Frederick J. Wojcik

April 15, 1937 - January 28, 2017

04/15/1937 - 01/28/2017

Past Services

Visitation
Wednesday February 01, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Visitation
Wednesday February 01, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Cemetery
Thursday February 02, 2017
Bishop's Chapel at Mt. Calvary
National Road
Wheeling, WV
Directions
Service
Thursday February 02, 2017
8:30 am
Cathedral of St. Joseph
1300 Eoff St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-233-4121 | Directions

Frederick John Wojcik, 79, of Wheeling, passed away Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Wheeling Hospital.

He was born April 15, 1937, the son of the late Henry and Helen (Gostyla) Wojcik. Frederick was a member of the Cathedral of St. Joseph, the CCHS Knights of the Round Table and a U.S. Army Reserve Veteran. He was a 3 sport athlete at Wheeling Central Catholic High School and a graduate of West Liberty University. A mainstay of life on Wheeling Island for the last 58 years, and in particular, the northern end of Belle Isle, he coached many “Island Rats” in basketball at the Blessed Trinity School and was a fixture at the Island baseball diamonds, fields, and basketball courts, supporting his sons and the Island community in general. A lifelong Notre Dame fan, he reared his children on the Irish and supported Central Catholic High School athletics for 62 years. Fred was a devoted husband, father, and Catholic.

Fred is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Martha (Klenowski) Wojcik; three children, Denise (Mark) Basich of Wheeling, Doug (Lael) Wojcik of Charleston, SC, and Dave (Heather) Wojcik of San Jose, CA; two siblings, Barbara Oliver of Dayton, OH and Chester Wojcik of Charleston, WV; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Family and friends will be received Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, with a Rosary service at 7:30 pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday, February 2, at 8:30 am at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. Interment will take place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Central High School Boys’ Basketball Team by clicking here.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.

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Donnie and carol Gruber
5 years ago

Sad to here fred pasted. Please accept our condolences

Michel Donahie
5 years ago

So very sorry for your loss. Your family has always been a greatfriend to our family.

Michel Donahie
5 years ago

So very sorry for your loss. Fred was a great friend of our family.

Stacy (Sorg) Sterphone
5 years ago

Martha, Denise, Doug and Dave: wishing you God’s peace at this time of sorrow. Fred was a lovely man, and a great neighbor to much of the family over all the years on North Front Street. Praying for the repose of his soul, and for the whole family.

Tom George
5 years ago

Doug and the entire Wojcik Family, I was very saddened to learn of your father’s passing a few days ago. Though I did not know him that well, it was always apparent how important his family was to him. Whenever I saw him on his visits to Annapolis or at games in other places where you were playing or coaching, being around him made Wheeling feel closer. Just a great family man with a family of which he was clearly and justifiably very proud. My deepest sympathies to all of you. Tom George

Austin (Sparky) Renforth
5 years ago

Please accept my most sincere condolences. I have many great childhood memories of Mr Wojcik. He was always positive and treated me with kindness. He will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Wojcik family.

Danell and Gene Bleymaier
5 years ago

Dave, Heather and Jake (and all your family) With you in prayer this morning in CA as you reverently put your Dad to rest today. Love, Danell and Gene Bleymaier

Ro DeBias
5 years ago

Martha, Denise, Doug and Dave-It is difficult to express the sorrow I feel over Fred’s passing. It was such a shock. I remember sharing so many happy times and sad times with all of you,. Fred was such a great guy. I will never forget the trips to Middlebourne for the basketball games. All of you remain in my heart and prayers. Jody and I extend our deepest sympathy. May God bless and strengthen you at this difficult time. Love, Ro

Fred McDonald
5 years ago

My deepest sympathy to the family Fred was a friend indeed when we worked at Conalco / Ormet

Ron Wilcox
5 years ago

I worked with Fred at the aluminum rolling mill from the 70’s thru the mid 90’s when it was still ” fun to make aluminum”. His dedication and serious enthusiasm earned him a lot of friends and respect. May God bless and comfort the entire family.