Blanche Mae Kaminski

March 10, 1935 - September 12, 2021

03/10/1935 - 09/12/2021

Past Services

Friday September 17, 2021
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions

Blanche Mae Kaminski, 86, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Sunday, September 12, 2021 at home.

She was born March 10, 1935, in Goosetown-Wheeling to the late Casper and Katherine (Nicholson) Reger. Blanche was a Catholic by faith. She spent most of her adult life on Wheeling Island, a season ticket holder for the Wheeling Nailers and ran the 50/50 at the games for many years. Blanche was the recipient of the Randy Stevens Booster of the Year Award and a member of TOPS.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her significant other, Paul R. Baker Sr.; husband, Stephen Kaminski Sr.; one son, Ronald Kaminski; two brothers, John and Ronald Reger and two sisters, Charlotte Berakis and Patricia Rochel.

Blanche is survived by her three children, Stephen (Lynn A.) Kaminski Jr., Mark (Linda) Kaminski and Kathi Kaminski; daughter-in-law, Lynn Kaminski; three sisters, Susan Downing, Cassandra Doyle and Virginia Maxwell; 11 grandchildren, Adam Kaminski, Stephen (Nicole) Kaminski III, Ashley Bryan, Katie (Mark) Hunter, Dr. Betsy (Michael) Kaminski-Cushman, Stefanie (Troy) Allenby, Kerri Kaminski, Markie Kaminski, Brooke Kaminski, Danielle Kaminski and Shay Kaminski; 10 great-grandchildren, Kaley, Cameron, Colby, Conner, Mark, Brynnlee, Cheyenne, Maddyson, Wyatt and Kam and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received Friday, September 17, 2021 from 5-8 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Homes, 154 Kruger St. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Make-a-Wish of Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia at PO Box 97104 Washington, DC 20090 or by clicking here.


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Nancy Gongola
2 years ago

Remembering the good times growing up in Goosetown

Leslie Lea
2 years ago

Grandparents are the best part of growing up. All Blanch’s greats and grands were so blessed to have her in their lives. Her memory will keep them warm and loved.

Dennis R Albaugh
2 years ago

My sincere and humble condolences to the family and friends of Mrs. Kaminski. Denny Albaugh

Penny Glatz
2 years ago

Sorry for your loss prayers for family

Randy, Liz & Leigh Ann Stephens
2 years ago

Our deepest sympathy to the Kaminski’s, Downing’s & the Nailer Boosters in the loss of Blanche. She was a sweetheart, a hard worker very dedicated to her family, friends and the Nailer’s. She was so proud the night of her Randy Stephens Jr Booster award and we were honored to present it to her, because she truly deserved it! Randy Jr was blessed to have her granddaughter Danielle as one of his best friends. Randy Sr has told many stories over the years of his fond memories with his friend Ronnie and the Kaminski family. We have been blessed to have many of her family in our lives today. She left a piece of herself here, because they are all loving kind people who mean the world to us.
We will miss her and that 50/50 table will never be the same! Love & prayers to all of you!

Rick and Stephanie Hickman
2 years ago

Steve, Mark and Kathi our deepest condolences to you and your family. I have so many memories of Mrs K. She was an enormous part of my childhood. I’m so saddened by this. May She rest in the Heavens with Ronnie and watch over her three children. The Island has lost a true warrior. I love you always ❤❤❤