KNOLLINGER, Richard Wagner, 84, of Wheeling, died Friday, September 26, 2008 in the H.J. Heinz Progressive Care Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Richard was born September 16, 1924 in Wheeling, a son of the late William and Minnie Wagner Knollinger. He was retired from the Middle Creek Garage, with 34 years of service; a U.S. Army World War II veteran and recipient of 3 Purple Hearts; member of the American Legion, Post No. 1, Wheeling; the Military Order of Purple Heart, Chapter 709, Wheeling; and the Disabled American Veterans.
In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by six brothers, William, Louis, Robert, Paul, Woodrow “Woody” and Jack Knollinger; and three sisters, Marie Smoyer, Vera Knollinger and Gene B. Clark.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews; and longtime friend for 48 years, David Jones of Wheeling.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 1 pm, Saturday, October 4, 2008 at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 141 Kruger Street, Wheeling, with the Rev. R. Paul Schafer officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.
Memorial contributions may be made to Military Order of Purple Heart, Chapter 709, c/o David Schoenian, 1007 Wheeling Avenue, Glen Dale, WV 26038.