Manuel Joseph Viola
April 20, 1924-November 8, 2018
Manuel J. Viola 93-1/2, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Thursday November 8, 2018 at Countryside Rehabilitation Center, Bellaire, Ohio. His beloved wife of 61 years Rosalia (DiCesare). Son of the late Peter and Lucia (Manderaccho) Viola, Manuel was the last surviving child of 6. Five sisters and brothers: Ann (Chiazza), Joe, Caroline (Matson), Jim, and Josephine (Hoffman). He is survived by two sons: P. Mark (Susan) & Patrick E; four grandchildren Nina (Sean), Nicholas (Paige), Samuel, Alexandra (Matthew) and four great grandchildren. Manuel attended West Virginia University where he received an undergraduate & Master degree from the School of Social Work. He was fluent in Italian. He was the Executive Director of Children and Family Services in the Wheeling area. One of his greatest achievements was the purchase of the Sear’s building in which he started the HRC senior center with many necessary services all in one location. He also had a private counseling practice. Manuel taught at West Liberty University, School of Social Work. In retirement, he and his beloved, Rosalia, began to travel extensively, visiting six of the continents. An avid golfer, Speidel Golf Course, Saturday morning rain or shine. He passed on his love of golf to two his grandchildren. He lived a full life and may he continue in heaven.
There will no visitation at the funeral home. Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday November 16, 2018 at 11 am at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Wheeling with Msgr. Paul Hudock as celebrant. Interment to follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
Arrangements by Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.
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