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Rocco John Paree

April 13, 1937 - December 1, 2021

Rocco J. Paree, 84 of Wheeling, WV passed away Wednesday December 1, 2021, at Wheeling Hospital. He was born April 13, 1937, in Benwood, WV, the son of the late Tony and Minnie (Trolio) Paree. In addition to his parents, Rocco was preceded in death by his wife and love of his life Connie (Kuntz) Paree and his brother Fred Paree. Surviving is his sons John Paree (Ronna) of Pataskala, OH and Mark Paree of Wheeling, WV, brothers Tony Paree (Rosella) of Wheeling, WV, Jim Paree (Louise) of Bethlehem, WV and sister-in-law Emma Paree of Wheeling, WV. Rocco also had several nieces and nephews along with extended family and friends. Rocco was a 1955 graduate of Wheeling High School, attended Wheeling College and graduated from the Automation Institute of Pittsburgh where he was part of the first generation to train to operate IBM mainframe computers. Rocco had been employed by Stone and Thomas (Downtown Wheeling), Gimbels (Downtown Pittsburgh), Wheeling Steel and The Ohio Valley Medical Center (OVMC) for 38 years in Data Processing / Information Systems. Rocco was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church for 53 years. Family and friends will be received on Friday, December 3, 2021, from 4-7 pm with a vigil service at 6:30pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger Street, Elm Grove Wheeling. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at 10am at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Elm Grove with Monsignor Paul Hudock as celebrant. Interment to follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Wheeling.

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, December 3, 2021

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel

154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Service Information

Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021

Time: 10:00 am


St. Vincent dePaul Church

2244 Marshall Ave.
Wheeling, WV 26003

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021


Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling

1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003

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