Stephen E. Hannig

February 1, 1952 - July 20, 2002

02/01/1952 - 07/20/2002

Past Services

Monday July 22, 2002
Private Interment at convenience of the family

Tuesday July 23, 2002
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Wednesday July 24, 2002
10:00 am
St. Michael Catholic Church
1225 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
242-1560 | Directions
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Stephen E. Hannig, 50 of Wheeling, WV, died Saturday, July 20, 2002, in St. Clair Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.

He was born Feb. 1, 1952 in Wheeling, the son of Anna Pappa Hannig and the late Adolph R. Hannig.

He was executive vice president of Wesbanco and a member of the Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church in Wheeling. He was assistant secretary of the board at Wesbanco and a member of the WV Bankers Association.

He graduated from Wheeling Central High School, where he was one of the first West Virginia High School Hall of Fame soccer members. He graduated from Wheeling Jesuit College where he was on the rugby team and was voted Alumni of the Year.

He was executive director of the J.B. Chambers Memorial; he was on the board of the J.B. Chambers YMCA; a former chairman of the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center; a board member of the Youth Services System; he served on the board of West Virginia Northern Community Colege; a former board member of the Wheeling Heart Association. He was a member of the Wheeling Kiwanis Club and a member of the Fort Henry Club.

He was chairman of OVAC Girls Soccer. He was co-founder of the Wheeling Soccer Club, and the Kiddy Kick Soccer Program for children ages four and five; he was a hockey and soccer coach and a soccer referee and he was an office official for the Wheeling Nailers. He was instrumental in the development of the I-470 baseball fields and the J.B. Chambers Memorial Soccer Field.

He was a devoted husband, son, father, brother, and friend. He was dedicated to the youth of the Ohio Valley, and will be sadly missed by all those who knew him.

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his mother-in-law Mary Lee Brill. Surviving are his wife, Kathleen M. Brill Hannig; a son, T.J. Hannig and his wife, Lindsey of Pittsburgh; a daughter, Mary Beth Hannig of Wheeling; a sister, Sister Carol A. Hannig, S.S.J. of Wheeling; a brother, John A. Hannig and his wife, Christine of Wheeling; his father-in-law, Errol E. Brill of Barnesville, Ohio; five nieces, a nephew, two great-nieces and a great nephew.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-9 pm Tuesday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Elm Grove, Wheeling. Funeral service wil be held at 10:00am Wednesday, July 24,, 2002 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling, with the Rev. Dr. George Kurtz and the Rev. Walter Buckius, S.J. officiating. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wheeling Soccer Club, 900 Riley Bldg., Whg., WV 26003

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Stephen Hardy
8 years ago

Dear Cathy, Marybeth, & T.J.,

I am so sorry for your loss. I am even more sorry that I was not there this past week with you all. I only met your husband and father a few times but I knew he was a very special person with a lot of love in his heart. You are all now part of my family and I will always be there for anything that you need. So please, if you need anything, let me know.

Love, the soon to be husband of Michelle, Steve

Carole Neiberg
8 years ago

Dear Hanning’s,

I am very sorry to hear about the death of Steve. Adam forward this information to me. Jason and I were at the beach. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. It was a big shock to all of us. I will always remember Steve and all the great soccer times we had together.

Blessings to you,

Carole Neiberg

Kathie Woodward McCluskey
8 years ago

Dear Kathy and family,

It is with heavy heart that I write and tell you how sorry I was to hear of your husband’s passing. My Mom, Jean Woodward, called with the news today. I’m truly sorry that our first contact in many years is under such sad circumstances. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. May God hold you in his hand.

With love, The McCluskey Family

Dave, Kathie, Jacklyn, Amy and Megan

Nancy Kasanicky
8 years ago

Dear Kathy, T.J. & Mary Beth,

My family and I were shocked and saddened to hear of Steve’s death. I know it is a terrible loss to you and your family. Wheeling has suffered a great loss also. I remember how helpful and kind he was to me and my family when Kas died and will always be grateful for his understanding and caring. He was a fair and kind person and contributed greatly to the youth of Wheeling. We have such fond memories of our “Eagles” and the great trips to watch them play soccer. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jan & Michael O'Kane
8 years ago

Dear Kathy, TJ and Mary Beth:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Michael knew Steve as a classmate from Central, and I worked with him for many years at the bank.

