HAZZARD, Gilbert F. “Gil”, 85, of Wheeling, died Thursday, September 3, 2009 in Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling.
Gil was born October 22, 1923 in Wheeling, a son of the late John E. and Genevieve Neidert Hazzard.
He was the retired owner and operator of “Gilmar’s” on Edgington Lane and “Gilbert’s Club” on Lind Street, Wheeling, and was a lifetime member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union, Local No. 83, with 55 years of service. In addition, he was a member of St. Michael Parish; the F.O.P.A., Lodge No. 38; the A.A.R.P.; the I.O.L.A. Club, where he was a former trustee; the Snake Club; a third degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Carroll Council No 504; lifetime member of the Island Senior Citizens and former member of the B.P.O.E., Lodge No. 28, Wheeling.
Gil was also a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in both World War II and the Korean War, and was a lifetime member of the Korean War Veterans Association, Ohio Valley Chapter No. 70.
In addition to his parents, Gil was preceded in death by two nieces, Carol Marie Ciripompa and Kathleen Hazzard Shaw.
He is survived by two sisters, Audrey Hazzard Ciripompa of Wheeling and Marion Hazzard Howley of Warwood; his brother, Vernon A. Hazzard of Orlando, Fla.; a nephew, James H. Howley, III Jean of Warwood; five nieces, Janet Ciripompa Grubler Rusty and A. Christine Ciripompa Rine Larry, all of Wheeling, Sherry Howley Guzman Larry of Parma, Ohio, Mary Elizabeth Hazzard Kotowski Raymond of Melbourne, Fla. and Robin Hazzard Freeman James of Casselberry, Fla.; seven great-nephews, four great-nieces, two great-great nieces, a great-great nephew and numerous cousins and close friends.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8:30 pm, Tuesday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling. The Korean War Veterans Association, Ohio Valley Chapter No. 70 will conduct services at 6:30 pm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at St. Michael Catholic Church, with the Rev. Daniel Pisano as celebrant. Interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, with full military honors provided by the Moundsville Veteran’s Honor Guard.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.