Frederick A. Tweedlie

September 12, 1927 - March 5, 2008

09/12/1927 - 03/05/2008

Past Services

Visitation
Friday March 07, 2008
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home- Moundsville Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Additional Information:

Vigil service at 7:00 pm

Cemetery
Saturday March 08, 2008
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
Directions
Service
Saturday March 08, 2008
10:30 am
St. James Church
326 Logan Street
McMechen, WV 26040
Directions
Visitation
Altmeyer Funeral Home- Moundsville Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Additional Information:

Vigil service at 7:00 pm

Tweedlie, Frederick A., 80, of McMechen, WV, died Wednesday, March 5, 2008 in Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV.
He was born on September 12, 1927 in Moundsville, WV, a son of the late Frederick J. and Eltin Lewis Tweedlie.
Fred was a member of St. James Church, McMechen; he coached football, basketball and track at both his alma mater, Union High School, Benwood, and John Marshall High School, Glen Dale, where he also served as Athletic Director for 13 years. He was in the Marshall County School System for 42 years.
Fred was proud of being a member of many organizations, and also proud to have received numerous achievement awards, which were greatly appreciated.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Tom; a sister-in-law, Anna; and a niece, Cathy Blair.
Surviving are his wife, Jean Hottel Tweedlie; a daughter, Jean Ann Sherman and her husband, Ed; a son, Fred Tweedlie, all of McMechen; two grandsons, Jed Sherman of Abilene, TX and Jake Sherman of McMechen; three granddaughters, Bethani, Misty and Lexi Tweedlie, all of McMechen; several nieces and one nephew.
Friends received from Noon-9:00 pm Friday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, where vigil services will be helf at 7:00 pm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 am Saturday, March 8, 2008 at St. James Catholic Church, McMechen, with Rev. Joseph J. Hayden as celebrant.
Entombment in Mt. Calvary Mausoleum, Wheeling.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Online condolences may be expressed at altmeyer.com.

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Barbara Eakin Meyers
8 years ago

Coach was not only the class advisor for the Class of ’59, but a friend to all of us. He will be remembered!

Barbara Eakin Meyers

Sharon Defibaugh Dunlap
8 years ago

Dear Jean and family,

I am so sad to hear of Fred’s passing. He was one of a kind. How many classes from Union still remember and remained close to their class advisors…not many I’ll bet….not like the class of 59. We all have special feelings and memories about Coach! In the last 2-3yrs. I got to see him at the JM basketball games when I went to see my nephews play. I knew where he sat and he always greeted me with a smile and a hug. May all of these memories help you in the coming days and months. God bless.

June and Mick Franko
8 years ago

Dear Jean,

We want to extend our sincere sympathy to you and your family. Coach Tweedlie touched so many lives in such a positive way….how fortunate for us to have known him as our teacher, coach and class advisor. And you know that you yourself are very special to us and our other UHS Class of ’59 members.

May the good Lord and your happy memories of Fred help get you through this difficult time.

We regret that the winter storm warning keeps us from attending calling hours today; but, please know that you are very much in our thoughts and prayers.

June and Mick Franko

Cassie Foster Doty
8 years ago

Dear Tweedlie family,

I am very sorry for your loss, and regret that I cannot express my condolences in person. My prayers go out to you.

At this time, I feel that I must share a memory with you. Mr. Tweedlie has always hadâÄîand always will haveâÄîa special place in my heart. When I was at JM, I participated in summer Phys. Ed. One activity I had to perform was swim back and forth across the pool at Four Seasons many times. The problem: I didnâÄôt know how to swim. I was scared and frustrated and angry with the instructor who kept yelling at me for not swimming fast enough. Then this wonderful gentleman who didnâÄôt even know me stood at the other side of the pool and encouraged me the whole way. It was Mr. Tweedlie. I know I couldnâÄôt have done it without his support. He was an angel on Earth, and now heâÄôs an angel in Heaven to support and protect even more people. I am blessed to have known him.

Sincerely,

Cassie Foster Doty

JM Class of 1990

Tom Cerra Family
8 years ago

Deepest Sympathy.

Jay Knapp
8 years ago

Fred:

So sorry to hear about your dad. I’m sure he’ll be missed and remembered by all whose lives he touched during his time on this earth and that a small part of him will live on with many. He was one of those “Old School” guys who left an impression on more people than probably he even realized. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

Joyce A. Thacker Ewing
8 years ago

I and many will miss Fred he was always there for the class of 59 and he was my civic Teacher.May God comfort you Jean

Martha Tribett Knoblich
8 years ago

I was in Fred’s civics class the first year he taught at Union and remember it well. He seemed so young to be a coach and teacher. I last saw him when my brother died. He knew me immediately after so many years and it was so good to see him. My deepest sympathy

mark d. sovich
8 years ago

I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. COACH believed in me when nobody else did. COACH will now be looking down onto a bigger playing field helping us call our plays. It was an honor to know and to play for COACH.

Chuck Redd
8 years ago

Jean Ann and Ed, Sorry to hear about your loss. I will always remember how Coach treated everyone with respect regardless if they were a star athlete or a struggling student. I know I always enjoyed my relationship with him. May your grief pass quickly. Chuck

Steve Crabtree
8 years ago

Jean, Jean Ann and family,

First, deepest sympathy to all. Coach was a positive influence on an untold number of players and/or students who sadly, like me, now wish they’d done more to say “thank you” for the many life’s lessons he imparted. Coach once took better than an hour to counsel me on the prudence of one accepting his own weaknesses and the importance of maximizing one’s strengths. While the talk centered on high school athletics, it turned out to be a life’s lesson I’ve carried with me for decades and now share with my sons. May God hold all of you in the palm of His hand and give you comfort as I know in my heart He is giving Coach great peace at this very moment.

My best,

Steve Crabtree

JMHS ’73

Joe and Rayne Ann Burkhart
8 years ago

Jean, JeanAnn, and Freddie,

So sorry for your loss. We have nothing but good memories of Fred. We will miss him deeply. Sorry we couldn’t make it to the viewing, but please know we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. We spent the other night reminiscing of Joe and Freddie’s childhood and our trips to the beach, and could do nothing but smile about all the good memories.

Suzanne Scully Estep
8 years ago

Our sincere and deepest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of Fred. We will certainly keep Fred and his family in our thoughts and prayers. Suzanne & Doug

john a joseph
8 years ago

sharing in the loss of fred .will always remember the youthful days spent with all your family.prayers and blessings john joseph mcmechen

FRED BRAUTIGAN
8 years ago

To Freds family.

I want to share with you what a kind and wonderful fellow he was. I go back to when I played football for coach Fred as a Union High sophmore. Coach made it fun. We were not a great team but it did not seem to matter. When we needed water he said well go get a drink, when most coaches would think you were goofing off. It was just fun being around him. I always called him coach, and he will always be coach. He will be greatly missed.

Fred and Virginia Brautigan

Sylvia McNeil
8 years ago

To let you know many thoughts and prayers are with you and yours–Take care-keep the faith and May God Bless you with His Peace and Love–“When someone you love becomes a memory,that memory becomes a treasure!”–Sincerely SylviaBilo McNeil–Class ’65–UHS

George T. Sidiropolis
8 years ago

To the family of Fred Tweedlie:

I offer my sincere sympathy and want to express the deep regard and

respect I will always hold for Coach Tweedlie.

He was always there for me and others in time of need and a true

friend and inspiration.

George T.Sidiropolis