Alvin Bandi

June 2, 1927 - August 22, 2018

06/02/1927 - 08/22/2018

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Friday August 24, 2018
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Friday August 24, 2018
1:00 pm

Alvin Vincent “Al” Bandi, 91, of Wheeling, passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at The Good Shepherd Nursing Home.
He was born June 2, 1927 in Wheeling, a son of Albert G. and Marie V. Bandi.
Al was retired from Brown and Williamson Tobacco Company. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Wheeling. He proudly served his country in the Army division of the Korean War.
Al was a loving father and grandfather. He valued time spent with his family and was so very proud of his grandchildren. He enjoyed socializing with his friends, swimming at the YMCA, and gardening, particularly tomatoes. He will be truly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Virginia Coil Bandi in 1993; two brothers, George A. Bandi and wife, Wilma Coil Bandi, Harold E. Bandi and wife, Eleanor Rapp Bandi; and a niece, Cathy Holmes. Al leaves behind two daughters; Beth Durkin and husband, Patrick, Jo Wilson and husband, Michael; along with three grandchildren, Bradley Wilson and wife, Mallory Kalo Wilson, Allison Durkin and fiance Stephen Badgely, and Paige Durkin, all of Wheeling; along with several nieces and nephews.
Friends and family will be received on Friday, August 24, 2018 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Elm Grove from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday at 1 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Cabrita, S.M. as celebrant. Entombment will follow in Mt. Calvary Chapel Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to the Catholic Neighborhood Center, 125-18th St., Wheeling, WV 26003

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H Lawrence Jones
4 years ago

Bandi Family:

We are all thinking of you during your time of loss. You were fortunate to have had him in your life.

H. Lawrence (Larry) Jones

Jim Linneman
4 years ago

Beth and Jo, we are sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I worked with him at B&W in the 1990’s when he was part-time. Your Dad was always a gentleman and nice guy. Please know your family is in our prayers.

Marie Chute
4 years ago

Beth & Jo:
So sorry for your loss but we are sure you have plenty of memories to carry you through.
While visiting our Mom at Good Shepherd, my sister and I met your Dad. We would take Mom out to the courtyard and many times Al would join us and sometimes go to the lower part to enjoy the open space and sun. He had even bigger smile on his face while basking in the sun and we will remember him for that contagious smile.
We are all grateful for the time (although short) that we got to know your Dad.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Kathy, Marie, & the late Cecelia Ciripompa

Ken Christ
4 years ago

My sincere sympathies to the Bandi family. I had the pleasure of working with Al for many years at B&W. He taught me many things about the business and of life. He was the best.

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard
4 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 Alvin Bandi, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, Alvin Bandi, is “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 †

Donna Milliken
4 years ago

Dear Jo: I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He was one of my favorite people! He always had kind words for everyone, a smile and a hug. We both know that now he is again re-united with the love of his life, your amazing Mom, Virginia, There is a celebration in heaven! Love you, Donna

Tami, RN
4 years ago

Jo, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. He was such an wonderful man and I loved how he would bring baskets of tomatoes to the office on his visits. May God grant you and your family peace knowing he is resting in the arms of the Lord.

Russell Osmianski
4 years ago

Beth I am very sorry to hear your father passed away. I was always so touched when you came to the funeral home when my father passed away when we were in college. May the Lord grant you peace in your heart.