Gary R. Minch, 69, of West Alexander, Pa., passed away Sunday, October 4, 2015, at home, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born September 28, 1946, a son of Margaretta “Peg” (Walters) and the late Charles W. Minch Jr. Gary was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and the West Finley Dart Ball League. Gary was a lifelong farmer who loved to garden and restore tractors. He was loved by all for his sense of humor.
In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his loving wife, Maria Minch (2010); and an infant sister, Kathleen Minch.
Gary is survived by his five children, Jay (Julie) Minch, Gary (Evelyn) Minch Jr., Amanda (John) Yankovich, Maggie Minch and Matt Minch; six siblings, Jane (Lee) Hendershot, Charles (Edie) W. Minch III, Janet Nichols, Dave (Barb) Minch, Jim (Trudy) Minch, and Terri (Robert) Arnold; six grandchildren, Ryker, Lauren, Zachary, and Nathan Minch, Gavin Bussey and Colton Yankovich; many loving nieces and nephews, and his lifelong friend, Dave Griffith.
Family and friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 pm, Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger St. Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, October 7, at 10 am, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 2244 Marshall St,. Wheeling, with Fr. Gary Naegele officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 2244 Marshall St., Wheeling, WV 26003 or to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, PO Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202 or to St. John’s Home for Children, 141 Key Ave., Wheeling, WV 26003.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyer.com.