Joseph E. Moskitis, a lifelong resident of Wheeling, Joe passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, after a long bout with cancer. He would have turned 81 on Oct. 26th.
After service in the U.S. Army in the European Theatre in World War II, Joe joined the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America and remained a loyal union member for over 50 years. He was more than an expert tradesman, he was a true craftsman who specialized in custom kitchen remodeling for many of the area’s most prominent citizens. Joe also believed strongly in service to the community as well.
He was a life-long member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Elm Grove and a long-time member of the Elm Grove Lions Club and he was also a member of the Moundsville Country Club.
Joe’s enduring work ethic and dedicated Christian lifestyle will continue to be celebrated by his wife of 60 years, Anna Wysolowski Moskitis; three sons, Robert A. Moskitis of Wiakloa, Hawaii, Thomas L. Moskitis and his wife Janet of Clifton, Virginia and Joseph D. Moskitis of Wheeling; a daughter, Marcella M. Moskitis-Dove and her husband, Rob of Cooper, Texas; a brother, Robert Anthony ”Tony” Moskitis and his wife, Mary of San Diego, California; a sister, Helen Moskitis-Bronchik and her husband, Jim of Bellaire, Ohio; five grandchildren, Dan and Matt Moskitis of Clifton, Virginia and Tom, Terri and Tracey Dove of Cooper, Texas.
Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, with vigil services Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Elm Grove, Wheeling. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Elm Grove, with the Rev. James LaCrosse, S.M. as celebrant. Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 98 East Cove Ave., Wheeling, WV 26003.