Dorothy J. McCloskey

May 26, 2022


Past Services

Wednesday June 01, 2022
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Thursday June 02, 2022
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel
Wheeling, WV 26003
Thursday June 02, 2022
11:30 am
St. Michael Catholic Cemetery
Pittsburgh, PA

Dorothy J. “Dot” (Brinkmeier) McCloskey, of Wheeling, WV, passed away at her home Thursday, May 26, 2022.

She was born in Wheeling, WV, the daughter of the late Paul and Christine (Widmor) Brinkmeier. Dot was an active member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Elm Grove Eagles and the Elm Grove Women’s Club where she served as president multiple times.

Dot truly believed in giving back to her community and helping those in need. For 25 years she volunteered at Catholic Charities where she was able to share her amazing cooking skills and was one of the founders for the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) in West Virginia for both the state and Wheeling Chapters.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her daughter, Dianna Lynne Antill (2019) and her brother, Gene Brinkmeier.

Dottie is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Jerome “Jerry” McCloskey; two sons, Doug McCloskey of Myrtle Beach, SC and Scott (Lisa) McCloskey of Wheeling; four grandchildren, Crystal (Justin) Bednar, Sarah McCloskey, Mark McCloskey and Amber McCloskey; two great-grandchildren, Haden and Henley Bednar and extended family.

Family and friends will be recieved Wednesday, June 1, 2022 from 5-8 pm, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday, June 2, at 11:30 am at St. Michael Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Chapel Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to NAMI Greater Wheeling by clicking here.

Condolences may be offered to the family at

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6 months ago

I never knew Dot personally, but I worked at St. Vincent’s for many years, and she called several times for bulletin articles and Masses. She told me about her work with NAMI and her daughter. She was a lovely lady and I greatly enjoyed talking with her.

Joyce Skrzypek
7 months ago

Always seeing Dot in the yard fussing over the flowers. Also when she was younger, I could hear the typewriter from the back porch, typing up something for NAMI or whatever she became interested in.

Bruce Brinkmeier
8 months ago

Aunt Dottie was a Shinning Star of our Family! I loved her very much as she reminded me of her Mom, my Grandmother who is also very much missed! She missed my Dad, her Brother very much, now she is with him, her daughter Lynn, and other family members we have lost! I will always BE THERE for her Sons Doug and Scott, who are brothers to me! Her grandchildren can always count on me to be there for them, also! THAT IS FAMILY!

Mark and Elizabeth Lubic
8 months ago

Doug, Scott, and Mr. McCloskey, I am so sorry for your loss. My fondest memories of growing up in the Grove include Mrs. McCloskey and all of you. Even later in life, Dot alway treated me as if I were family. May God bless her soul.

Brian Brinkmeier
8 months ago

Aunt Dot was always the life of the party and I have always had fond memories of her. She was always very sweet and kind. I always enjoyed being around her and especially when she and dad were on the dance floor!! They are now dancing in heaven. Tricia and I and the kids will miss her.

Maria Shipley
8 months ago

All of my prayers and condolences to Jerry and his family members! Dottie was a kind and sweet lady who will be missed by all who knew her! I will miss my talks with her at the Gym and in the neighborhood! She just loved my Dog, Dottie and I don’t think it was because they shared the same name either! I would always see her and Jerry at St. Michaels Church sitting in the front row! May she now Rest In Peace with our Lord above and May eternal light shine on her!

Greg Busick
8 months ago

So sorry to hear of your loss.

Mary Dolan
8 months ago

I remember Dorothy as always being there. If there was a family event, she was there. When the church needed help, she was there. When Catholic Charities needed help, she was there. When her children needed her, she was there. When NAMI needed a leader, she was there. Rest In Peace Dorothy.

Gina Dixon Miller
8 months ago

Dorothy was my neighbor over 50 yrs ago when I lived on Jones St and she lived on Sycamore. She was so kind to me. She altered some hand me down clothes that were donated to her and blessed me with them. I will always remember her giving heart. I just loved her daughter Lynn too. She was a dear childhood friend of mine. Rest in Peace Dorothy. Prayers of comfort for her family at this difficult time.

Michael Romick
8 months ago

Mrs. Mac was a wonderful, loving, and kind woman! I lived next door to her for a number of years in Dimmeydale and grew up with Doug and Scott. She always made me feel welcomed in her home and was always sweet. My prayers go out to her husband and sons. She will be missed