Harry Branch

March 26, 1929 - December 23, 2013

03/26/1929 - 12/23/2013

BRANCH, Harry, 84, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Monday, December 23, 2013, in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling.
Harry was born March 26, 1929, in Follansbee, W.Va., a son of the late William and Mary Toth Branch. He was retired from Weirton Steel Corp.; a member of the Wheeling Eagles and the former Bridgeport Eagles; and was U.S. Army Korean War veteran.
In addition to his parents, Harry was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lou Richter Branch; a sister, Betty Harris; and three brothers, Lawrence, William and Arthur Branch.
He is survived by his brother, Pat Branch of Follansbee, W.Va.; a sister, Mary Lou Buksa and her husband, Michael of Long Beach, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 9:00 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 28, 2013, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling.
Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling, with full military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at altmeyer.com

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Debbie Orum Pollard
8 years ago

Branch Family,

With heartfelt condolences, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Unfortunately I will not be able to travel to Wheeling for the services, however John and I did visit and spend some time with Uncle Harry at Thanksgiving. I have many fond memories of family dinners, trips to California, boat rides on the river, and trips to the ocean with Uncle Harry and Aunt Betty. They were like ‘second parents’ to my sister Becky and myself. May now he rest in eternal peace, John and Debbie Pollard

Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard
8 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time.

May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, may your memories of Harry Branch give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is done. I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

Harry Branch, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †