Ann S. Dittrich

December 12, 1926 - July 10, 2015

12/12/1926 - 07/10/2015

Past Services

Visitation
Sunday July 12, 2015
2:00 am - 7:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Cemetery
Monday July 13, 2015
Mount Calvary Cemetery Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
Directions
Service
Monday July 13, 2015
10:30 am
St. Michael Church
1225 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-1560 | Directions

Ann Stefani Dittrich, 88, of Wheeling, WV, passed away on Friday, July 10, 2015 at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home.

She was born on December 12, 1926 in Wheeling, a daughter of the late Charles and Eva Bliss Stefani.

She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling.

Ann was the kindest soul, a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Carl Dittrich in 2000.

Ann is survived by her two children, Charles W. Dittrich of Washington, DC; Stephanie Ann (Tom) LaFlam of Wheeling; two grandchildren, David (Brandy) LaFlam of Wheeling; Valerie (Ben) Gaines of Pleasant Garden, NC; one sister, Jean Rose of Wheeling; three great-grandchildren, Emily and Maggie LaFlam and Riley Gaines, several nieces and nephews.

Friends received 2-7 p.m. Sunday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Wheeling, where Vigil services will be held at 6:30 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 13, 2015 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling, with Rev. Thomas Gallagher and Rev. John Beckley S.M. as con-celebrants.

Entombment will take place in the Mount Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 159 Edgington Lane, Wheeling, WV.

Offer condolences at altmeyer.com

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Natalie & Arthur Rosfeld
7 years ago

Our thoughts and condolences to all who knew, loved and will deeply miss Dear Ann.
Nat & Art Rosfeld

Abby & Brad
7 years ago

We are thinking of you and your family. It was always good to see your mother when she visited DC and trips to West Virginia. Take care.

Abby & Brad
7 years ago

We are thinking of you & your family. Over the years, it was always good to see your mother on DC visits and trips but to West Virginia. I will always remember hosting her in DC. And her gentle ways . Take care

Candy Hartley
7 years ago

Steph and Family,

I was sorry to hear about your Mom. I saw the paper and after started remembering how many times I was at your house. She was a great lady and my heart goes out to you all. Take care Candy (Wojcik) Hartley.

Katie Rose
7 years ago

I remember Chochi as so sweet and kind. One Christmas, when I was little, I clearly remember falling asleep on her lap and staying there for the duration of the party. I overheard people asking Chochi if she needed anything or wanted to move and she replied that she was most happy to be holding me and didn’t need a thing. One small example of her selfless nature. She also had a silly, playful sense of humor and loved to laugh. She passed that on directly to Chuck, one of the funniest people I know. Chochi and my grandma were not only sisters, but best friends. Their relationship taught me just how important sisters are. For all the happiness, love and care she showed to her family, Chochi will always be remembered.

GiGi Rose
7 years ago

If you are fortunate in this life to have a mom then you are so very blessed. If you can say you have a second mom then you are blanketed by indescribable love. My Chochi was my second mom. One of my earliest memories is sitting in her lap while she rocked me and sang Ukrainian lullabies. She always gave me “permission” to play hooky from school or work and even though I never did, it was fun to have her in my corner for a little mischief. And every year without fail she and my Uncle Walt would call me on my birthday and sing to me. I am so far from home right now and wish I could be with everyone, but in my solitude so many memories of fun and love and laughter are coursing through me so that joy may blanket the sorrow. Love and heartfelt sympathy to all who loved my dear sweet Chochi. I will miss you forever.

Chuck Dittrich
7 years ago

Mom’s life was based on love, honesty, faith and humility and intensely centered on family. She taught my sister Stef and I through example more than words and what she has given us is all that we will ever need to guide our lives and it will never fade. We say goodbye in grief tempered by peace and gratitude to her and to all those who cared about and for her.

Chuck Dittrich
7 years ago

Mom’s life was based on love, honesty, faith and humility and intensely centered on family. She taught my sister Stef and I through example more than words and what she has given us is all that we will ever need to guide our lives and it will never fade. We say goodbye in grief tempered by peace and gratitude to her and to all those who cared about and for her.

David Rose
7 years ago

My aunt, Ann Dittrich, known to her family as “Chochi,” was the kindest, sweetest, most sympathetic person one could imagine. I grew up with her in an extended family, and she was a second mother to me. Her unconditional love to me and all her family will never be forgotten. She, and her husband, my Uncle Walt, were exemplary models of what loving kindness in a family can and should be. I will remember her always. Rest In Peace, dearest Chochi. From David Rose and family — Susi, Lila, Katie, Walter, Adam