Walter Stanley Gosztyla

May 7, 1927 - April 2, 2004

05/07/1927 - 04/02/2004

Past Services

Tuesday April 06, 2004
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-0330 | Directions
Wednesday April 07, 2004
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
Wednesday April 07, 2004
10:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-0330 | Directions


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Mrs George E Josephine A Stephens
8 years ago

Dear “Little Brother” Stas, you left us too soon. You were the gentle soul among us. My only consolation is that you are finally with your precious children once more. We will miss you very much. I love you, Stas, always have, always will. Rest for enternity in peace. Josia and family.

Matt Stephens
8 years ago

I only knew Uncle Stas as a child. He took me golfing with him and it seemed like we walked a marathon! I remember he hit the flagstick on a putt from probably 60′ but it was way too fast and bounced off. I know Stas was a good soul who suffered an unspeakable tradegy in losing his kids. RIP Stas, you’re home now.

Dr & Mrs Drazkowski & Chrissy
8 years ago

I only remember meeting Uncle Stas once when I was little and my Mom his big sister-Josia and Dad took us all to Ogleby Park, and we rolled down the hill together…what a riot! We know he must have been a good person because my mom loved him so. Our prayers are with him and his loved ones that will miss him, but we rejoice that he is now at peace and with his children and God.

God is with you, Uncle Stas! Love,

Melanie, Joe and Chrissy Drazkowski

Ray and Karen Cappone
8 years ago

Our condolences to your family in your loss. “Goose” brought laughter and humor to many at the golf activities and on the course. He is one we will remember with a chuckle. There is a lot to be said for that in this world.

John Elmore
8 years ago

Stas, even though I didn’t know you very long, you will be sadly missed. May you rest in peace.


Carolyn & Francis Babin
8 years ago

To Jo & Family,

Please accept our love and thoughts for you all at this sad time in your lives. I am sure there are many “fond” memories in the past that will help you accept & get through the bad times & sorrow that are upon you now.

Marilee Sheridan
8 years ago

Uncle “Stush” you were a lot of fun to be around and I am sorry you never made it to Arizona for some good golfing! I know you are in a better place now, with no worries.

Christina Smith
8 years ago

Uncle Stas will forever be remembered by me for his gentleness, kind soul and for the way he always wanted to see all of us children happy. The times when we visited him, when his own dear children were alive, were filled with laughter! I can still see the sparkle in his eyes when all of us were having a good time.

He was a giver…and it is my understanding that it is in giving that we truly receive. His life on this earth did not deal him the kindness he deserved. May God now rest his gentle soul and keep him forever at peace with Him.

With much love and fond memories,

Tina, Smitty, Natalie and Casey

JoAnne Tysko Smith
8 years ago

Uncle Stas, I will miss you very much. You were a great Uncle. Thank you for helping my mom out when she needed your help. It was nice seeing you at holiday dinners at mom’s house. You will be truly missed.


Your Niece JoAnne jo

Marisa McDonald
8 years ago

When I was a child Stush always had a story or joke to share, he wanted to make people happy and laugh. Sometimes his jokes embarrassed my grandmother his sister Mary, but I always liked when he was around. Stush was constantly golfing, and we were sure to run into him anytime we went to Wheeling Park. Even when it was pouring rain! I am sorry that I never got to tee up with him, as I am just learning, but just think of the golf that awaits him up there! I know he will be happy.

My love to the family, I am sorry for this loss. Stush is already greatly missed.


John, Kurt, Chad, Troy, Pete
8 years ago

Whenever we talked with Walter, he always had a joke for us. Some jokes were better than others, but we enjoyed them all. We’ll miss him and think about him every week at our golf tournaments, I’m sure. Save a place for us up there, Goose!

Prayers and best wishes for his family.