David Paul Nieratko, 74, of Moundsville, WV, passed away suddenly, Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Glen Dale, WV.
He was born May 9, 1948, a son of the late Henry and Maxine (Terrill) Nieratko. Dave was a Catholic by faith and a US Army Veteran. He retired from Tunnel Ridge Coal Mine in 2014 after many faithful years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Post 3 and the VFW Post 437. Dave enjoyed geocaching, was an avid reader and golf enthusiast. He would spend a great deal of his time at Grand Vue Park, taking it upon himself to renovate trails, including “Rock Face Trail”.
Dave is survived by the love of his life, Judy (Ruthers) Nieratko, with whom he spent 52 years of marriage; two sons, Chad Nieratko of Pittsburgh, PA and David Nieratko of British Columbia, Canada; three siblings, Lori (Elza) O’Neal of Moundsville, Tony Nieratko of Moundsville and Ed (Annette) Nieratko of Florida; two grandchildren, Landon and Madison Nieratko and numerous nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received Monday, July 25, 2022 from 2- 4 and 6-8 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Homes, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., where funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 26 at 11 am.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Grand Vue Park in C/O www.tmcfunding.com.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.
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Tony, So sorry to read about your brother’s passing. My thoughts and sympathy go out to you and the rest of Dave’s family and many friends.
Dear Judy, I am so very sorry to hear the sad news about Dave. My heart aches for you & your family. You are definitely in my thoughts & prayers. Love u my friend💔
I am so very sorry for your loss may god hold you in his arms in your time of need
Judy, my heart aches for you and the loss of the love of your life. Sorry I can’t be there with you right now, but I will see you soon. God bless you and Chad and David. I love you all!! 💞
From The Williams (Doug,Darla,Cody,Tyler and Amberlie) family we love you and will miss you so much Uncle Dave. My heart is with you all. I will never forget the memories we had when we were kids and the fun times with you all. Love you guys!
Judy, Chad & David,
I know there is nothing I can say to take away the heartache you are feeling. Dave was a wonderful husband, Dad and Poppa and friend. He loved his family and life. Know that I’m here for you and I love each and everyone of you. Dave will always be missed but never forgotten.❤️
Judy and family,
As you know, Dave’s family and my family were neighbors for many years. Dave and I were friends from the moment we met in the first grade, and having that friendship has always been comforting to me. Linda and I hope that all of you who are Dave’s family members will find comfort in knowing that from my perspective he always supported and loved each of you. We will miss him, but never forget him.
Judy I am so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking with you at our class dinners. Dave will be missed by many. Prayers for you, your family and all who loved him