Gregory N. Sheldon

December 5, 1941 - March 29, 2021

12/05/1941 - 03/29/2021

Past Services

Visitation
Wednesday March 31, 2021
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Visitation
Wednesday March 31, 2021
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Additional Information:

Vigil service: 7:30 pm

Cemetery
Thursday April 01, 2021
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-0460 | Directions
Service
Thursday April 01, 2021
10:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions

12/05/1941- 3/29/2021

Gregory Neil Sheldon

Gregg Sheldon, 79, passed away Monday, March 29, 2021, peacefully at home, joining hands in heaven with his mother, Regina (Naylor) Sheldon, father, Cecil Sheldon, and daughters, Christina (Sheldon) Rahi and Kimberly Sheldon.

Gregg was born and raised in Wheeling, WV, proud of his upbringing on Wheeling Island. He is survived by his wife – the love of his life – Palma Sheldon (Socha), with whom he was married for 55 years, his son, Mark Sheldon, his son-in-law, Ramsey Rahi, and his granddaughters, Kylie and Kayla Rahi.

Gregg was a 1959 graduate of Wheeling High School, and a 1963 graduate of West Liberty State College.  As a youth, he worked as a lifeguard at the downtown YMCA, and later in life was a dedicated employee for 30 years at WESCO, happily retiring in 2009.

He was an honored member of the Army Reserve, an active member of St. Joseph Cathedral, and most importantly a beloved husband, dad, and Pappap.  Gregg was active in his Bethlehem neighborhood and most enjoyed sitting on his front porch with his love Palma.

The family would like to thank the staff at Amedysis Hospice for all the care, love and support during this difficult time.

Family and friends will be received Wednesday, March 31, 2021 from 12-3 pm & 5-8 pm, with a vigil service at 7:30 pm, at Altmeyer Funeral Homes, 1400 Eoff St, where funeral services will be held Thursday, April 1, at 10:00 am. Interment will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, West Virginia Chapter by clicking here.

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

 

 

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Kim and Dave Romine
1 year ago

Dear Palma and Mark, our hearts go out to you and your family. We still remember what wonderful neighbors you all were. We remember when our boys used to love sitting on the porch with you and they loved Tina to babysit them❤️He will truly be missed. Thanks for the memories of your loving family. Sincerely, Kim,Dave,Nathan& Jason Romine

Michael and Joye Socha
1 year ago

So many fun family times when our children were young. Great visits/vacations. We love you. Be at rest and peace now. So honored to call you brother in law.

Jay Knapp
1 year ago

Mark . Sorry about your dad. My thoughts and sympathy go out to you and the rest of your dad’s family and many friends. Be sure to be there for your mother.

Rebecca A. Murphy
1 year ago

Palma & Mark, So very sorry to see that Gregg has passed. We could not have a had a better neighbor on North Erie Street. I purchased my first car from the Gregg & Palma. I loved that ’63 Chevy Impala $100. The steering wheel was HUGE. RIP Gregg-Wheeling Island neighbor-another original Island Rat gone. He’s enjoying seeing his daughters again. My thoughts and prayers for the family.

Bob & Marlene Ingram
1 year ago

From one rat to another. Thanks for the memories from growing up on the island through WLSC! Our sympathies to the family.

Bob & Marlene Ingram
1 year ago

From one rat to another rat and great guy. Thank you for fond memories growing up on the island through high school and WLSC. God bless!! Our sympathies to the family.
Bob & Marlene Ingram

Mary Alice is
1 year ago

Sending sincere condolences for your family. I worked with Greg at Wesco for nine years and he was a very good man and co-worker. Always pleasant, kind and a devoted family man. Sending prayers

Gary R Thalman
1 year ago

Rest in peace my friend.

Larry McNickle
1 year ago

My sincere condolences to you and family. Gregg was a very kind and decent person who will be missed my me and his many friends. I have many fond memories of our growing up on the Island; and being close friends at Madison, Wheeling High and West Liberty. Pleased that we were able to share some time together during my last trip home. Since the Coronavirus may keep us apart, know that I’ll be with you in spirit. God bless you. Larry McNickle

Dennis R Albaugh
1 year ago

My sincere and humble condolences to the family and friends of Gregg. Denny Albaugh