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Walter John Lefkay

October 27, 1933 - June 28, 2018

LEFKAY, Walter J., 84, of Wheeling, W.Va. Died Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Wheeling Hospital.

He was born October 27, 1933, in Wheeling, a son of the late Francis J. Lefkay and Laura Waskiewicz Szarek. He was Catholic by Faith and a member of the Cave Club in Wheeling, The Warwood Vets Club, and Local Union #33.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step father, Ben Szarek, and one brother, Frank Lefkay.

He is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth S. Roberts Lefkay; one daughter, Mary Ann (Mel) Stephens of Wheeling; one son, Joseph (Andrea) Lefkay of Elkview, W.Va.; three grandchildren, Nicole (Jimmy) Maxwell of Wheeling, Chris (Kristin) Stephens of Winfield, W.Va., and Kathryn (Jonathon) Chmelik of Mapletown, Pa.; and three great grandchildren, J.C. Maxwell, Kalani Stephens, and baby Chmelik due in November 2018.

Friends will be received on Sunday, July 1, 2018 from 4-8 pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling where a vigil service will be held at 7:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 9:30 am at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Wheeling with Rev. Arul Anthony as celebrant. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 159 Edgington Lane, Wheeling, W.Va. 26003 (Click Here)and to the Wheeling Central Catholic High School boys’ basketball team, 75 14th Street Wheeling, W.Va. 26003 (Click Here) or through

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, July 1, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel

1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Service Information

Date: Monday, July 2, 2018

Time: 9:30 am


St. Alphonsus Catholic Church

2111 Market Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, July 2, 2018


Greenwood Cemetery

1526 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003

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