Cecelia “CeCe” Podeszwa Ciripompa

November 22, 1919 - August 20, 2018

11/22/1919 - 08/20/2018

Past Services

Tuesday August 21, 2018
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-0460 | Directions
Tuesday August 21, 2018
10:00 am
Bishop's Chapel at Mt. Calvary
National Road
Wheeling, WV


Cecelia “CeCe” Podeszwa Ciripompa, passed away at Good Shepherd Nursing Home on August 20, 2018 surrounded by her three daughters, one from above and two by her side.
Since her husband’s death on July 13, 2014, Cecelia had been awaiting the reunion with Herman Ciripompa, whom she married 76 years ago on Valentine’s Day in 1942. She was also preceded in death by their first born daughter, Barabara Ann Tomczyk, on October 23, 2015 and joyfully joined her as well.
Cecelia was born to Joseph Walter and Teofila “Tillie” Gawrych Podeszwa on November 22, 1919 in Wheeling. She was the last survivor of eleven siblings and their spouses, including William “Bill” 1961, Franki 1928, Joseph “Joe” 1992, Ignatius “Iggie” 1987 (Anne), Stella 1987 (Guido), twins Edward ” Eddie” (1992) and Edmund “Hoody” 2001 (Mary), Rose Bucon 1989 (Bernie), Virginia Bucon 2018 (Chester) and Matthew “Matt” 1993 (Joan).
Cecelia was also preceded in death by her husband’s siblings and spouses, including Stella (Donald) Sharpe, Pauline (Bill) Pastoria, Mary Ciripompa and George (Eleanor) Ciripompa.
She was a retired employee of the former L.S.Good & Company, but will be best remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother as well as a “helping hand” whenever needed, always saying, “I wish I could do more.” She was an amazing cook and baker of both Italian and Polish recipes handed down from generation to generation. CeCe will be missed by all whose lives she touched.
Cecelia is survived by her son in law, Joseph “Tom” Tomczyk and her two daughters; Marie (Ted) Chute and Kathleen (Jeffery) Young; eight grandchildren, Michelle Tomczyk Cottrell, Stephanie (George) DeRaymond, Christine Tomczyk, Amy (Tom) Karrasch, Jason (Nicole) Chute, Amanda (Kelly) Jerabek, Heather (Jason) Rine and Ryan (Jaime) Young; 18 great grandchildren; including, Tiffany (Josh) Prayear, Cory and Bradley Cottrell, Alyssa and Justin DeRaymond, Caitlin Tomczyk (Michael Garmin), Kaylee and Isiah Karrasch, Benjamin, Ella Marie and Avery Chute, Adrian and Noelle Jerabek, Isaac, Jacob and Levi Bo Rine and Leah Joe and Maggie Young and 3 great great grandchildren, Maddison, Sabrina and Hazel Prayear. Several nieces and nephews and their children complete the family including, Louise Pastoria Gray and Dennis Bucon, whose frequent visits made her happy.
In addition to her biological family, CeCe is survived by the devoted, loving and caring staff of the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, where she resided for two years, as well as many of the residents, including special friends, Donna, Buddy and Gladys.
CeCe and her family will be eternally grateful to the entire staff of Good Shepherd Nursing Home and Valley Hospice who made the last days of her beautiful journey amazingly special in so many ways.
Abiding by her wishes, there will be no visitation. A Memorial Mass to honor her life will be held on her birthday, November 22, 2018, at the Good Shepherd Chapel to be celebrated by the Chaplain, Reverend Paul Cabrita, who visited and prayed with her while she was a resident at the home.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Home of Good Shepherd, 159 Edgington Lane, Wheeling, WV 26003 (Click Here) or online at www.TMCFunding.com.
Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com

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Sheri Clarke
4 years ago

Dearest Kathy, Marie and families,
I was so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I always enjoyed seeing her. She had that wonderful smile and was always so well-dressed and pleasant. All are in my prayers and thoughts. Take care.

Debbie Henceroth
4 years ago

Marie and Kathy and family – So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Verna Hazlett
4 years ago

Because your mom is the last of our family to leave us, I feel as though I have just finished reading the most wonderful book. I will treasure the many happy chapters. I’m picturing everyone in heaven having a wonderful get together, all laughing. . . .and eating . . . . especially your mom’s cabbage rolls. . . . the best ever!!!

Stephanie White
4 years ago

My thoughts and prayers to the family! Cecilia was a blessing to know and she will be greatly missed!

Patty Ciripompa
4 years ago

Kathy, Marie, and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your mother was one of my favorite people – she was always smiling and kind. What an extraordinary life, and now what must be an equally extraordinary reunion! Love, Patty

Patricia Ann Podeszwa
4 years ago

Dear Aunt Cecilia you will be dearly missed by us all…you were love by everyone and always will be forever in our hearts

Ann Koegler
4 years ago

Please accept my condolences on your loss.

Dennis R Albaugh
4 years ago

My sincere and deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mrs. Ciripompa. Denny Albaugh

Crystal Langmyer
4 years ago

CeCe was one of the greatest women i have ever had the pleasure of meeting.Such a beautiful and caring soul.I will miss you dearly but you will remain in my heart forever.

Becky and Babe Schmitt
4 years ago

Sending Our deepest condolences to Marie and Kathy and families , on the loss of your mother and grandmother . She lived a long and full life . You will all have years of wonderful memories of your Mom and Dad and that is truly a blessing she has left for you .