Leo D. Bartsch, Sr.

June 25, 1931 - December 23, 2011

06/25/1931 - 12/23/2011

Past Services

Tuesday December 27, 2011
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Wednesday December 28, 2011
11:00 am
St. Vincent dePaul Church
2244 Marshall Ave.
Wheeling, WV 26003
Wednesday December 28, 2011
1:00 pm
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003

Bartsch Sr., Leo D, 80 of Wheeling passed away Friday, December 23rd. He was born June 25, 1931 to the late Herman Sr. and Adelaide Duffy Bartsch in Wheeling WV. He attended Wheeling Central High School. Leo was preceded in death by his brothers, Herman, Tom, Jim and his sister Mary Ellen Bartsch Macklin.
Leo was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Elm Grove, a veteran of the Korean War where he served as a sergeant in the US Army, and was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local #33 since 1953.
Leo was loved and will be remembered for his great sense of humor which touched the lives of many. He is survived by his loving wife of over 60 years, Mary Anne Shepard Bartsch, sons; Dave Bartsch Helen of St Clairsville OH, John Bartsch and Leo Bartsch Jr. Michelle, daughters; Rita Herndon Greg, Terri Cook Dave, Patty Zandron Ron all of Wheeling and Beth Landberg Bob of Reynoldsburg OH. Leo was the Grandfather to 18 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his loving brothers, Louis of Wheeling and Jerry Marilyn of Columbus, Georgia.
There will be no visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Vincent Catholic Church on Wednesday, December 28th at 11 AM with the Rev. John Gallagher as celebrant, with interment at Mount Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the charity of your choice.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyers.com.

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Robin Bragg
8 years ago

“When he shall die, take him and cut him into little stars…..and he will make the face of Heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun”……. William Shakespeare

Julie and Scott Fogle
8 years ago

At a very sad time like this, it’s hard to know what to say or what to do. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Fran and Jeff Jarrett
8 years ago

Dave and family – so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts.

8 years ago

Dear Aunt Mary Ann and Family,

You and the family are in our prayers… Uncle Leo was loved.

God Bless,

Cousin K

Sylvia McNeil
8 years ago

Dear Mary Ann and Family

To let you know so many thoughts and prayers are with you and your beautiful family 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!” So very sorry for your loss Sincerely, Sylvia McNeil

Cathy and Charlie Savage
8 years ago

I am truly so sorry for what all of you are going through right now. I didn’t know Leo very well but I know he was one terrific dad. He helped raise such great kids. Each and everyone always have such a big smile on their face and are so caring and kind. And, that’s the way I will remember Leo.

Beth Ritchie Seid
8 years ago

I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband and father. Having grown up with Patty and living up the street I have many memories of him and in ALL of them he was always telling jokes and making people laugh. As I got older and I’d see him in the neighborhood on visits home I would always say to him “remember when I was little and you would be joking around with me and I couldn’t tell if you were serious or not so I’d just start crying?” and we would LAUGH. But as I got older I started to get him and got better at figuring it out. That still makes me laugh till this day. As you may know my dad passed away on Dec.24,09 and was also buried on Dec.28. Having known your family my entire life it feels special to me. Your family has always been special to me each in your own way. That being said I feel your pain having lost a husband and father on Christmas. You are all in my thoughts as you move through this difficult time.

Love to you all, Beth Ritchie Seid

Bill Yurisko
8 years ago

John and family members , know that he will be missed but always there in all you do. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.

Ron Pavilack
8 years ago

John, TeriDave, and Beth,

I am sorry to hear about your dad. During our softball years, I remember seeing and talking to Leo during all of our softball games. He was a great guy and family person. I am sure he will be missed by his family and friends.

Your friend, Ron Pavilack

Bob Green
8 years ago

Leo I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad.

Rich and Cec Maltese
8 years ago

Mary Ann and family

Sorry to hear about Leo. Saw you in church Christmas Eve and did not know, or we would have offered our condolence. Leo was always ready with a joke and a smile. Please know we will keep you in our prayers as you cope with Leo’s passing.

Denny Stephan
8 years ago

Mary Ann and John

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Denny Stephan

8 years ago

Mary Ann, John, Terri, and family. Chuck and I are so deeply sorry for your loss. May our Lord comfort you at this difficult time.

