William Joseph Reddy

November 9, 1930 - February 19, 2015

11/09/1930 - 02/19/2015

William J. Reddy, 84, of Bethlehem, WV, died Thursday, February 19, 2015 at the James Cancer Hospital at the Ohio State University after a short battle with esophageal cancer.
He was born November 9, 1930 in Wheeling, a son of the late Michael J. and Edith Melchiori Reddy.
Bill was a retired Examiner with the IRS, a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, OLP Council #12195, Knights of Columbus Golf Club, Serra Club, Treasurer of the Laymen Retreat League, volunteer at the Catholic Charities 18th Street Center and a Navy veteran of the Korean War.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Dolan Reddy in 2006.
Surviving are five daughters, Rita Reddy Parise and her husband Thomas, Kathleen Louise Orians and husband Jerrod, Amy Elizabeth Reddy all of Columbus, OH; Fran Reddy Druffner and her husband George of Ellicott City, MD; Ann Reddy Siegel of Germantown, MD; a son, Michael Joseph Reddy and his wife Patricia of Shelby, NC; 11 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St, Wheeling/Elm Grove Chapel, where Vigil services will be held at
7:00 p.m., Laymen’s Retreat League Services at 7:30 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 23, 2015 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church with Rev. Dennis Schuelkens as celebrant. Interment with Military Honors in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
Memorial contributions may be sent to O.L.O.P Church or School, 640 Old Fairmont Pike, Mt. Olivet, WV, or Catholic Charities, 126 18th. St., Wheeling.
Online condolences may be expressed at altmeyer.com

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Sylvia McNeil
8 years ago

Dear Family To let you know many thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. Take care keep the faith and may God bless. I have always admired and respected both your parents. So very sorry to learn of the passing of your father. Sincerely Sylvia McNeil aka Markwas OLP

Sylvia and Barry Accountius
8 years ago

Dear Rita, We are so sorry for your loss. Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Judie Hedger
8 years ago

I remember Mr. Reddy from the times he did audit work at Wheeling Steel. A true gentleman. May light perpetual shine upon him.

Marlene Melchiori Crane
8 years ago

I sorry I live so far away, I would be at the vigil. I am trying to put together a history of the Melchiori’s and would love to share it with your family.Please call or e-mail me. 480-585-5558. I have met with several of the family Lew& Kay Melchiori-LouiseMelchiori Fahey -Constante Melchiori 1869-1956 and Fortunata Amabile Tommazzolli 18-73-1955. Please contact me.

Deidre Morton Pettinga
8 years ago

M heart hreaks for all of the family get togethers, Vacations, not to mention the oo test running St Patrick Day prank that existed in the Ohio Valley. Too man memories of pool parties and family get togethers to recount. Our parents and family fridnship sets a model for all of the Reddy and Morton children to remember. With that in mind, I send my deepest love and prayers to you all. Our parents brought us together but I send my own love and prayers to yiu all.


Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard
8 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of William Joseph Reddy, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of…..

US Navy Korea Veteran, William Joseph Reddy, “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

John weisner
8 years ago

May the risen Lord bless you all in this time of sadness of the loss of u r Dear Father. I still remember the great Xmas parties he and mrs. Put together. My sympathy to All.

Jeanne and Orville Blackmore
8 years ago

Mike and Patty sorry for your loss. Mr and Mrs Reddy were a great couple and had a great family. Mike I’m sure you were stomped on by all those girls! Have a safe trip! The weather is not the best to be traveling in especially under these circumstances. Watch the mountains they are terrible!

Renee Fortenberry
8 years ago

Mike, Patty, and the boys… My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Safe travels to WV and back.

Christine Proebstl
8 years ago

Rita and family, so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. May God’s Peace comfort you at this difficult time.

Michele Dolgovskij
8 years ago

Rita and Fran, and your families: I am very sorry for your loss. I remember many happy times that you had and shared from growing up. I particularly enjoyed Rita’s Christmas letters about family events, and how much fun you all had together. God Bless.

Roy Lowenstein
8 years ago

Rita, sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you.

8 years ago




Wayne McFarland
8 years ago

To the family: So sorry to hear that Bill has passed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Wayne & Gloria McFarland & family.

Barbara Swofford
8 years ago

We are praying for you guys. We love you Mike be safe .