Franklin Eugene Kirkbride

April 19, 1943 - April 5, 2018

04/19/1943 - 04/05/2018

Past Services

Monday April 09, 2018
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-0460 | Directions
Monday April 09, 2018
St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church
141 Kruger St.
Wheeling, WV 26003

Franklin Eugene Kirkbride, 74, of Wheeling, joined his beloved wife, Patricia Ann Kirkbride on Thursday, April 5, 2018.

Frank was born April 19, 1943 in New Matamoras, OH, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl Eugene Kirkbride, Sr and Alice (Wheeler) Kirkbride.

He was a Retired Carpenter Foreman for the City of Wheeling, Street Department. Member of St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wheeling; Member of the Wildlife League of Ohio County; Member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 1891, Elm Grove. Frank was a very simple man, who lived and preferred a simplified life. Having loved all types of hunting and fishing, he shared that love with his family.

In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his sister Nita Mae Blattner and his sister Kay Alice Taylor.

Left to cherish his memory are his Step-son, Albert Mestrovic, Jr (Sherrie) of Valley Grove, WV; Step-Daughter, Beverly Fahey (Robert) of Wheeling; Step-daughter, Tracy Jewett (Bud) of Valley Grove, WV; Sister, Judy Berisford of Wheeling; Sister, Elizabeth “Libby” Pompeo (Mike) of Wheeling; Brother, Carl Kirkbride, Jr (Sally) of Wheeling; Step-grandchild, Jesse Mestrovic of Wheeling; Step-grandchild, Amanda West (Shawn) of Wheeling; Step-grandchild, Alison Covert (Eric) of Marysville, Ohio; Step-grandchild Bobbi Leigh Fahey (fiance’, Zachary T. Irving) of Bridgeport, Ohio; Step-great-grandchild, Alivia West; Step-great-grandchild, Gabriel West; Step-great-grandchild, Lailah Covert, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church 141 Kruger St., Elm Grove, WV on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 11:00 am with Rev. R. Paul Schafer officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to Amedisys Hospice, 1251 Warwood Avenue, Suite A, Wheeling, WV 26003, or online at Arrangements by Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

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Bonnie Danhart
4 years ago

Albert andBev so very sorry my prayers are with you guys,

Rosetta and Greg Dupke
4 years ago

We were so very sorry to hear of Frankie’s passing. What good times I had growing up when we would visit my aunt Alice and uncle Bud on the farm before they moved to Wheeling. There is so little that one can say at this time to help, only to let you know that our loving thoughts and prayers are with you. Frankie is gone from our sight but never our memories, gone from our touch but never our hearts.

Mike Katona
4 years ago

Dear Frank,
I got to know you as an a neighbor to my parents. You were a kind man. Pat and you were always good friends to my parents.
When I would stop to see mom and dad, you were out in the yard or the breezeway and always greeted me with a smile and hello.
You will be missed by your family and friends.

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.