James M. Halavonich

September 8, 1944 - January 3, 2008

09/08/1944 - 01/03/2008

Past Services

Visitation
Sunday January 06, 2008
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home-Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions
Service
Sunday January 06, 2008
8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home-Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions

HALAVONICH, James M. 63, of Benwood, WV, died Thursday, January 3, 2008.
He was born September 8, 1944 in Wheeling, WV, the son of Helen Janiszewski Halavonich and the late Michael Halavonich.
He was a retired employee of UPS, a member and former officer of the Teamsters Local #679, a past officer and gold card member of the Cave Club, and an U.S. Army Reserve veteran.
Surviving in addition to his mother are three children, Brian J. Halavonich and Monique Tetreault of Portland, Maine; James M. Halavonich Jr. and his wife Susie Snow of Fayston, VT; Renee D. Manukin and her husband Jeffrey of Wheeling; their mother, Diana M. Halavonich, one sister, Barbara Coen of Martins Ferry, OH; four grandchildren, Kadence James Halavonich, Cecelia Rose Halavonich, Zachery and Juliette Manukin, a special friend, Wendy Weber.
Friends received 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen, WV.
Funeral services will be help at 8:00 p.m. Sunday, January 6, 2008 with Rev. Joseph Hayden officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made to a Children

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LARRY FERRERA
8 years ago

DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO; HELEN, BARBARA, BRIAN, JIM JR., AND RENEE.

JIM’S PASSING WAS A GREAT SHOCK TO ALL. I HAVE MANY GREAT MEMORIES OF OUR CHILDHOOD DAYS. JIM WAS SO FULL OF LIFE, AND WHEN WE TALKED OF NOTRE DAME OR BISHOP DONAHUE, HE WAS ESPECIALLY JOYOUS. I WILL MISS MY FRIEND JIMBO. GOD BLESS AND KEEP HIM UNTIL OUR REUNION ONEDAY.

SINCERELY

LARRY AND BECKY FERRERA

Beth Blake Davis
8 years ago

Helen,Barb,and Jim’s family & special friend,

My heartfelt condolences to each of you at this time. Jim & I shared a lot of fine memories in a more youthful time-all of which crossed my mind as I heard the news of his passing. He was a good person,a wonderful friend, a fine son, and no doubt, a terrific dad. My prayers to all of you , Beth Ann

Michele Trimble Porter
8 years ago

Jim jr.,

I was so sorry to take the call this evening with the news of your father’s passing. I hope that you and your family are able to find some peace in this sudden loss.

My father just went into the Cave Club as a member recently and found your father’s reputation to be that of a great friend to all.

With sympathy and thoughts of you and your family,

Michele

Brian Halavonich
8 years ago

Jim Jr., Renee, and I would like to thank everyone for their deep felt sympathy in our loss. We know how much our dad meant to everyone, probably almost as much as he meant to us. We shared in a lot of great stories about our dad with friends, union brothers and co-workers. It was wonderful seeing family that we haven’t seen in a long time. We’re sorry it had to be at a time like this.

Lisa Janoski Sims
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with all…. to my WVU Family…I miss you …Wendy hang in there I think of you often and will keep you in my prayers. Jim thank you for the laughter…. and that great smile…..

Love Lisa

Damion and Shannon Saunders
8 years ago

Renee and Family,

We are extremely sorry about what you guys are going through right now. We hope you guys can find the strength to get through this and always remember that he loved you guys like only a Dad and Granpap can. Renee please remember that whenever you need anything we are right across the street. I can only believe GOD put me in your home in your time of need because I am supposed to be there for you guys. We love you guys. God bless you.

Jay Knapp
8 years ago

So sorry to hear about Jim. I’ll never forget working with him for most of my adult life. I’m sure he’ll be missed and always remembered by all who he touched during his short time on this earth. Even though he has left too soon, Jim lived his life understanding one of the basic principals of unions, “The only thing a man ever really owns in life is ‘his time'”. I don’t think anyone who knew him can disagree that Jim enjoyed “his time” as much as anyone and got the most out of it while helping others along the way.

David Janiszewski
8 years ago

So sorry to hearing of cousin Jim’s passing.He was one of my childhood heroes.My prayers are going out to you all.

Joyce Janiszewski
8 years ago

To Aunt Helen, cousin Barb, and Jim’s family,

So sorry for your loss. I pray you will find comfort and healing in the Lord during this time of need. I hadn’t seen Jim for long time, but whenever we ran into each other, it was always good to see him and talk awhile. God bless you all.

Paul Vargo
8 years ago

To the entire family:

I wish that I could have been with you to share in your loss. Jim was such a great friend and mentor to me over the years! He will alway be remember for the BD days and the advise and help he share with all of us.

God Bless.

Paul

Mike Skypack
8 years ago

To the Halavonich Family:

Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of Jim. Whenever I think of Jimmy, my thoughts take me back to the kinder/gentler times of the late 1950’s/early 60’s and Donahue High School. Those were the carefree days of our playing basketball, going to football games, just hanging out and riding around in cars. I’ll always remember Jim as a fun loving, kind, caring and considerate person who will be greatly missed. May God keep him in the palm of his hand.