Stephen R. Miklas

May 2, 1941 - July 7, 2008

05/02/1941 - 07/07/2008

Past Services

Visitation
Thursday July 10, 2008
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-0330 | Directions
Cemetery
Friday July 11, 2008
Greenwood Cemetery-Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-0330 | Directions
Service
Friday July 11, 2008
10:00 am
St. Joseph Cathedral
13th and Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-233-4121 | Directions
Visitation
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-0330 | Directions

MIKLAS, Sr., STEPHEN R. “Mick”, 67, of Wheeling, WV, died Monday, July 7, 2008 at Wheeling Hospital. Born in Wheeling, WV, on May 2, 1941. Mick was the son of the late Stephen F. and Margaret Miklas.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Judy Zelkowski and Mary Jane Rotriga.
He was the owner/operator of Miklas Meat Market, Wheeling; a member of St. Joseph Cathedral, Oglebay Golf Club and the Meat Cutters Union, Local 590.
Mick is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Nancy J. Koch Miklas; a daughter Debbie J. Semple Joe of Paden City, WV; two sons, Stephen R. Miklas, Jr. Lori of Delaware, OH, Michael C. Miklas Fermina of Pheonix, AZ; a sister, Sharon Kuropatwa Don of Charlotte, NC, a brother, Jerry Miklas Joyce of Wheeling; 5 Grandchildren, Angie, Joseph, Nathaniel, Jesse, and Emily; several nieces, nephews and Golf buddies.
Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 pm, Thursday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling where a vigil service will be held at 3:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am Friday, July 11, 2008 at St. Joseph Cathedral with the Very Rev. Kevin Quirk, as celebrant.
Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Cathedral, Wheeling.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at altmeyer.com.

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Darla Kobasko
8 years ago

Aunt Nancy, Debbie, Steve and Mike, We are very sad to hear of Uncle Dick’s passing. I have many great childhood memories of the entire Miklas clan getting together at Holiday & Wedding times and all the laughs, joking and fun had by all the adults and the many Miklas grandchildren. Uncle Dick will be missed by many, he truly was one in a million. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you all.

Sylvia McNeil
8 years ago

Dear Nancy and Family–To let you know so many thoughts and prayers are with you and yours–Take care –Keep the faith–and May God Bless you with His Peace and Love–“When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure!”–Sincerely, Sylvia McNeil

Karrie, Phil, & Braxton
8 years ago

Debbie and Family

So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

The Herrick’s

Sue Riffle
8 years ago

Debbie..I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know your dad well, but I do know that he has a great daughter and family. Sorry that we don’t keep in close touch as we used to, but you are in my thoughts.

Judie Artzberger
8 years ago

I am so sorry to hear of Mick’s death. I only knew him from being a customer of his wonderful Miklas Meat Market on Carmel Road. I have lived in GA for three years – but was a Wheeling resident all my life. Raising 4 children in Wheeling, we were, at one time, good customers – and I still miss the Miklas ham salad. Mick was always friendly to deal with I and we appreciated his honesty and the quality of his service.

Polly Sonny Boy Restaurant
8 years ago

I am so sorry. We at the Sonny Boy

will miss the chats and smiles from

both of you. Good wishes and prayers are with you always.

Polly

Stacie Dutton
8 years ago

I really do not know where to begin!!!! Uncle Dick was my God Father and I have sooooo many memories of him. Like when I had my 1st Holy Communion and Uncle Dick & Aunt Nancy gave me a stuffed “Smurf” doll!!!! I remember spending time at the meat store when we were kids. Every Christmas the family would gather at Aunt Nancy & Uncle Dick’s house and it was always a “BLAST”!!!! These are the times that I will treasure & I will never forget!! His laugh & smile is expressions that I will always have in my mind!!!! When we were kids he would stop by every Christmas morning. One year he went home with “Sneakers” later known as “Bubby” the dog!!! Also, the year “Princess” his German Sheppard got on the counter & ate the turkey or ham, one holiday! My High School Graduation party was another very fun time that the whole family shared together!! And sooooo many more GREAT memories from all the weddings we all are close in our hearts and know matter how many days we are apart we will all come together one day to party again in HEAVEN!!! I WILL ALWAYS LOVE UNCLE DICK!!!!!!

Tammy Dawson Dennis
8 years ago

I will always remember MickâÄôs smile. He was always smiling or laughing, whether at the beach, many years ago or whenever I would see him through the years. Mick and Nancy have both been great friends to my Mom and Dad for a very long time. He will be deeply missed. Nancy, Debbie, Steve & Michael my thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Nicholle Dixon
8 years ago

I’m so sorry to hear about your Father. I will be praying for you and your family.

Stephanie
8 years ago

Love and prayers are sent your way Aunt Nancy and to my cousins as well.I have so many wonderful memories of Uncle Dick at the times we used to gather.From the time Grandma was alive till my mom past.I will miss him.But remember we are still family.

