John Paul Storm

August 24, 1927 - October 17, 2013

08/24/1927 - 10/17/2013

STORM, John P., 86, of McMechen, WV, died Thursday, October 17, 2013 in Liza’s Place.
He was born August 24, 1927 in Wheeling, WV, a son of the late Raymond and Velma Muldrew Storm.
He was a retired employee of Allied Chemical, a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church, Moundsville, WV, where he served as the Acolyte Director and Key Man, former Vice President of the John Marshall High School Boosters, and a U.S Navy veteran.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Harry Storm, two sisters, Mary Alice Kostelescky and Elda Martin.
Surviving is his wife of 65 years, Mary Ann Gallagher Storm, three daughters, Cassie and Rich Sherman of McMechen; Barb and Mike Davis of McMechen; Patti and Harley Gatts of Moundsville; six grandchildren, Amy Tim Whipkey, Jennifer Ryan Kirk, Michael Sherman, Leigh Mark Hinerman, Dan Pam Gatts, Tim Liz Gatts, six great-grandchildren, Laken Whipkey, Brock Whipkey, Grace Gatts, Emily Gatts, Haley Kirk and Evan Gatts, one sister, Velma Lowmiller of Fresno, CA; one brother, William Storm of Conroe, TX; numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen, WV.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 21, 2013 at the Trinity Episcopal Church, Moundsville, with The Rev. Bruce Bevans officiating.
Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions can be made to Trinity Episcopal Church or Liza’s Place.
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Mark & Gina Hedrick
7 years ago

Dear Cassie, Rich & Family,

We were saddened to hear of the loss of your father. Cherish all the fond memories! Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Jan Schultz
7 years ago

Dear Cassie, Rich and family,

Thinking about you and praying for all of you during the loss of your Dad.

I pray for consolation in your hearts and laughter in your souls as you cherish happy memories, moments with your Dad.

With Love,

Jan , Chuck Schultz and family

Marti Boyd Gotts
7 years ago

I was so sorry to hear of John’s passing; I will always carry fond memories of him in my heart.

My condolences to Mary Ann and the family.

Jane Criswell Rickman
7 years ago

No one could ever realize the importance John had with our family. He and Mary Ann were not only our parents best friends but John took my mom on trips with he and Mary Ann and never thought anything of it. He was such a wonderful person. Love and prayers to MaryAnn, Cassie, Barb, Pat and families.

Marty and Sally Strganac
7 years ago

Our sincere condolences to the family.

Paul Cochrane
7 years ago

Sincere Sympathy

Chenoa Miller
7 years ago

So sorry to hear about John. He was a good and kindhearted man and I will miss him. Church won’t be the same without him. Sorry I can not attend the services but I will be at my daughter’s house in Texas, leaving today. Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

W.R. Poland
7 years ago

Uncle John…a “Good Man”. This sounds so simply stated, but I think that perfectly describes Uncle John. So what does it mean to be a “Good Man”. Some of the words that I would use would be: Honest, Kind, Respectful, Smart, Wise, Loving, Giving. I knew Uncle John as a man of few words, but he was not defined by his words, but rather by his actions. Uncle John leaves behind a better world, simply because he leaves behind a better family and community because of his leadership by example. A “Good Man”…Uncle John P Storm. Rest in Peace.