CERRA, Elmer H., 91, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at Liza’s Place.
He was born June 16, 1920, in Wheeling, a son of the late Anthony and Maria Perri Cerra. He was a member of St. Joseph Cathedral in Wheeling, and served in the US Army during WWII.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Irene Cerra, second wife, Anne Mitusa Cerra, one daughter, Jennie Cerra Duffy, four brothers, Dominick, James, Robert, and Anthony Cerra Jr., and one sister, Jennie Muraca Greco.
He is survived by one daughter, Deborah Thomas Cresap of Wheeling; one sister, Rose Spoto of Wheeling; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Frazier Sleeth, Dawn Rae Barcus, Laurie Duffy, and Denise Johns; nine great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Friday, January 27, 2012 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, where funeral services will be held Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 10 a.m. with Msgr. Kevin M. Quirk officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Liza’s Place, Valley Hospice, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, Ohio, 43943.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at altmeyer.com