Leonard M. Subasic

February 14, 1927 - May 24, 2001

02/14/1927 - 05/24/2001

Past Services

Sunday May 27, 2001
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Monday May 28, 2001
10:00 am
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-2426 Be | Directions
Monday May 28, 2001
10:00 am
St. Vincent dePaul Church
2244 Marshall Ave.
Wheeling, WV 26003

Leonard M. Subasic, 74 of Elm Grove, died Thursday May 24, 2001 at Wheeling Hospital.

Leonard was born February 14, 1927 in Benwood, son of the late Michael and Mary Muhart Subasic.

He was a retired foreman at C & P Telephone Company with 30 years of service, a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, President of the Oglebay Woodcarvers Association, a member of the Blake Brothers American Legion Post #46 in Benwood, a member of the Croation Club and Orchestra in Benwood, and was an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict, 28th Recon and Infantry Division. Leonard also enjoyed listening to music, and was known as one of the top woodcarvers in Wheeling area.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and Wilbert Subasic.

Surviving are his wife Virginia Yankovich Subasic, whom he married November 29, 1952 at St. Johns Catholic Church in Benwood; three daughters, Deborah O’Shaughnessy and her husband Tim of St. Louis, MO, Susan Gaudio and her husband Derek of Orlando, FL, and Donna Kalany of Wheeling; a sister, Mildred Rakovicky of Bridgeport, OH; six grandchildren, Tim and Shawn O’Shaughnessy, Vinny and Olivia Gaudio, and Kirstie and Billy Kalany; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Sunday May 27, 2001 from 12 noon until 9 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger Street, Elm Grove. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Monday May 28, 2001 at 10 am at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with the Rev. H. Joseph Wilhelm S.M. as celebrant. Entombment will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Building Fund, 2244 Marshall Street, Wheeling, 26003

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Joe Young
8 years ago

Dear Debbie and Tim sorry I could not be there for your demise may God be with your Father. Take care and prayers are with all of you and your Family


Tracy & Paula. Pritchard
8 years ago

Dear Mrs. Subasic & Family:

We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Subasic’s passing. Please accept our condolences and you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Peter L. Cuffaro
8 years ago

Mrs. Subasic; Debbie; Suzie; and Donna:

Sorry I could not make it to the funeral home.

Did want you to know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Leonard will be sadly missed but never forgotten.

Best Leonard story I have. One Christmas season my cousin Frank Figaretti was living in North Wheeling and needed a Christmas tree. Suzie said Leonard wanted a pine tree cut down in his back yard and Frank could cut one down from the back yard to utilize as a Christmas tree.

Frank enlisted my help and we went out to the Subasic’s after dark.

Leonard told us to go out back and cut a tree down. We asked “Where?” and he said “Out back.” We asked “Where out back?” and he told us, “I told you out back. Now if you want a tree go out back and cut it down, because I’m not cuttin’ it down for you.” It was cold out too! Mind you, it was dark out.

Of course, Frank picks out the biggest tree out back.

The tree was so huge, we had to put it on the roof of the car and tie it down by running a rope through the car door windows and over the roof of the car.

Next day, Leonard’s neighbor called Leonard and tells him to be on the lookout due to the Christmas Holiday Season because some kids cut a tree out of his the neighbor’s yard over night!!!

Leonard told us to stay out of his neighborhood for a while just in case someone recognized Frank’s car!!! I think he set us up to keep us out of the neighborhood!!!

With deepest sympathy,