George A. Fahey

October 9, 1923 - December 1, 2017

10/09/1923 - 12/01/2017

Past Services

Sunday December 03, 2017
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Monday December 04, 2017
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel
Wheeling, WV 26003
Monday December 04, 2017
10:00 am
St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
2111 Market Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304 232-4353 | Directions

FAHEY, George A. , 94, of Wheeling died Friday December 1, 2017 at Wheeling Hospital.

He was born on October 9, 1923 in Wheeling a son of the late George Michael and Blanche Schiffer Fahey.

He was a former detective with the Wheeling Police Department and the retired Postmaster of Wheeling.  He was an Army Air Corp veteran serving in World War II.   He was a member of the former Kain Club, the Cave Club, the Croation Club, The National Association of Postmasters, The National League of Postmasters, AARP and a lifetime member of the F.O.P.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Dolores Leech Fahey in 2014, his son Robert D. Fahey in 2004, a brother, Dennis F. Fahey, six sisters, Molly McCormick, Blanche Fahey, Rhea Fahey, Angel Fahey, Angela Fahey and Sr. Clara Joseph “Patty” Fahey.

Surviving is his son, G. Michael Fahey and his wife Jan of Wheeling, two daughters, Mary Theresa St. Meyer and her husband Robert of Elgin, IL and Jacqueline M. Petros and her husband Patrick of Wheeling.  Two brothers, Robert F. Fahey and his wife Dorothy of Bridgeport, OH and John E. “Jack” Fahey and his wife Katie of Wheeling, a sister, Catherine E. “Betty” Fahey of Wheeling.  Five grandchildren, Steven St. Meyer, Joseph St.Meyer, Angela Petros and Mary Petros Hill and her husband Matt and Michael Fahey and his wife Timorie, four great grandchildren, Madie, Shane and Cole St. Meyer and Quinn Fahey.

Friends will be received on Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 3-6pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling.

Funeral Liturgy with mass will be celebrated on Monday  December 4, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church at 10:00am,  with the Msgr. Joseph Peterson and Msgr. Bakhos Chidiac as celebrants.

Entombment will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on-line at

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Kimber L. Lawhead
6 years ago

Deepest condolences to George’s family. It was an honor and priviledge to work with him at the Wheeling Post Office as a carrier, then in supervision. God bless.

Christine (Yahn) Minnich
6 years ago

Mary Theresa, so sorry for the loss of your father. Such a sad time. Prayers for you and all of your family…

Chris & Debbie Beall
6 years ago

Very sorry for your loss, Mike. I remember your dad as a welcoming, fun guy full of life. It was a always a pleasure being in his company. I recall being invited to your home to celebrate my return from Vietnam while you were still serving there. It’s a special memory.

Mike Longo
6 years ago

Mike and Family, I am sorry to hear of the passing of your Father. You and your Family will be in my thoughts and prayers and I will have a Mass said for Him. May He rest in peace.

Tom, Becky and Zhabe Morgan
6 years ago

George was always really interesting to talk to and we’ll miss seeing him at Pat’s. He explained his Thin Blue Line patch to me. We were all lucky to have him around, but I know you will all miss him terribly.

Sandy and Don Schafer
6 years ago

Michael and Jackie, we are so sorry to hear of George’s passing. He was truly a wonderful, kindhearted man who brought joy to everyone he met. His great outlook on life is one we should aspire to achieve. God bless you and your family.

George T. Sidiropolis
6 years ago

My sincere psympathy in honor and respect to an outstanding patriot.

Linda Leinweber Melko
6 years ago

Mike and Family,
I fondly remember your dear Dad as a very kind, jovial, and downright funny man. My deepest sympathy to you, and yours, at this sad time.
Linda Leinweber Melko

Dennis R Albaugh
6 years ago

My sincere and deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Fahey. The Fahey Family has always been a big part of my life growing up in South Wheeling.

Bryan, Holly, Caleb and Joshua Custer
6 years ago

Truly a “Great” man. Very kind and funny. A monumental example of compassion and love. George was always a shining example of how a real man honored and adored his wife. He made a profound impact on me in numerous ways. Love you George!!!