Thomas D. Mortakis

January 16, 1921 - November 10, 2011

01/16/1921 - 11/10/2011

Past Services

Visitation
Monday November 14, 2011
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-0330 | Directions
Additional Information:

November 15, 2011 visitation at St. John the Devine Greek Orthodox Church

Cemetery
Tuesday November 15, 2011
Parkview Cemetery
Wheeling, WV 26003
Directions
Service
Tuesday November 15, 2011
11:00 am
St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church
2215 Chapline Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Directions
Visitation
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-0330 | Directions
Additional Information:

November 15, 2011 visitation at St. John the Devine Greek Orthodox Church

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.

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JoAnne Tysko Smith
7 years ago

Jim & Family,

I am so sorry for your loss of your father. May he rest in peace.

Jo and John

BRIAN & KAREN BOBES
7 years ago

JIM, WE WERE SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR DADS PASSING. OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

Colleen Wheatley Konyak
7 years ago

Jimmy,

I played softball with Tonya and your Dad was our coach. I loved him like a grandfather just like Tonya did. I am a better person to have had them in my life!

Margaret McGinley
7 years ago

Jimmy,

Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of your father. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers,take care and God Bless, Mag

Marilyn Robinson
7 years ago

Jimmy,Sue and family,

So very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. So very hard to lose loved ones. He is in God’s paradise now. Thoughts and prayers, Marilyn

Terri Bova
7 years ago

Marcia and Family,

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Peace,

Terri

Susan Merinar Michael
7 years ago

Michael and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. All my prayers and thoughts are with you.

Your parents were nice people and your father will be sadly missed. We all some some good times in Leewood Park when we were kids.

All my love, Susan Merinar

Richard Lauffer
7 years ago

Sorry to read this. I’ll say a prayer for you and your family. All the best and my condolences Jimmy.

Kelly Young
7 years ago

To Jim, Sue and all the Mortakis family. I am deeply sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers. Jim, your dad was a wonderful coach and a great person. I have great memories of him and our days playing softabll in Warwood. I respected your dad greatly and I know he will be missed by many. There are many of us Warwood girls that will be forever grateful to you and your dad for coming to Warwwod and coaching a bunch of girls you did not even know. I will remember your dad fondly forever.