Larry M. DeGasperis

January 9, 1922 - December 11, 2008

01/09/1922 - 12/11/2008

Past Services

Sunday December 14, 2008
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-0330 | Directions
Monday December 15, 2008
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
Monday December 15, 2008
10:00 am
St. Joseph Cathedral
13th and Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-233-4121 | Directions

DeGASPERIS, Loreto M. “Larry D.”, 86, of Wheeling, died Thursday, December 11, 2008 in Bishop Joseph H. Hodges Continuous Care Center, Wheeling.

Larry was born January 9, 1922 in Sora, Italy, a son of the late Vincenzo and Grazia Rontondi DeGasperis.

He was retired from Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel, Benwood Plant; former owner/operator of Larry’s Sundown Club, Wheeling; a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, receiving the Purple Heart; a member of the former Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Wheeling; and former member of the American Legion, Post No. 46, Benwood; the Cave Club; the West Virginia Snakes Club, Wheeling; the Sons of Italy, Bellaire and the Vets Club, Warwood.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Delfina C. DeGasperis in 2006; two sons, Larry and Robert DeGasperis; and a brother, Dominic, DeGasperis

Larry is survived by his three sons, Ronald M. DeGasperis and his wife, Marlene of Wheeling, Michael A. DeGasperis and his wife, Lynn of Martins Ferry, Ohio and Mario V. DeGasperi and his wife, Patricia of Los Angeles, Calif.; two daughters, Denine M. Moses and her husband, Gary of Wheeling and Gina L. Barnes and her husband, Richard of Ventura, Calif.; a brother, Armando DeGasperis of Baltimore, Md.; two sisters, Orlanda Paolucci of Baltimore, Md. and Sparanza Barr of Martins Ferry; two daughters-in-law, Patty DeGasperis of Elm Grove and Vasana DeGasperis of Denver, Colo.; 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 2-8 pm, Sunday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 6:30 pm.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am, Monday, December 15, 2008 at St. Joseph Cathedral, Wheeling, with the Very Rev. Kevin Quirk as celebrant. Entombment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum, Wheeling, with full military honors provided by the Moundsville Veterans Honor Guard.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center, 125 18th Street, Wheeling, WV 26003.

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Mrs. Sandi Watkins
8 years ago

Dear Family of Larry DeGasperis,

I want to express my sincere sympathy for the loss of your loved one. You can be assured that comfort and encouragement can be found in the Bible. At Revelations 21: 4 you can read of a time when pain and suffering will be no more. What a wonderful hope. Please take care of yourselves.


susie bentz fadoul
8 years ago

Dear Ronnie, MIchael, Mario, Denine and Gina,

I was very sorry to hear about your father. He was a kind and pleasant person. He had been a very good friend of my fathers. Always know that your father will be with you in your hearts.

God Bless,

Susie Bentz Fadoul

Nancy Casalena
8 years ago

Dear Ronnie, Michael, Mario, Denine, and Gina,

May the good memories of your father forever keep him alive in your hearts. I know Uncle Larry will be missed. With Deepest Sympathy.

Nancy and Len Casalena

Michael Queer
8 years ago

Denine and family…My thoughts and prayers are with each of you in this time of grief. Any loss of a family member is so tough on us, and when it is a parent there are just no words to convey our deep feelings of sorrow.

8 years ago

Denine, Gina, Mario, Michael and Ronnie.

So sorry to hear about your dad.

We had a lot of fun, living next door to you guys. There are a lot of good memories. God bless all of you.

Michael Beaver
8 years ago

Gina, Mario and Family:

I am so sorry to read of the passing of your Father. I want you to know that even though I cannot be there, that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mike Beaver

CCHS ’77

Barbara Lucas
8 years ago

I was sorry to read that Larry had passed. We owned a pizza shop near Larrys home and he would get his pizza at least once aweek. When he came in he always had time to chat and we enjoyed hearing his stories. I am sorry for your loss your father was a kind man.

Bonnie Lash
8 years ago

Ronnie, Michael, Mario, Denine, Gina and Families.

Sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. What a sweet, handsome man. Lots of great memories. Love and Prayers.

Joe and Becky Erbacher
8 years ago

To the DeGasperis Family, We were sorry to read of the passing of your father – there are no words to comfort you at this time. Please know that you are all in our hearts and prayers.

Joe and Becky Nixon Erbacher

Wheeling WV

Beau & Candy Catalano
8 years ago

We’re so sorry to hear of the loss of your Father. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time.

Beau & Candy Catalano