Charles Delbrugge

June 27, 1936 - April 3, 2016

06/27/1936 - 04/03/2016

Past Services

Tuesday April 05, 2016
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Wednesday April 06, 2016
11:00 am
St. Vincent dePaul Church
2244 Marshall Ave.
Wheeling, WV 26003

Charles “Del”  Delbrugge, 79, of Wheeling, WV died Sunday, April 3, 2016 in Liza’s Place, Wheeling surrounded by his loving family.  He was born June 27, 1936 in Bridgeport, OH to the late Charles and Ola (Ferrell) Delbrugge.

He was retired from Stone & Thomas Dept. Store where he worked for many years as a Buyer/Merchandiser and a devoted member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.  Del was an active member of Wheeling Central Catholic High School Boosters, a member of the Bellaire Sons of Italy, and a volunteer at Wheeling Hospital.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Rhonda Sue Delbrugge and a grandson, Joshua Delbrugge.

Surviving are his loving wife of 60 years, Marilyn (Greenwood) Delbrugge; a son, Scott R. Delbrugge, of Wheeling;  3 daughters, Lisa (Michael) Dodd of Pittsburgh, PA, Dana (Pat) Fiorilli of Harrisburg, PA, Terra (Michael) Gallaway of Wheeling; 3 Sisters, Carolyn “Cari” Dawson of Portland, OR, JoEllen (Richard) Leightner of Fredricksburg, VA, Sandy (Michael) DiNapoli of Parma, OH; 11 grandchildren, 6 Great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 from 2:00-8:00  pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger St., Wheeling where a vigil service will be held at 6:00 pm  Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated  at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church at 11:00 am Wednesday, April 6, 2016 with Msgr. Paul Hudock and Msgr. Fred Annie as co-celebrants.  Private interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Martins Ferry, OH at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Central Catholic High School Boosters, St. Johns Catholic High School or St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church c/o

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Pete & Erin Cuffaro
7 years ago

Dear Mrs. Delbrugge and Family:

We are so sorry to hear about your Mr. Delbrugge.

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

With deepest sympathy,

Pete & Erin Cuffaro

Jeanie Simcox
8 years ago

Liza, I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. I know you’re heartbroken and words sound hollow, but in time good memories will replace some of the grief and pain you feel in your heart at this time. Sending healing prayers for you, your mom and the rest of your family.

Barbara Fisher --Wheeling Kiwanis
8 years ago

So sorry to learn of Del’s passing—very nice business person.

Kathy Spear Foucault
8 years ago

Marilyn and Family: Our sincerest condolences to you and your whole family. Del was an amazing Christian and loving person. May he forever rest in peace in the loving arms of our Lord. Our prayers are with you, The Spear Family, Tony, Joanne, Mary Evelyn, Helen and Kathy.

Cari Woods
8 years ago

Thinking of you all…will miss seeing him weekly in the hallways of the hospital. He always had a kind word and a smile to share. Sending much love and praying for strength during this difficult time.

Amy (England) Sipos
8 years ago

To the Delbrugge family. So very sorry for your loss. Keeping your entire family in our prayers.

Casey Stone (Oliver)
8 years ago

My heartfelt prayers and sympathy go out to the Delbrugge family. Chuck was a beacon of light in TEC 192 and 193 during an integral part of my life. I’ll never forget his and Marilys agape love! I will always cherish my memories of Chuck and the Delbrugges!

Carrie (Oliver) Shultz
8 years ago

Marilyn, I’m so sorry to hear of Del’s passing. I have so many fond memories with you both during my TEC years. May he rest in peace. You and your family will be in my prayers….

Kashelle Evans
8 years ago

Scott & Family: So sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and father. My prayers are with you during this hard time.

toni anuskewic heatherington
8 years ago

God bless yor family he was my boss at stone and Thomas for5 years