Fred Michael Sforza, Sr.

November 13, 1924 - October 31, 2015

11/13/1924 - 10/31/2015

Past Services

Tuesday November 03, 2015
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions
Wednesday November 04, 2015
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-0460 | Directions
Wednesday November 04, 2015
10:00 am
St. James Catholic Church
326 Logan Street
McMechen, WV 26040

SFORZA, Sr. Fred Michael, 90,of McMechen, WV died Saturday, October 31, 2015 in Liza’s Place.  He was born November 13, 1924 in Philadelphia, PA. a son of the late Anthony and Susan Palmeri Sforza. He was a retired employee of Warwood Armature, a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII and Korea and a member of St. James Catholic Church, McMechen.  He was also a member of the DAV and Blake Bros. American Legion Post 46 Benwood.   In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by five brothers, John, Frank, Tony, Louis and Rudolph Sforza. Surviving are his beloved wife of 64 years, Angelina E. (Isopo) Sforza; a son, Fred M. (Carolyn) Sforza, Jr. of Chesapeake, VA; a grandson, Michael (Heidi) Sforza of McMechen; a granddaughter, Angelina Sforza of Chesapeake;  and two great grandchildren, Robert and Emmitt Sforza; a brother, Thomas Sforza of Berlington, NJ; four sisters, Marie Longo, Theresa DeLeo, Josephine Coia, and Gloria Foster all of Philadelphia, PA  Friends received 5-8 pm Tuesday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home 214  Marshall St., McMechen.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 am Wed. Nov. 4, 2015 at St. James Catholic Church, McMechen with the Rev. Raju Antony as celebrant. Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, WV.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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Andrea Kuhn
7 years ago

Uncle Fred ; I shall always remember you,times I stayed with you and Aunt Angie.The both of you have always been very special to me and I dearly loved both of you.I have so many fond memories,laughter,fun times being in your life and will always cherish those for years to come.I remember our last conversation we had on the phone you telling me you were 90 years old and how happy you were.Your words of encouragement and cheer always brought a smile to my face and heart.I will always remember you and your spirit of life shall always be held dear to me.

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 Fred Michael Sforza, Sr., 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 Army Veteran, Fred Michael Sforza, Sr., “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 †

Albert Ferrie
7 years ago

So long Uncle Fred. Thanks for being who you were. I’ll never forget our trip to Philadelphia with Uncle Lawrence and the great rendition of Blue Spanish eyes that you sang at Sue and my wedding reception. May your soul and all of the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen