John A. Malatinski, Sr.

April 22, 1925 - November 28, 2013

04/22/1925 - 11/28/2013

MALATINSKI, John Anthony Sr., 88, of Wheeling, died Thursday, November 28, 2013 in Wheeling Hospital.
John was born April 22, 1925 in Wheeling, a son of the late Peter and Remencina Komornik Malatinski.
He was a retired Operator for Wheeling Stamping, member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan, loved to garden and a WWII U.S. Navy Veteran who served on the U.S.S South Dakota. John was awarded medals and was mentioned in a book written by Tom Brokaw, for his heroic actions that saved eight of his fellow Navy Men.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife, Lorine Malatinski two brothers, Martin H. and Stephen A. Malatinski and three sisters, Mary, Anna M. and Rose Malatinski.
John is survived by his two sons, John A. Malatinski Jr. of Wheeling and David A. Malatinski and Linda of Wheeling; three daughters, Debbie Rick Smith, Michele Abert Miller Jr.and Martha Todd Abercrombie all of Wheeling; six grandchildren, Christopher Harris, Dane Malatinski, Heather and Fiancee John Moore, Devin Malatinski, Shelly Abercrombie and Christopher Miles; five great grandchildren, Megan Moore, Troy Stevenson, Ava Nicole Stevenson, Kailey and Rylee Miles and his companions, his two chocolate labs, Winston Churchhill and Brandy Alexandria.
Friends will be received from 10am to 2 pm, Monday, December 2, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, with Rev Douglas A. Ondeck officiating the Funeral service at 2pm.
Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, with the Moundsville Honor Guard conducting military graveside rites.
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8 years ago

I was very sadden to hear of your loss. It is terribly hard to lose a parent, a piece of your heart goes too. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, and may you find comfort in the memories your father left . May God bless you in your time of sorrow.

Daniel Womeldorff
8 years ago

John Jr, The pain will pass but the experiences shared with loved ones never will. I met your father twice 39 years ago and I still remember him. He was a kind and decent man. I am very sorry for your loss. Dan W

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 John A. Malatinski, Sr., 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.

John A. Malatinski,Sr., 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 †

genny & larry mcafee
8 years ago

we are so sorry to hear of your loss , your dad was a kind and loving man ,larry remembers growing up next to john and has a lot of fond memories as a child and adualt he will cherish all that he learned from john he will be saddley missed love the mcafee”s