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John Paul Vdovjak, Sr.

June 15, 1929 - December 2, 2015

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John Paul Vdovjak, Sr., 86, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2015, in Wheeling Hospital.

John was born June 15, 1929 in Wheeling, a son of the late Jacob Andrew and Elizabeth (Raptosh) Vdovjak. He was retired from the former Blaw Knox Foundry and the Wheeling Park Commission. He was also a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church and past president of the Blaw Knox Union, Local 4218.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Hazel C. (Cortellessi) Vdovjak, in 2010; a sister, Rose Ellwood; and two brothers, Andrew Vdovjak and Jacob Vdovjak, Jr.

He is survived by his four children, Jacob A. Vdovjak, III and his wife, Roseanna, John P. Vdovjak, Jr. and his wife, Elizabeth, Andrew Joseph Vdovjak, all of Wheeling, and Nanette DeVault and her husband, Bill of Weirton, W.Va.; a sister, Ann Hirshell of Wheeling; six grandchildren, Christy Germann and her husband, Jeff, Angel Williams and her husband, Chad, Jacob Vdovjak, IV, Bobby Vdovjak, Natalie Bates and her husband, Cory and Kate Cutlip; six great-grandchildren, Logan and Tessa Williams, Jaka Germann, Ayden Cutlip and Franklin and Jack Henry Bates; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation and services will be private. Interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling. The family suggest memorial contributions may be made to Liza’s Place, Valley Hospice Care Center South, Wheeling, c/o

Arrangements by Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

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