MORTAKIS, Thomas D., 90, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Thursday, November 10, 2011 in Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling.
Tommy was born January 16, 1921 in Gary, Indiana. He was a retired self employed truck driver and a member of St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church, Wheeling. He was a U.S. Army Air Corp veteran of World War II; a member of 65th Troup Carrier Squadron; and member of the American Legion, Post No. 1, Wheeling. He was also a former coach for the Pike Cubs Boys Baseball and Warwood Phillies Girls Softball teams.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Angelina Sarris Mortakis, in 2006; a sister, Frieda Raptakis; a granddaughter, Tonya Marie Jenkins; and a grandson, Jonathan Michael Mortakis.
Tommy is survived by his two daughters, Catherine Lopez and Doralynn Metz and her husband, Russell, all of Wheeling; two sons, Michael Mortakis and James Mortakis and his wife, Susan, all of Wheeling; nine grandchildren, George Belch, Patrick Mortakis, Marcia Metz, Adriane Metz, Matthew Metz, Jamie Mortakis, Kelley Mortakis, Michael Anthony Mortakis, Jr. and Trisha Ann Mortakis; a granddaughter-in-law, Jenn Mortakis; four great-grandchildren, Raenna McDorman, Chase, Bailey and Troy Mortakis; and several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 4-8 pm, Monday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, where a Trisagion service will be held at 7 pm.
Friends will then be received from 10 am until time of funeral services at 11 am, Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church, with the Rev. Eugen Rosu officiating. Interment will be in Parkview Memorial Gardens, Wheeling.
Memorial contributions may be made to either, St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church, 2215 Chapline Street, Wheeling, WV 26003 or American Legion Post No. 1, P.O. Box 747, Wheeling, WV 26003.