Denver G. Loy

March 15, 1927 - December 13, 2015

03/15/1927 - 12/13/2015

Past Services

Wednesday December 16, 2015
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions
Wednesday December 16, 2015
5:30 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions

Denver G. Loy, 88, of Glen Dale, W. Va., passed away Sunday, December 13, 2015 in Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

He was born March 15, 1927, a son of the late Granville and Gertrude C. Loy. Denver was a WWII, Navy Veteran, a member of the American Legion Post 46, and Masonic Lodge Post #333. Denver worked for the Corp. of Engineers, Pittsburgh District for 35 years on Locks & Dams. He retired from Montgomery Lock and Dam in Industry, PA. A Methodist by faith, who enjoyed golfing, camping and fishing; and loved being with his family.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Jeff Loy and one brother, Delbert Loy.

Denver is survived by his loving wife, of 67 years, Doris (Greenwood) Loy; two children, Steve Loy of McMechen, and Kathy Chavanak of Glen Dale; one sister, Miriam Eckert of East Liverpool, Ohio; two daughters-in-law, Nancy and Marta Loy; one son-in-law, Bob (Debbie) Chavanak; seven grandchildren, Chris (Ingrid) Loy of Wellsburg, W. Va., Steve (Samantha) Loy of Wooster, Ohio, Jennifer (Dr. Tony) Parravani of Westover, W. Va., Trista (Brian) Hanlin of Pataskala, Ohio, Rob (Randi-Jo) Chavanak of Benwwod, Sam Chavanak of Benwood, and Justin (Clarissa) Loy of Las Angeles, Cali.; five geat-grandsons and five great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 215 Marshall Street, McMechen, from 2 pm until time of service at 5:30 pm, Wednesday, December 16, 2015.l

Memorial contributions may be made to Moundsville Soup Kitchen, Feeding Body and Soul, Simpson United Methodist Church, 800 Seventh Street, Moundsville, WV 26041 or Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 1127 Fairmont Pike, Wheeling, WV 26003.

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Rick Greenwood
7 years ago

Aunt Doris, Steve, and Families, I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Denver. He was a great influence in the start of my career with the Corps of Engineers. Susie and I are unable to come down but we send our condolences and prayers for all of you. Love to all.

Gale Piatt
7 years ago

Doris, Kathy, Steve and family, we are so sorry about Denver. We remember him fondly at the reunions. Always smiling and happy. We are sorry that we won’t be able to visit. Mom sends her love as well. God bless and comfort you all. Love, Tom and Gale Piatt and Helen and Charles Hetherington

Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard
7 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Denver G. Loy, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of…..

US Navy WW II Veteran, Denver G. Loy, “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †