Joseph R. Noll

October 22, 1922 - July 17, 2008

10/22/1922 - 07/17/2008

Past Services

Sunday July 20, 2008
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-0330 | Directions
Monday July 21, 2008
11:00 am
St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
2111 Market Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304 232-4353 | Directions

NOLL, Joseph R., 85, of Mozart, Wheeling WV, died Thursday, July 17, 2008 at Bishop Hodges Continuous Care Center, Wheeling. Born in Wheeling on October 22, 1922, Joe was the son of the late Edwin H. and Catherine Callan Noll. He was the former Chief of Police for the City of Wheeling, a lifelong member of St.Alphonsus Catholic Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus Carroll Council 504,
Wheeling Elks, Past President of the Cave Club, a member of the Governors Committee on Crime and Delinquency, Past President of the Fraternal Order of Police, and served as the Director of Security for the WV Racing Commission. Joe was a First Sgt. in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Irene C. Lisak Noll in 1989 and one brother, Thomas Noll in 1998. Surviving are one son, Edwin F. Noll and his wife Judy of Wheeling; one daughter, Deborah Rettig and her husband Bill of Wheeling; one sister, Anna June Noll of Wheeling; two grandchildren, Joseph Noll and his wife Wendy of Grafton WV, and Jennifer Todd and her husband Greg of Richmond VA; four great grandchildren, Jocelyn Jellison of Blairsville PA, Madelyn, Charlotte, and Catherine Todd of Richmond VA; four step grandchildren, Dr. Bill Rettig and his wife Barb of Centerville OH, Dr. Deborah McKee and her husband Dave of Rolla, Missouri, Todd Hager of Bridgeport OH, and Jenna Hager of Wheeling; six step great grandchildren, Brittney Rettig of Austin TX, Jacob, Connor, and Madison Rettig of Centerville OH, Emma and Anne McKee of Rolla, Missouri; numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street Wheeling, WV on Sunday, July 20, 2008 from Noon to 7 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11 am at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Wheeling. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Lazarus House, 95 E. 11th St. Wheeling WV 26003. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Sylvia L McNeil
8 years ago

Dear Ed and Family–To let you know many thoughts and prayers are with you and yours–Take care –Keep the faith and May God Bless you with His Peace and Love–“When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure !”–Sincerely, Sylvia and Dan McNeil–aka Sylvia L Markwas-Walter

Marlene Bramble
8 years ago

I’m sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Your lucky you had him in your life for so long and now….have wonderful memories.

You were a good son and was always there for him.

God bless Joe Noll!

Linda Leinweber Melko
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Joe and Irene were such special friends to my parents, sister, and I and I will forever cherish their memories. God bless now and always.

Linda Leinweber Melko

John Norman
8 years ago

So sorry for your loss

A truly great man who will be

missed by all who knew him.


bruce f.poe
8 years ago

Sorry Ed, to have heard of your Dad’s passing. I missed it in the paper- I went to the chrch to give you our sympathies, but missed you.

please, know we are very sorry.

Bruce & Sally Poe

Ed Sacco
8 years ago

Thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Lucinda Curitti
8 years ago

To the family and loved ones of Uncle Joe,I extend my deepest sympathy for your loss. I know only too well the painful void you all now are experiencing in your lives. Know that your father/grandfather will always be with all of you. God Bless you in your time of grief and loss.