James W. Roman

April 10, 1936 - May 21, 2008

04/10/1936 - 05/21/2008

Past Services

Visitation
Sunday May 25, 2008
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Directions
Cemetery
Monday May 26, 2008
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
Directions
Service
Monday May 26, 2008
11:00 am
St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
2111 Market Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304 232-4353 | Directions
Visitation
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Directions

ROMAN, James W., 72 of Wheeling WV, died Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home. Born in Wheeling WV on April 10, 1936, James was the son of the late Agatha Osmianski Roman. He was a retired employee of American Electric Power and was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Wheeling. James was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Jean Harris Roman in 1993 and his infant daughter, Beth Ann Roman in 1965.
Surviving are two sons, James W. Roman Jr. and his wife Kimberly of Glen Dale WV, and Michael A. Roman and his wife Gretchen of Rochester NY; his sister, Janet Mirides and her husband Nick of Wheeling; his brother, Charles Roman and his wife Linda of Moundsville WV; two granddaughters, Lilly and Lila Roman of Glen Dale WV; numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger Street, Elm Grove WV on Sunday, May 25, 2008 from 1-4 and 6-8pm. Vigil services will be held at 3:30 pm at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, May 26, 2008 at 11 am at St Alphonsus Catholic Church, Wheeling. Interment will follow at Mt Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities 18th St. Neighborhood Center, 125 18th St. Wheeling WV 26003. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at altmeyer.com.

Subscribe
Notify of
3 Condolences
Inline Feedbacks
View all condolences
Tony Terretti
8 years ago

charlie: I remember Jim, when we were young. Jim was very nice person. My thoughts and prayers go out to you in your time of sorrow.

Tony

Russell Osmianski
8 years ago

Jim was my cousin and I can still remember him from as far back as the 1950s when he lived on Wood Street in Wheeling.

I hadn’t seen Jim for a number of years until a little over a year ago when I stopped in at the home of his brother Chuck. Jim was the same happy go lucky guy I had always known and I am so glad that I had that last chance to visit with him. He was there helping Chuck with some household repair which was Jim’s style. That day he spoke to me at length about his children and about my grandfather who passed away before I was born. He was always helping other people. He was a warm and humble man with a nice sense of humor.

I will never forget a time in the early 1970s when I walking down Market Street in Wheeling when I heard someone shout my name. I looked around and saw no one in the crowd who looked familiar to me. Then I heard it again. Still I could see no one. Then I heard laughing coming from far above me and saw Jim laughing while sitting high atop a telephone pole where he did much of his work for Wheeling Electric. I am confident today that he is now much higher than the top of any utility pole.

Jewell Roman
8 years ago

Sincerest condolences from the family of your late uncle, Eugene Roman. May God encompass you with love and strength during this time of sadness. Our thoughts are with you.