George H. Ciripompa

April 26, 1918 - September 13, 2009

04/26/1918 - 09/13/2009

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Service
Saturday October 03, 2009
10:00 am
St. Vincent dePaul Church
2244 Marshall Ave.
Wheeling, WV 26003
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Memorial Mass

Service
St. Vincent dePaul Church
2244 Marshall Ave.
Wheeling, WV 26003
Directions
Additional Information:

Memorial Mass

CIRIPOMPA, George H., 91, of Elm Grove, Wheeling, died Sunday, September 13, 2009 in Bishop Joseph H. Hodges Continuous Care Center, Wheeling.

George was born April 26, 1918 in Wheeling, a son of the late Joseph and Flora Ciripompa.

He was retired from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Mingo Junction Plant; a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church; and a member of the Wheeling High School 1938 State Champion Basketball team. In addition, he was a member of the Italian American Club, Elm Grove Civics, Elm Grove Eagles; and fourth degree member and past grand knight of the Knights of Columbus, Carroll Council, No. 504, Wheeling.

George was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp., and was injured while serving in the European Theatre during World War II.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Pastoria.

George is survived by his loving wife, Eleanor J. Ciripompa of St. Clairsville; two daughters, Verna Hazlett and her husband, George of Wheeling and Donna L. Karras and her husband, Donald of Denver, Colo.; a brother, Herman Ciripompa and his wife, Cecilia of Wheeling; two sisters, Mary Ciripompa and Stella Sharp, both of Wheeling; and four grandchildren, Dane and Dillon Karras, both of Denver, Jane Hazlett of New Haven, Conn., and Liz Hazlett Allen and her husband, Ben of Huntington, W.Va.

There will be no visitation. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am, Saturday, October 3, 2009 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Wheeling, with the Rev. James McGoldrick as celebrant. Interment will be in Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colo., with Military Color Guard.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Freedom Service Dogs, Inc., 2000 W. Union Avenue, Englewood, CO 80110.

Arrangements are by McCoy-Altmeyer Funeral Home, 44 15h Street, Wheeling.

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Edward A. Young
7 years ago

A friend and basketball coach of our intercity basketball team. A fun and lovable guy. May you know that others care and sympathize today.

lindawayt winter
7 years ago

dear friends: just want to say how sorry i am for your loss. i will keep you all in prayer. my aunt mary and cousin, billy,said they are praying for you too. may God wrap his loving arms around you and give you comfort.

Sylvia McNeil
7 years ago

Dear Verna and Family–To let you know so 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, Sylvia McNeil Bilo

Patty Ciripompa
7 years ago

Donna & Verna,

I am so sorry to learn of your father’s death. He was a good, kind, loving man, and you are so blessed to have had him in your lives until he was 91. I hope your mother is well, and I hope both of you are doing well and at peace.

Take care, and please accept my sincere sympathy. Please give my love to Herman, Ceil, and Mary. I hope they are all doing well, also.

Patty

Heather Pastoria-Simonetti
7 years ago

I am so sad to hear about Uncle George he was such a neat guy. Please hold comfort in knowing that grandma Pauline is up there taking care of him right now. I will keep the entire family in my prayers.

Pete Cuffaro
7 years ago

Mrs. Ciripompa and Family:

Sorry to hear about Mr. Ciripompa.

Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

Eternal rest grant to him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

With deepest sympathy,

PETE AND ERIN CUFFARO

Marie Chute
7 years ago

Verna & Donna:

Your dad took me to see my first drive-in movie “Please Don’t Eat the Daisies” with Doris Day when I was 11 years old, and I will always remember that and him for being a very caring, giving and sweet man who I was proud to call my uncle.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

Marie & Ted

Janet Ciripompa Grubler
7 years ago

Verna and Donna – I am so sorry to hear about your dad. Like all the Ciripompa men he was warn and loving, and I have only fond memories of him. I know how hard this is and I’m glad you have a loving and supportive family to help you.

My love and sympathy to your mom, Herman and Ceil, Mary and Stella too.

Love, Janet

Ruth Ann Wahl
7 years ago

Verna, you and your family hve my sympathy.

Sincerely,

Ruth Ann Schorr Wahl