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Jacob Fredrick ""Jack"" Jochum, Sr.

August 24, 1930 - October 28, 2015

Jacob Fredrick (Jack) Jochum, Sr., 85, of Wheeling, WV passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at Wheeling Hospital.
Jack was born on August 24, 1930 in Goosetown as the third child of the late Michael and Jessie (Bartels) Jochum. Jack graduated in 1948 from Linsly Military Institute and attended West Liberty State College. Along with his son, he was the owner of Jack Jochum Truck Service. Jack was a good, Christian man that always kept his family first. He was a volunteer and devout member of the Cathedral of St. Joseph. He was a long-time coach for the East Wheeling Pirates. Jack was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers, WVU Mountaineers and Detroit Tigers. He will be forever remembered for his classic one-liners.
Jack is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Evelyn Jane (Tralka); his cherished children, Deborah (Lee) McWhorter, Beckie (David) West, Jack, Jr. (Karen), Beth Jochum and Patti (Todd) Miller; his adored grandchildren, Ellen (Joan) McWhorter, Jacqulyn (Dave) Obara, Kristen West, Gera (Bob) Jochum Rounsley, Matthew (Liza) Miller and Maria Miller; his treasured great-grandchildren, Emily, Joseph and Julia Obara and Stella Rounsley; his sister-in-law Peggy Palmer and brother-in-law Chuck (Rose) Tralka as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his siblings, Thelma and Dominic Pompeo, Thomas, Sr. and Edna Jochum; brother-in-law, John A. (Pete) Palmer and nephews, Joseph Palmer and Thomas Jochum, Jr.
Jack appreciated the care and support of Martin Imbrosio, Mike and Robin Posey, Dave Wheeler, Olivia Harris, Cheyanne Mayle, Shauna Wiley and Visiting Nurse Services of Wheeling Hospital.
Jack’s family will welcome friends from 2-4 and 6-8 pm on Friday, October 30, 2015 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling, WV. A vigil service will be held at 6:00 pm.
Mass of Christian burial will take place at 10:30 am on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, 13th and Eoff Streets, Wheeling, with Monsignor Kevin Quirk officiating. He will be laid to rest at Mount Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Linsly School, 60 Knox Lane, Wheeling, WV 26003 or Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center 125-18th Street, Wheeling, WV. Arrangements are being made by Atmeyer Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com <http://www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com>

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, October 30, 2015

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel

1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003


Date: Friday, October 30, 2015

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel

1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003


Service Information

Date: Saturday, October 31, 2015

Time: 10:30 am

Location:

Cathedral of St. Joseph

1300 Eoff St.
Wheeling, WV 26003


Cemetery Information

Location:

Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling

1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003


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