John A. “Jack” Gavin, 93, of Wheeling, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015, in Heartland of Lansing, Bridgeport, Ohio.
Jack was born February 7, 1921, a son of the late William and Jennie Gavin. He attended St. Alphonsus Grade School; was a graduate of Wheeling Central Catholic High School; and retired from the Wheeling Post Office and the former Wonder Bakery. He was also a life member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church and the CAVE Club, Wheeling; and a U.S. Army World War II veteran.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Werner Gavin, in 1995; two brothers, Charles & William Gavin; a sister, Maime Vinesky; and a nephew, John Vinesky.
Jack is survived by his sister-in-law, Mary Ruth Werner of Wheeling; a special niece, Linda Wheeler of Morgantown; a special nephew, Louis Werner of Wheeling; and numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 5-8 pm, Friday, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 7:30 pm.
Funeral services will be held at 10 am, Saturday, January 24, 2015, at Mount Calvary Cemetery Bishop’s Chapel, Wheeling, with the Rev. Doug Ondeck officiating. Full military honors will be provided by the Moundsville Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 2111 Market Street, Wheeling, WV 26003 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.