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Valeria V. McGuire

January 5, 1926 - June 18, 2020

McGuire, Valeria V. Pietras, 94, of McMechen, WV, died Thursday, June 18, 2020 in Wheeling Continuous Care Center.

She was born January 5, 1926, in Wheeling, a daughter of the late Adam and Blanch (Zapulski) Pietras. She graduated from Wheeling High School. She was married in 1947. She raised her family and then returned to work for Alfred Paul Insurance of Wheeling and General Accident Insurance in Pittsburgh. She was a member of St. James Church in McMechen, and the St. James Rosary Altar Society. She was also a member of the Ladies League of Marshall County. Valeria was an accomplished seamstress.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley F. “Mickey” McGuire, two brothers, Stanley Pietras and Paul Pietras, and two sisters, Jenny Helminski and Emily Wolfe.

She is survived by two daughters, Cathy (Gene) Weltz of Glen Dale, WV, and Rebecca McGuire of McMechen; one sister, Mary Robbins of Glen Dale; one brother, Henry Pietras of Ind.; three grandchildren, Bradley Weltz of Glen Dale, Michelle Weltz of Tampa, Fla., and Gretchen (Ron) Gill of Wheeling, WV; seven great grandsons Morgan, Merrick, and Michael Weltz; Christian Galinello, Logan, Adam, and Lincoln Gill; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received on Sunday, June 21, 2020 from 5-8 pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen, and private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

The family would like to thank the staff at Wheeling Continuous Care Center. They could not have been more helpful or caring. May God bless them.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. James Church, 326 Logan St, McMechen, WV 26040.

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Date: Sunday, June 21, 2020

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Benwood-McMechen Chapel

214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040

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Cemetery Information


Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling

1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003

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