Francis G. “Jerry” Padlow, 74, of McMechen, WV, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 29, 2016, surrounded by his loving family in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale,WV.
Jerry was born August 18, 1941 in Wheeling, WV, the son of the late Frank J. and Veronica (Erazmus) Padlow.
Jerry was the owner and operator of “Jerry`s” Home of the Barflies; he was a member of St. James Catholic Church, McMechen, Knights of Columbus Council 1907, Moundsville, and Sons of the American Legion, Moundsville. He enjoyed time spent with his grandchildren, visiting his cabin at Fish Creek with his family and friends and being surrounded by his Barfly`s cheering on the Pirates and Steelers.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Joan L. Canestraro, and daughter in law, Lori Padlow.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 54 years, Judi (Hossman) Padlow, four children, Troy Padlow and his wife Tina of Glen Dale, Brent Padlow and his wife Terri of McMechen, Jason Padlow of McMechen, and Jera Kanicki and her husband Matt of Ashtabula, OH; nine grandchildren, Brittany Taylor (Chris) of Pittsburgh, PA, Torri Rose Gilbert (Donnie) of Glen Dale, Chase Padlow, Jesse Padlow, Morgan Padlow, and Addie Padlow of McMechen, Mylan Kanicki, Matea Kanicki, and Makade Kanicki of Ashtabula, OH; three great grandchildren, Braelynn Taylor, Ainsley Gilbert, and Ace Troy Gilbert; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 12-3 pm & 5-8 pm, Monday, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen, where services will be held at 11 am, Tuesday, August 2, 2016, with the Rev. Dr. Mitch Johnston and Rev. Bekeh Utietiang.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be made to Bishop Donahue High School, 325 Logan St, McMechen, WV, 26040, or by Clicking Here, or WV Flood Relief through Catholic Charities, 2000 Main St., Wheeling, WV, 26003, or by Clicking Here.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.