Gertrude Joyce Black

November 16, 1913 - February 15, 2002

11/16/1913 - 02/15/2002

Past Services

Monday February 18, 2002
4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Tuesday February 19, 2002
10:00 am
St. Michael Catholic Church
1225 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
242-1560 | Directions
Tuesday February 19, 2002
12:00 pm
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003

Black, Gertrude Joyce, 88, a life long resident of Wheeling, died Friday, February 15, 2002 at Wheeling Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary Ellen Byrne Joyce. She was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Joyce McClure, a brother Thomas Joyce, and a nephew Tom Joyce. She is survived by her husband, Homer D. Black, three children, Mary Joyce Kemper of Reston, Virginia, Judith Black DiFazio and her husband John of Vienna, Virginia, and Brian J. Black and his wife Maureen of Wheeling, a sister in law, Grace J. Joyce of Wheeling. Three grandchildren, Kristen Kemper Maas of Germany, Robert Kemper of Arlington, Virginia, and Garrett Black of Wheeling, and three great-grandchildren, Anton and Clara Maas of Germany and Logan Kemper of Arlington, Virginia, two nieces, Sr. Ellen McClure of Mt. Olvernia, Pittsburgh, PA, and Nancy McClure Stanton of Columbia, MD. Three cousins, Sister Anne Regina O’Leary, SSJ, Catherine Thoner, and Elinor Byrne all of Wheeling. She was President of the Wheeling Jesuit University Charter Guild, a charter member and founder of the Sisters of St. Joseph Auxiliary. She was a member of St. Michael Parish where she was an instructor in CCD classes, a minister of the Eucharist, and a member of Christian Mothers. She was President of The Cathedral Grade School Parent-Teachers Association, a member of the Wheeling Hospital Auxiliary, the West Virginia Heart Association, and for years was affiliated with the Seibert Law Firm. Friends will be received on Monday, February 18, 2002 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral liturgy will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling, with the Rev. James Sobus as celebrant. Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling. Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph Foundation or Wheeling Jesuit University. Vigil Services will be Monday at 3:30 p.m. Christian Mothers Rosary Devotions will be Monday at 3:45 p.m.

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John Saseen
8 years ago

Hi Mary Joyce,

I was saddened to read of the death of your beloved mother. Your mother, as well you and all of your family, were always very nice to me and I have many fond memories of the lots of good times we had when we were growing up, oh so long ago.

I send my condolences to you and I wish for you and your family only good things in your future. Just, Johnny