of St. Clairsville, Megan (Jason) Bailey of Winchester, Va., Adrienne Wilson of Gaithersburg, and Rachel Wilson of Gaithersburg; one nephew, Kevin (Lori) Sacco of St. Clairsville; 3 great nieces, Caroline Smith, Kelsey Smith, and Sadie Bailey; and two great nephews, T.J. Sacco, and Luke Bailey.
Friends will be received on Friday, September 2, 2016 from 2-8 pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 4 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 10:30 am at the Cathedral of St. Joseph with Msgr. Kevin Quirk as celebrant. Entombment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Wheeling Central Catholic High School, 75 14th Street, Wheeling, W.Va 26003 or by visiting (Click Here) <>
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Tom Hogan, Alex Kozlowski, Jim Wolfe, Jennifer Lloyd and the staff at Over the Rainbow, and Valley Hospice for all of their concern and support for Greg during his last few months.
Once a Knight, always a Knight.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at <>

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, September 2, 2016

Time: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel

1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Service Information

Date: Saturday, September 3, 2016

Time: 10:30 am


Cathedral of St. Joseph

1300 Eoff St.
Wheeling, WV 26003

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, September 3, 2016


Mt. Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum

Bellaire, OH 43906

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