George Willis Hersey, Sr.

August 13, 1921 - February 4, 2008

08/13/1921 - 02/04/2008

Past Services

Visitation
Wednesday February 06, 2008
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-0330 | Directions
Cemetery
Thursday February 07, 2008
Greenwood Cemetery-Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-0330 | Directions
Service
Thursday February 07, 2008
10:00 am
St. Joseph Cathedral
13th and Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-233-4121 | Directions
Visitation
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-0330 | Directions

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.

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Nikhil, Asha, and Veda
7 years ago

Dear Ms. Mary Gordon

Our heart-felt condolences to you and your family. May God comfort you all at this time of grief.

With deep sympathy

Nikhil, Asha, and Veda

Patrick Confer
7 years ago

I’m saddened by your loss.

Michelle Niziol
7 years ago

So many great memories of Grandpa – the silly songs he sang to us like “chester did you ear about hairy”, his artistic talent, his train and trolley display, sleepovers at grandma’s as a kid when we had pepsi, gumdrops, and pretzels and played games or cards, his contagious smile and laugh, the way he seemed to be able to do EVERYTHING – but most of all, the way he loved his family. His legacy of love lives on in those of us who were blessed to claim him as “our own.”

Michael Garrity
7 years ago

Sorry to hear of George’s passing. I used to live @ 212 Kenny, now in Florida and read the Wheeling paper daily on line.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Nash Jr.
7 years ago

The Nash Family expresses its sincere sadness at your loss and our greatest condolences.

Dawn Kinney
7 years ago

Today was a hard day a Father and Grandfather and A man who always had a smile on his face will be greatly missed.