Thomas G. Schell

November 26, 1936 - February 13, 2001

11/26/1936 - 02/13/2001

Past Services

Thursday February 15, 2001
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home- Moundsville Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Additional Information:

he will lie in state from 8 AM until time of Mass at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph Cathedral, Wheeling.

Friday February 16, 2001
Riverview Memorial Park & Cemetery Association
Rt. 4, Box 217
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-2894 Er | Directions
Friday February 16, 2001
10:00 am
St. Joseph Cathedral
13th and Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-233-4121 | Directions
Altmeyer Funeral Home- Moundsville Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Additional Information:

he will lie in state from 8 AM until time of Mass at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph Cathedral, Wheeling.

Schell, Thomas G., 64, of Arrowhead Drive, Moundsville, died Tuesday, February 13, 2001, in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, after fighting a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer.

He was born November 26, 1936, in Parkersburg, WV, a son of the late Gale Schell and Mary Carroll Schell.

He was a graduate of St. Mary’s, WV High School; Glenville State College with a bachelor of arts degree; and WV University with a master’s degree in counseling and guidence.

He was a former teacher and coach in Wood County, WV, a former guidence counselor at Great Mills High School, Maryland. He was also employed for 26 years by the Marshall County Board of Education, where he was director of Pupil Personnel Services; he was past director of Parent and Family Counseling Center in Juneau, AK; and at the time of his death, he was employed as the career counselor at Central Catholic High School, Wheeling.

He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church, Moundsville; a member of American Guidence Association; WV Education Association; a lifetime member of Marshall County Animal Rescue League; a former director of the WV Blind Camp.

He was a former board member of the following: Northern Panhandle Mental Health Center, Marshall County Mental Health Association and the former Marshall County Child Shelternow Helinski Shelter.

In addition to his parents, he was also peceded in death by several aunts and uncles.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Holly St. Marie Reich Schell; a son, Thomas J. Schell of Moundsville,; a daughter, Dr. ”Beez” Lea Ann Schell of Denton, TX; a granddaughter, Holli Rose Schell of Moundsville; a cousin, John Chipps of St. Mary’s WV; several uncles, aunts and cousins; his in-laws, Orie Reich-Olsen of Wasilla, AK, Noreen Flynn of Buffalo, NY, Bill Reich of Proctorville, OH, Fran Reich of Bethel, AK, Peter Reich of Roebuck, SC, Fred Reich of Superior, WI, Paul Reich of Anchorage, AK, Eddie Reich of St. Albans, WV, Dorie Ehrig of Columbus, OH, Chris Reich of Dunnelon, FL and Tim Reich of Wasilla, AK.

Friends recieved 1-9 PM Thursday, February 15, 2001, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes&Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, where Vigil services will be held at 7 PM Thusday.

He will lie in state from 8 AM until Funeral Liturgy at St. Joseph Cathedral, Wheeling, with the Rev. James LaCrosse S.M. and the Rev. Ronan Deegan T.O.R. as concelebrants.

Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Thomas G. Schell Scholarship Fund, Central Catholic High School, 14th and Eoff Streets, Wheeling, WV 26003.

Notify of
5 Condolences
Inline Feedbacks
View all condolences
Linda Hilgenbrinck
8 years ago

Beez and the entire family,

Tammy and I would like to express our sincere sympathy to you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers, as we send our condolences for the loss of your father and loved one. We are thinking of you and please know we are here for you…if you need anything at all. Very sincerely! Linda and Tammy

Monique Bitcher
8 years ago

Dear Beez –

Well, now I see where you got your love of fun and frolic…your father sure looks like he loved the same. Much love and sympathy to you my friend. You all fought long and hard. Now is the time for rest. I wish you comfort in your memories.

Garth Babcock
8 years ago

I was sorry to hear of your loss and wish you the strength and memories to continue on.

TC Arbour
8 years ago

There never was a heart truly great or generous that was not also tender and compassionate.

– Robert Frost

Mr. Schell,

You’ll always be in my thoughts and prayers.

Lynda Owen
8 years ago

To the family,

I am very sorry for your loss. I had the good fortune to meet Beez’ dad at

her graduation. Please know that all of us here at TWU think the world of Beez and

have you all in our thoughts.