Marie Ann Gavin

August 29, 1908 - October 10, 2011

08/29/1908 - 10/10/2011

Past Services

Thursday October 13, 2011
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-0330 | Directions
Thursday October 13, 2011
10:00 am
St. Michael Catholic Church - Wheeling
1225 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
242-1560 | Directions
Thursday October 13, 2011
11:30 am
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003

GAVIN, Marie A. Storch, 103, a lifelong resident of Wheeling, W.VA., passed away on Monday October 10, 2011 following a brief stay at the Willows Nursing Center in Parkersburg, W.VA.

Marie was born in Wheeling on August 29, 1908, the daughter of the late Fred and Josephine Sitzman Storch. She was a Catholic by faith and a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church in Wheeling. Marie graduated from the Saint Alphonsus Business Academy in 1924. Marie was retired from Famous Supply in Wheeling, where she worked for many years as secretary, bookkeeper, and office manager.

In addition to her parents, Marie was preceded in death by her loving husband of 64 years, William “Patsy” Gavin in 1993; five brothers, Bill, Lou, John, Herman Storch of Wheeling and Joseph Storch of Wheaton, IL ; two sisters, Bertha Storch Mackin and ClaraStorch Pappert of Wheeling; and a grandson, Andrew Gavin.

Marie is survived by her son Bill Gavin and his wife Mary of Vienna, W.Va. and their son David.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Michaels Catholic Church, Wheeling, at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday October 13, 2011 with Rev. Jeremiah McSweeney officiating. Committal services for Marie will be held immediately following mass at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling. At Marie’s request, there will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Catholic Charities of West Virginia, 2000 Main St. Wheeling, W.Va. 26003

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Gary R. Gould
8 years ago

Dear Bill and Mary,

Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you at this difficult time.

All our best,

Gary and Jo Ann Gould

Rhonda Poling
8 years ago

Dear Bill and Mary, please accept our sympathies for the loss of your mother. We are so sorry to learn of her passing. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Rhonda Poling

Carolyn Fortney-Davis
8 years ago

Dear Bill,

I am so sorry for your loss. Although I had not seen her for a very long time, I always remember your Mom as a very kind lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.