Howard “Mel” Dorsey

May 8, 1928 - August 12, 2017

05/08/1928 - 08/12/2017

Past Services

Visitation
Tuesday August 15, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Visitation
Tuesday August 15, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Cemetery
Wednesday August 16, 2017
Halcyon Hills Mausoleum Chapel
Sherrard, WV 26038
Directions
Visitation
Wednesday August 16, 2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am
St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church
141 Kruger St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
Directions
Service
Wednesday August 16, 2017
11:00 am
St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church
141 Kruger St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
Directions

Howard Melvin “Mel” Dorsey, 89, of Wheeling, formerly of Glen Dale, W.Va. and St. Clairsville, Ohio, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017, in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling.

Mel was born May 8, 1928, in McMechen, W.Va., a son of the late Howard M. Dorsey, Sr. and Mary Ann (Rogerson) Dorsey. He was the retired owner of the former Mel’s Auto Sales, Moundsville, W.Va.; the former Factory Outlet Store, Moundsville; Airport Limousine, Wheeling, since 1986; and the former Dorsey Buick, New Martinsville, W.Va. He was a member of St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wheeling, and a former member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Moundsville, having served on the council at both churches. He was a member and volunteer for Faith in Action Caregivers since 1999; where he formerly served as a board member, executive board member, and on the Board of Directors. He was also the 2011 recipient of the Faith in Action Caregivers National Volunteer of the Year.

In addition to his parents, Mel was preceded in death by his first wife, Dolores (Baker) Dorsey McIntyre; his second wife, Margaret (Heitz) Pultz Dorsey; and his daughter, Brenda Kay Stein.

Mel is survived by his very special companion, Janet Uttermohlen of Wheeling; three sons, William H. Dorsey (Shirley Whitlatch) of Moundsville, Thomas (Petra) Dorsey of Moundsville, W.Va., and Kevin Dorsey of Webb Heights, Shadyside, Ohio; two step-sons, Jay (Barbara) Pultz of New Jersey, and Leslie (Michelle) Pultz of Boggs Run, Benwood, W.Va.; a brother, Roger (Donna) Dorsey of Glen Dale Heights, Glen Dale, W.Va.; a nephew, John (Liz) Dorsey of McMechen, W.Va.; nine grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 2-4 6-8 pm Tuesday, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling. Friends will then be received from 10 am until time of funeral services at 11 am, Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, 141 Kruger Street, Wheeling, with the Rev. R. Paul Schafer officiating. Entombment will follow in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum, Sherrard, W.Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, 141 Kruger Street, Wheeling, WV 26003, or by Clicking Here”Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.

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Kevin and Andrea Graham
6 years ago

Our condolences to you, sorry for your loss Bill…our thoughts and prayers are extended to you and your family.

Buddy Reid
6 years ago

Mel was a crusty old fart in a good way he always treated me good I worked for him at the limousine service

Elissa Gross
6 years ago

Mel is continuing to shine his light upon us as we honor his memory.