Julia Geraldine Vinall

October 31, 1907 - November 3, 2003

10/31/1907 - 11/03/2003

Past Services

Saturday November 08, 2003
4:00 pm
Altmeyer - McCoy Funeral Home
Wheeling, WV 26003

Vinall, Julia Geraldine Dittmar, 96, of America Av, Wheeling, passed away Monday Nov. 3, 2003 in Wheeling Hospital. Born in Wheeling, Oct. 31, 1907, daughter of the late Clarence and Ida Jefferson Dittmar, Julia was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, William Henry Vinall, sisters: Mildred, Caroline, Mary Emma and Marcella; two brothers: Robert and William Dittmar. Julia is survived by three sons: William Henry Vinall of Poquoson, VA, Sidney Alex Vinall of Boulder, CO, and Phillip Edward Vinall of Philadelphia, PA; five grandchildren: Julia Ruth, Christopher, Sylvia Ann, James and Winter; three great-grandchildren: Leah, Robert, and Kara. Julia was a homemaker and a strong believer in family values. She was a persuasive and influential force in the lives of her children, grandchildren, and those who knew her. She will be deeply missed. A memorial service will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, 1232 National Rd, at 4:00 pm Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003 with the Rev. Dr. Roger Smith officiating. Friends and family will gather at 32 America Av following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to The House of the Carpenter, or Christ United Methodist Church. Arrangements by the McCoy Funeral Home, 44 – 15th St., Wheeling, WV.

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George & June Babka
8 years ago

Condolences to the family of Julia from George and June Babka, long time friends of Julia and her husband. We and our family are greatly saddened by her passing.

Libby Messerly
8 years ago

I loved Julia and all the fun we had on America Ave==especially when all you nutty sons showed up!

I’m sorry for your loss.

Kathy Karras
8 years ago

Please accept my sympathy to your family upon Grandma Vinall’s passing. I have many fond memories of times shared with Grandma, and I’m sure she is greatly missed. If there is ever anything that I can do, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Stephen Rivlin
8 years ago

When I heard the news late Thursday night that my Aunt Julia had passed away it saddened me but it did not really hit me until late Friday night and then the tears started to flow.

Aunt Julia was an incredible lady with a great sense of humor and a cherished member of our family. She was a legend to me as she lived in the era of my late,dear grandparents Carl and Edith Trosch.

Everyone gathered at America Ave. for good times with friends and family and let us not forget Uncle Bill and the bubble gum man. I will never forget that talking bird as that was a big highlight of my visit’s to Aunt Julia’s and Uncle Bill’s house as a kid.

My heart felt sympathy goes out to the entire Vinall Family. Aunt Julia will never be forgotten.