Eugene T. Fahey
Vice President - General Manager
Gene serves as Vice-President and General Manager of the Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory.
A graduate of West Liberty State College, Gene continued his education at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. A Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and North Carolina, he began working with Altmeyer in 1984.
Actively involved in his community, Gene is a member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Wheeling, a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Council #504, and past President of the Wheeling Serra Club, the West Virginia Board of Funeral Service Examiners serving from 1998 through 2006, in 2018 he was appointed once again to the West Virginia Board of Funeral Service Examiners by Governor Jim Justice and serves as President of that board.
He is a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Elm Grove, Aerie 1891, the Wheeling Elks, BPOE #28, Wheeling, The Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Fraternal Order of Police Association, the Elm Grove Business Council, the West Virginia Funeral Directors Association where he served as past president of the Northern District, the National Funeral Directors Association, the Wheeling Lions Club, the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce where he completed the Leadership Wheeling Program, the Wheeling Country Club, the Elm Grove Civics, the IOLA Club of Wheeling, the Gyro Club of Wheeling, and formerly on the Board of Directors of Family Services of the Upper Ohio Valley.
He is past President of the Wheeling Circus Saints and Sinners, Poodles and Hanneford Tent where he serves as National Director.
In May 2008 and then again in 2012, he was elected to Wheeling City Council where he represented the 6th ward of Wheeling and also served as Vice-Mayor. He was a member of the City of Wheeling Development Committee and was Chairman of the Finance Committee. He was a member of the Greater Wheeling Sports & Entertainment Authority. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Regional Economic Development Partnership (REDP) and the Wheeling Chamber of Commerce and the former Ohio County Coroner serving from 2002-2008. In 2011, Gene was selected as the Grand Chieftain of the Wheeling Celtic Festival.
A lifelong resident of Wheeling, he and his wife Candy reside in Wheeling along with his son Jamie, daughter-in-law Stephanie, his three stepchildren Marcus, Kyle, and Alyssa and three granddaughters, Rylie, Adara and Dylan.