Jacob “Jack” Fredrick Jochum, Jr., 64, of Wheeling, WV peacefully passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018 surrounded by family. Born on August 21, 1953, Jack was a passionate, encouraging, and perseverant man who touched many peoples’ lives.
Jack graduated from Linsly Military Institute and West Virginia University. Along with his dad, he was the owner of Jack Jochum Truck Service. Jack was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers, and WVU Mountaineers.
He was preceded in death by his best friend and father, Jacob F. Jochum, Sr. Jack will be greatly missed by the love of his life and wife of 28 years, Karen D. (Tyler) Jochum, his beloved daughter Gera Jochum, son-in-law Robert Rounsley, and treasured granddaughter Stella J. Rounsley. He will also be missed by his loving mother Evelyn (Tralka) Jochum; and adored sisters Beth Jochum, Patti (Todd) Miller, Deborah (Lee) McWhorter, Beckie (David) West; sister-in-law Susan (Jim) Tyler; his nieces Ellen (Joan) McWhorter, Jacqulyn (Dave) Obara, Kristen West, and Maria Miller; and his nephew Matthew (Liza) Miller. Jack is also survived by his aunt and godmother, Peggy Palmer.
Jack’s family will welcome friends from 6-8 pm on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling, WV. A Memorial Mass with Christian burial will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, 13th and Eoff Streets, Wheeling, with Monsignor Kevin Quirk as celebrant. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family
Jack and his family greatly appreciated the remarkable care he received at WVU Medicine, UPMC Presbyterian, Acquity at Wheeling Hospital, and Liza’s Place.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rosenbaum Family House; IMO Jack Jochum; 30 Family House Drive; PO Box 8228; Morgantown, WV 26506. Online condolences may be expressed to the family atwww.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com