HERSEY, George Willis, Sr., 86, of Wheeling, died Tuesday, February 4, 2008 in Bishop Joseph H. Hodges Continuous Care Center, Wheeling.
George was born August 13, 1921 in Wheeling, a son of the late Walter L. and Helen L. Bruner Hersey. He was a 1939 graduate of Wheeling High School; retired from the former Wheeling Machine Products, with 44 years of service; a member of St. Joseph Cathedral and the former Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Wheeling; and was a WWII veteran, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corp..
In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by a son, William E. Hersey; and a sister, Helen L. Wilson
George is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Gladys Bierkortte Hersey; four children, George W. Hersey, Jr. and his wife, Carol of Hillsboro, Ohio, Patrick H. Hersey of St. Clairsville, Mary Louise Gordon and her husband, Mark of Triadelphia, and Donald T. Hersey of Wheeling; a brother, Walter L. Hersey, Jr. of Elm Grove; 13 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received from 3-5 and 7-9 pm, Wednesday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 7 pm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am, Thursday, February 7, 2008 at St. Joseph Cathedral, Wheeling, with the Rev. Dennis Schuelkens as celebrant. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.