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Joseph Synowiec

June 1, 1918 - January 2, 2018

Synowiec, Joseph S., Jr., 99 of Wheeling, died Tuesday, January 2, 2018 in Wheeling Hospital.
He was born June 1, 1918 in Wheeling, the son of the late Joseph and Helen Shimek Synowiec, Sr.
Joe was a retired machinist with Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, a U.S. Navy veteran of WW II, a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, and Our Lady of Peace Knights of Columbus #12195.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Margaret J Hudimac Synowiec in 2010, a sister, Helen, and two brothers, Frank and Bernard.
Surviving are his three children: Charles Synowiec (Mindy Gaddis) of Punta Gorda, FL., Jane Pysell of Houston, TX, and Phyllis Amrhein (Paul) of Wheeling, a brother-in-law, Dale Hannan of Jacksonville, FL, and sister-in-law Alberta Burlenski (Bob) of Lafferty, OH, ten grandchildren, several great and great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend a special “THANKS” to dad’s dear friends, Bob Pockl and Bob Schmitt, and the other members of the St. Michael’s Knights of Columbus, who welcomed him to play Eucher with them every Monday and Thursday for several years. That was a special part of his life, and he took great pleasure in not only making new friends but winning quarters from his card playing brothers each week.
Also, a special “thank you” to Mike (his sports buddy who helped him cheer on the Steelers and Mountaineers) and Mary Uhlly for being very caring and supportive, especially during his last few weeks of life.
Family and friends will be received on Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 6-8 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 10:00 am at our Lady of Peace Catholic Church with Rev. Douglas Ondeck as celebrant. Interment to follow at Mt.Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 690 Mount Olivet Road, Wheeling WV 26003.
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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, January 7, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel

154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Service Information

Date: Monday, January 8, 2018

Time: 10:00 am


Our Lady of Peace Church

2 Allendale Road
Wheeling, WV 26003

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, January 8, 2018


Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling

1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003

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