We know he will be greatly missed.

As Always,

Jan & Michael O’Kane

Holly Baker
8 years ago

Dearest Aunt Kathy, T.J., and Mary Beth Lindsey and Todd too – I do not even know the words to express the sadness that I feel right now. But I can tell you how proud I am to have had Steve as an Uncle and that Jay and Joshua were honored to have the opportunity to participate in his services. Uncle Steve was such an integral part of all of our lives; however, as Joshua said…."He will always be in our hearts." We love you!The Baker Clan -Holly, Jay, Joshua, Emily and Hannah

Bill Stahnke
8 years ago

Even Though I Have Only Been

Employed with Wesbanco for 4

Months and Did Not Know Steve,

There Will Be Something Missing

in the Local Community from

Easter Seals to the Youth of

the Ohio Valley.

Kermit Cook
8 years ago

Hannig family,

My prayers are with you in this difficult time. I am shocked and devastated to hear of the loss. Please accept my condolences and let me know if there is absolutely anything I can do to help.



Eileen Boyce
8 years ago

I am so sorry and shocked to hear of your loss. He was a great helpful man. My prayers are with you.

Mike Chedester
8 years ago

I have many fond memories of Steve thru our years shared at WAHA. Always a true sportsman, gentleman and a friend that will be missed.

George E. McLaughlin
8 years ago

I shocked and saddened to learn of Steve’s death. He was a great asset to the Wheeling community. I send my sincere sympathy to all of his family.

George McLaughlin

Richard N. Dick Dixon
8 years ago

I was so sad to hear about the death of Steve Hannig. His brother, John, has been my accountant for decades. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. I’m sure he’ll be missed. But I’m sure his spirit will remain. As the the poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote:

Life is real! Life is earnest!

And the grave is not its goal;

Dust thou art, to dust returneth,

Was not spoken of the soul.

Anthony James
8 years ago

I would like to send my deepest condolences to the Hannig family. I am deeply saddened by this especially since we spoke a few months ago in lentght at T.J’s soccer game at the Wheeling Island. It was the last time I would see him alive. I am glad that we were able to talk in lenght as we always did. I wish Mrs. Hanning T.J and Mary Beth all the best in the future and I want you all to know that my thougths and prays are with you all.

Faye Marcum
8 years ago


I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Steve was a wonderful person & I will always remember the times we shared while we lived in Wheeling. My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family.

Allan, Andrea, Danae & Chris Johns
8 years ago

Mrs. Hannig, T.J. & Mary Beth,

We were so sad to hear of the sudden passing of Mr.Hannig. I remember him as always being so pleasant and unassuming. I know he’s done amazing things for the youth in the city of Wheeling but I think he was proudest of Mary Beth and T.J. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


The Johns Family

Chris Zumbrunnen
8 years ago

Steve was a GOOD Man I share in Your Loss, My God be with You


Terry Weinell
8 years ago

To the Hannig family:

I knew Steve from work and was one of the salespeople that called on him in the past year. I want to extend my deepest sympathy because of your truly unexpected loss. Even though I only knew Steve a short time, he was one of the most professional people I knew. He was truly a gentleman and I admired and respected him.

I hope your faith in God will get you through these hard times, may God be with you always.

Terry Weinell

The Swensons
8 years ago

You don’t really know us, but Mr. Hannig touched our family’s lives by being our son, Matthew’s, soccer coach 2 years ago. Matthew is smaller than his peers, red-headed and freckled, but Mr. Hannig made him feel 6-feet tall with all of his wonderful encouragement. We were deeply touched that he would take the time out of his busy schedule to work with young children when his own children were all grown up. We know God has a special place for Mr. Hannig because he took such good care of God’s little ones. May the Lord bless you and keep you and may His face shine upon you.