George Michael Shia

March 30, 1929 - May 13, 2004

03/30/1929 - 05/13/2004

Past Services

Friday May 14, 2004
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-0330 | Directions
Saturday May 15, 2004
10:00 am
Our Lady of Lebanon
2216 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Saturday May 15, 2004
10:45 am
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003

Shia, George M. "Little Six" 75, of Wheeling, WV, died Thursday, May 13, 2004 in Ohio Valley Medical Center. He was born March 30, 1929 in Wheeling, a son of the late Anthony and Madeleine Lahad Shia. He was an army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church, Wheeling. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John "Pee Wee" Shia, two sisters, Ida Shia Lewis and Minnie Shia Vargo, an infant daughter, Natalie Ann Shia.
Survivng is his wife, Sonja D. Vanhorn Shia, a daughter, Michelle L. Shia Cecil and her husband John of Wheeling; a grand daughter, Madlina L. Cecil of Wheeling; two brothers, Edward Shia and his wife Betty and Ferris Shia both of Wheeling; two sisters, Linda Shia Skocik and her husband Stephen of St. Clairsville, OH; Catherine Daywood and her husband Tom of Austin, TX; several nieces and nephews. Friends received 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling, where vigil services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Liturgy with mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 15, 2004 at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church with the Rev. Bakhos Chidiac as celebrant. Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling. Offer condolences online at www.

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