Rudy Milonovich

December 15, 1920 - April 2, 2015

12/15/1920 - 04/02/2015

MILONOVICH, Rudy, 94, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital.
He was born December 15, 1920 in Wheeling, a son of the late Steve and Josephine Visnic Milonovich.
Rudy was a caring and devoted family man. He loved the outdoors. He camped at the Arlington Cabins in Little, W.Va. for 53 years. He enjoyed fishing, hiking, the sunshine, and good friends. Other hobbies included playing cards, reading, boating, playing horse shoes, and watching sports.
He was an avid bowler. He participated in activities with the state bowling association for close to 50 years. He bowled on teams that won state and double championships, and bowled on national television in 1965. Rudy was a member of both the Ohio and West Virginia Bowling Hall of Fame. In his early years, Rudy managed the Pythian Bowling Lanes and was a mentor to the Pin Boys.
Rudy proudly served his country in WWII, as a sergeant in the U.S. Army 775th AAF Base Unit, 145th Army Airways. He was a radio operator. He was also a chartered member of the Sistersville VFW.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ann of 61 years, his brother, Nick, his three sisters, Mary, Marcie, and Mildred, and niece, Lisa Milonovich.
Rudy is survived by his daughter, Mary Jo Tetrick of Wheeling; his son, Rudy Milonovich of Columbus, Ohio; his brother, Ted Sylvia Milonovich of Bridgeport, Ohio; his grandchildren, Doug Ross of Wheeling, Jason Missi Ross of Moundsville, W.Va., Shawn Tetrick of S.C., and Melissa Tetrick of Wheeling. Rudy had a special place in his heart for his great grandchildren, Rikki Jo, Madison, Mackenzie, Jason, and Gage. He was loved and admired by several nieces and nephews.
He was employed by Centre Foundry in Wheeling, Eagles Manufacturing in Wellsburg, W.Va., and retired from the Ormet Corporation in Hannibal, Ohio.
Friends are invited to celebrate Rudy’s life on Monday, April 6, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 12 pm at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Ukrainian Catholic Church in Wheeling with Rev. Jason Charron as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
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Jeff Koerber
8 years ago

I will hold very close to my heart all the wonder memories of Rudy, Annie and their family. I knew Rudy all 53 years he spent at camp and I have never known a finer gentleman. Rest in peace, you will be dearly missed.

Rita Dobrich
8 years ago

Mary Jo and Family,

Your parents were great neighbors to my parents for so many years. I’m so sorry for your loss. Keeping all in my prayers.

Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard
8 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Rudy Milonvich, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of….. US Army WW II Veteran, Rudy Milonovich, “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Cindy Stanley
8 years ago

Mr. Milonovich was a wonderful neighbor and will be greatly missed. I will miss seeing him pack up for his trips to his camp and seeing him sit on the front porch enjoying the sunshine with a cheerful hello. He was one of the best.

Kurt Koerber
8 years ago

Rest In Peace Rudy! You are going to be missed so much, esp from all of us at Camp! I am sure Annie was so Happy To See You! You Two were always the Best! Love and Prayers!

Terry and Patty Weekley
8 years ago

Rudy was a frequent visitor at our cabin watching the Pirate games with Terry and Jim/Bob. He will be missed by all of us.

Wanda Koerber
8 years ago

Rudy was a great guy, who will be sadly missed a Camp. Herman and I always admired Rudy, oh so many great memories! Rest in peace my friend.

Ted and Darlene Koerber
8 years ago

We are so sorry for your loss. We were hopping Rudy would be sitting on his porch this summer at camp. He will be truly missed and was such a wonderful man.

Rudy holds and will always hold the record for the most consecutive summers at Arlington Cabins. He will always be in our hearts and thoughts. Rudy and Annie together again and they will truly be missed.

Barb Paluch
8 years ago

your Mom and Dad always made it fun to bowl and to have party’s at church during my growing up years. God Bless them both now that they are reunited in God’s Heaven. Eternal Memories.