Patty Roy
8 years ago

Mary Ann. my sincere sympathy goes out to you and to your large and beautiful family. I am sorry I did not know Leo well, other than waving merrily to him when he’d pick you up after morning Mass years ago, after you had walked jauntily down to church like an athelete, or seeing the two of you sitting inobtrusively toward the back of church at various evening services, e.g. Stations of the Cross, etc. I met you, Mary Ann, when we were both of an older age and, in all the years I knew you, e.g. at morning Mass, I grew to admire your humble and quiet dignity and devotion, like a Rock. I am sure you were a wonderful and devoted wife and mother. I did not know, until the obituary, that you and Leo had raised such a marvelous household of kids. I knew of your many years of outstanding volunteer work at Wheeling Hospital. I knew of your devotion to the Church and your personal piety and, yes, saintliness. Please know that Maureen and I send our thoughts and heartfelt condolences at this time of parting. With the strength of your lifelong faith, you will carry on, as God wills, and continue to be a beacon of humility and good common sense to all who come in contact with you. How fortunate was the much-beloved Leo to have you as his selfless helpmate to travel through life with. Today, at his funeral Mass, Leo’s mourners filled that church; they were honestly sympathetic people who loved him. Many so-called “dignitaries” could not boast of such funeral tribute, coming from the hearts of all present. And you arranged no additional eulogy, save for Fr. Raju’s eloquent one. In your self-effacing, understated way, you needed no teary-eyed, long-winded eulogies to praise your good husband. The Holy Mass well sufficed – and the presence of so much love among so many in that Church today was silent confirmation of the great man who has gone to his earned reward. Congratulations,Mary Ann, on setting the bar high for marriage and family values in this confused world.

Jerry, Marilyn, & Melissa Bartsch
8 years ago

Mary Anne and family,

Each of you are on our minds and in our hearts during this saddest of times and always. Love and prayers,

Wendy Miller
8 years ago

My prayers are with you. Mr. Bartsch touched my heart with his humor and kindness. Much love.

jeff spradling
8 years ago

My sincere condolence’s Mary Ann and to the whole Bartsch family.I was so glad to see Leo at the christmas party. I think of him often and of the times we had. He was a good man and he loved his family. He will be missed!

Jennifer Riser
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are withyou at this difficult time. He will be missed–he always made us laugh:

Rick & Denise Mull
8 years ago

Patty & Ron: So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family

Jean Ann Loth Wear
8 years ago

Patty and Ron, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. It is never easy to say goodbye to a close family member. Hang on to your loving memories of the wonderful times and all that you shared in this life with your dad. Jean Ann

Jacqueline Haloszka
8 years ago

Rita & Beth,

I’m sorry about your father’s passing. I know how hard this is for you and your families, but my thoughts are with you.


Debi Craze
8 years ago

Rita, John & all

God Bless you & give you comfort. I have such wonderful childhood memories of your family & your dad’s great sense of humor. I know your memories will give you great joy & see you through your sorrow.

Jeff, Sherri, Brian & Matt Bartsch
8 years ago

There is no one with a sense of humor as great as Uncle Leo’s. It will be missed. All our love and prayers to the family.

Rod & Denise Miller and Cindy Foose
8 years ago

We are sorry to hear about your loss.

you have our deepest sympathies. We are making a donation to a family in Fredricktown, Ohio who lost their son and daughter in a tragic car accident. This donation to the family will be in honor of Leo.

Rod Miller

Denise Miller

Cindy Foose

Bette & Steve
8 years ago

What a guy! Always willing to give his time and energy. Always ready with a joke. Always proud of his family. Always missed. RIP Uncle Leo.

8 years ago

Where shall I begin: I love Uncle Leo. He was special. So upbeat and fun to be around. I will always cherish my times spent at your home on Christmas mornings – you and Uncle Leo were each other’s best friend. I share with you the loss and please know my thoughts are with all of you. Love, Nancy

Joan Loth Purdy
8 years ago

Your family is in my thoughts. Your dad always made me smile and included me like family. I cherish those memories of getting to be part of a large and loving family. I pray God will give you His peace in abundance knowing the hope we have in Christ.