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Patrick James Horan

March 3, 1937 - July 24, 2016

Patrick James Horan, 79, of Benwood, W.Va., passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016, in Liza’s Place, Valley Hospice Care Center South, Wheeling, W.Va.

Pat was born March 3, 1937, in Wheeling, a son of the late Dionysius and Katherine (Carlin) Horan. He was a proud graduate of Wheeling Central Catholic High School, and a life-long member of St. James Catholic Church, McMechen, where he was a former altar server and member of the Parish Council and Holy Name Society.

Pat was a retired letter carrier for the McMechen Post Office, with 37 years of service; retired part-time employee of Altmeyer Funeral Homes; and a past councilman for the City of Benwood. He was also a former youth baseball and basketball coach; and a member of the Garibaldi Lodge, Benwood, where he enjoyed playing bocce ball. Above all, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Horan; and a brother, William Horan.

Pat is survived by his wife of 49 years, Carol A. (Smith) Horan; two children, Michael (Silvia) Horan of McMechen and Lori (Michael) Smith of Benwood; a sister, Katherine (James) Bosworth of McMechen; seven grandchildren, Zachary, Justin, Jared, Michael and Marisa Horan, and Joshua and Jacob Smith; several nieces and nephews; and his dog, Heidi.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 pm, Thursday, July 28, 2016, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen. Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Entombment will be in Mount Calvary Garden Mausoleum, Wheeling.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Valley Hospice, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943, or the Town and Country Animal Hospital Angel Fund, 831 Old Fairmont Pike, Wheeling, WV 26003. Contributions may also be made online at Online condolences may be offered to the family at

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Benwood-McMechen Chapel

214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040

Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Benwood-McMechen Chapel

214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040

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