William P. Valput

May 17, 1927 - April 6, 2015

05/17/1927 - 04/06/2015

William P. Valput Sr., of Wheeling, passed away on April 6, 2015 in Bishop Hodges Continuous Care Center in his 87 year.
He was born May 17, 1927, a son of the late John F. and Anna Gobel Valput. He was the retired founder and owner of the Valput Construction Co. Inc. and the Valput Development Group, Inc. William was a veteran of WWII, serving in the Marine Corps as a gunner on the USS New York and was recipient of the Carnegie Hero Award. He was a parishioner of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, a member of the Wheeling Chapter of Serra International, an Officer of the Knights of Columbus 504, and member of the K of C Golf Club and of the BPO Elks. He attended Central Catholic High School and the College of Steubenville.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother, John Valput.
William is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Joan Burkhart Valput; one sister, Betty Bellville of Wheeling; three children, Catherine John Lucius of Phoenix, Ariz., William “Bill” Cheryl Valput Jr. of St. Clairsville, Ohio, and Patricia George Boury of Columbus, Ohio; four grandchildren, Chandra Eric Verbic of Nashville, Tenn., Lindsey Valput of Chicago, Ill., Haley Boury of Columbus and Colin Boury of Portland, Ore.; and two great grandchildren, Lincoln and Stella Verbic.
Friends will be received Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8pm with a vigil service at 7:30pm, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger St. Funeral Liturgy and Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1225 National Road, Friday, April 10 at 10am. Entombment will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael’s Church, 1225 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Bishop Hodges Continuous Care Center for all their care.
Online condolences may be made to the family at altmeyer.com .

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Pete & Erin Cuffaro
8 years ago

Bill and Family:

Sorry to hear about your father.

Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

With deepest sympathy,

Pete & Erin Cuffaro

David Winstel
8 years ago

Bill was such a great guy to know and a true friend ! Our sincerest sympathy to the Valput family.

David & Lee Ann Winstel

Brian Brookes
8 years ago

Had a lot of great memories living by them growing up. Great family and Mr Valput was well respected by everyone. My heart goes out to the rest of the family. God bless Brian

Kay Guthrie
8 years ago

I was sad to learn of Bill’s passing. He was instrumental to me as I renovated the Board of Trade Building and he showed me every kindness. My condolences to his family and friends.

Tom Cerra
8 years ago

My deepest sympathy to Bill’s family.

Connie Hemsley
8 years ago

My prayers are with all of you during this difficult time, praying God wraps his arms around each and everyone of you to find comfort and peace. May all the special memories of him help also. He was a joy to know and I enjoyed talking to him, he will be deeply missed by all of his Bishop Hodges family.

8 years ago

My sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Valput. Denny Albaugh

8 years ago

On behalf of the Little family, we send our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers. What a wonderful man! So giving and kind! We cherish the memories of happy family gatherings during the holidays and special occasions and summer picnics on the 4th of July filled with family, music and love. He was like our Dad’s brother and we are forever grateful for that deep friendship that lasted for many many years through all of life’s happy and sad times. Peace and God’s blessings to all of you. With much love, Susan Stearns and all of us Little’s.

Marty Maness
8 years ago

Sorry to hear of Mr. Valput’s passing. He was a gentleman and I enjoyed working with him over the years.

8 years ago

Uncle Bill will be missed. He was so nice, friendly and funny. I am so sorry for your loss.

McGraw & Smith Family
8 years ago

We are so sorry we just heard about Bills’ death. A lot of memories growing up he will be missed and our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.

John Lucius
8 years ago

When you look up the definition of “gentleman” in the dictionary, there ought to be a picture of Bill Valput. He was kind, respectful and a joy to be around. I will cherish memories of time spent with him.

Ellis Boury and Rebecca Hess
8 years ago

You and your family are in our thoughts Pat. Love, peace, and happiness in the days to come,

Ellis and Rebecca