Bruce Lunau
8 years ago

Mick was such a huge help to my family and my Father Charlesin the Hospital. I will never forget his kindness. God Bless you and your family.

Bruce Lunau son of Charles and Dorothy Lunau

Judy & Rich Pasden
8 years ago

Nancy and family: We are so sorry to hear about Mick. We knew the minute we moved onto Kettler Avenue what a good guy he was. He has always been a favorite of ours and we will sure miss seeing him at the Meat Market. So sorry for your loss.

Leigh Rumsey
8 years ago

Nancy, I am so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. I have not lived in the valley in years but I still to this day tell of your husband’s market and how great he was to us when we hung out there as kids while our parent’s shopped or stopped by to talk. Your family is in my prayers.

Leigh VosvickRumsey

Paul Hupp
8 years ago

Nancy, Steve, Mikey, & Debbie, I am so sorry to hear of “Mic” passing. He was a wonderful man and always had time to take us to play baseball growing up. He always made time for us kids. I will never forget the time we shared as families growing up or the friedship that we came away with. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

ALBERT & JUDY DIGIANDOMENICO
8 years ago

NANCY,DEBBIE,STEVEY,& MICHAEL

PLEASE ACCEPT OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY.

OUR MEMORIES OF YEARS GONE BY, BEFORE AND AFTER WE GOT MARRIED, WILL REMAIN IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER.

WHEN WE THINK OF ALL THE THINGS WE DID TOGETHER WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER,STILL MAKES US LAUGH. WE HAD A BALL, DIDN’T WE!

“MIC” IS IN A PEACEFUL PLACE NOW AND KNOWING HIM, HE WOULD WANT ALL OF YOU TO GO ON AND JUST REMEMBER THE GOOD THINGS, THE GOOD TIMES, AND THE LOVE YOU ALL SHARED.

HE KNEW HE WAS LOVED BY ALL OF YOU.

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

WITH LOVE,

JUDY AND ALBERT DIGIANDOMENICO & FAMILY

Scott M Luczak
8 years ago

Steve – I am so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. I am sure he was proud of you…

Tricia Dawson Briggs
8 years ago

To Nancy and family, watching the video reminds me of how Mick was always so happy and smiling. His smile was so contagious. Just remember, Mick will always be looking over you with his big grin and he would want you to remember all of the happy times! Nancy – you are so brave – and had so many challenges. We will pray for you. XOXO

Sharon and Don
8 years ago

We really don’t know where to start…but we must say that our fondest moments were in Myrtle Beach, SC when we truly had the times of our lives…we laughed until we hurt. There were those times and the other “not so good times” that will forever keep memories of your husband, father and my dear brother alive.

And then, there are times that only a sister can remember…when we were growing up…times when you wished that brother would go away…just vanish…because he was such a pain…or was always doing something ornery that he should not be doing. One of these times was when he said he “fixed” the chain on my bike only to make me crash on the way down the hill when it broke…or the times he helped me, Judy & Jerry to sneak upstairs to see what Santa had brought for us in the wee hours of the morning…or the times when he asked me who said 9:00 Mass on Sunday so he could tell daddy who said 11:00 Mass to stay out of trouble because he did not go. There are so many memories…so very many.

My brother is no longer suffering and is in heaven with his mom and dad and sisters, Mary Jane and Judy, and has met the brother we never knew. All of them, and especially my dearest brother is telling us all to live our lives to the fullest just as he did.

If we trust in God, we will realize that he has been called upon because it was his time…and that one day, we will meet forever in that special place called Heaven. It will take strength and a lot of courage to go on but that is what he would want all of us to do. He would not want us to be sad…as hard as it is not to be…but would want us to be happy for him that he is in that special place.

On our trip back home to NC, we have an angel hanging from the rear view mirror that ALWAYS faces forward. But this time, the angel turned completely around as if to be watching us…to guide us on a safe journey home…we know that this Angel was my dear brother, one of God’s newest Angels.

To Nancy, Debbie, Stevie, Michael and all your children and spouses, we share in your loss and want you to know that you have our deepest and sincere sympathy.

Teri Yoho & Denny Overfield
8 years ago

We were so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. Mom called to let us know. I will always remember his smiling face and love of the Pittsburg Pirates when we were growing up next door. I am sure my dad is showing him the ropes in heaven!

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Don and Angie Nau
8 years ago

We were very saddened to hear of Steve’s passing. As a long time customers, we will miss seeing him during our visits to the store. Our deepest sympathy.

Robert & Cindi Hillen
8 years ago

Will sure miss your smile and your many jokes. There is only one Miklas Meat Market and you, Steve created it and we will miss you a lot.

Family, be proud of all his accomplishments and Steve will be missed a lot.

Cindi and Bob Hillen