James Chieffalo

August 17, 1934 - April 6, 2018

08/17/1934 - 04/06/2018

Chieffalo, James V. “Chief” of Wheeling, formerly of Benwood, WV, died April 6, 2018 at Liza’s Place.

Jim was born August 17, 1934 in Benwood, WV the son of the late Teresa (Cantalice) and Giovanni Chieffalo. Catholic by faith, Jim was a graduate of the former Union High School, Benwood, WV.

He was an Army veteran; and was retired from the former Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Yorkville Plant. After retirement, Jim dedicated his life to baseball scouting for the Saint Louis Cardinals. Through is eyes many National League Baseball players were discovered. He was proud to be associated with the great Stan Musial, one of the greatest baseball players ever.

Being a sport enthusiast, he was always surrounded by big league players during his scouting time.

Jim’s great sense of humor was truly amazing; he never knew a stranger as his legacy will always be remembered, as we laughed and enjoyed his quick wit.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Albert and Herman. He is survived by brothers, Anthony of Wheeling, John of Tampa, FL, and Sam (Candy) of Cleveland, OH; sisters, Phyllis Bonsignore of Benwood, and Marie (John) Klenowski of Wheeling; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Dorothy Vess.

Thank you to the doctors, nurses, and staff at the Wheeling Dialysis Center, for their loving care of “Chief”.

There will be no visitation. Services will be private. Interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to Liza’s Place, c/o Valley Hospice, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943, or online at www. TMC funding.com.

Arrangements by Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com

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Weldon & Anne Howard
4 years ago

Our thoughts & Prayers are with your family. RIP Chief

John Tirpak
4 years ago

Worked with Jim at the WP mill many years ago. Very sorry to hear of his passing. RIP “Chief”

tom Cerra
4 years ago

Jim always had the best sense of humor from the time we were all young and playing sports together. He will be sadly missed by all of us.

Carolyn Ericsson
4 years ago

So sorry for your loss of Jimmy. He was always so friendly with everyone he met. You have my sympathy.

Karen Kalfas
4 years ago

Love you Uncle Jimmy,rest in peace.

Bill & Bev Marsh
4 years ago

Our condolences to Jim’s family. Jim was very kind to my Mother during her last years. We think of him as the angel who helped us out during a difficult time. We will remember him fondly.

Edna Brafchak
4 years ago

To the loving family of Jimmy, you as well as I will always have sweet memories. He was a special friend that my family and I will never forget. My condolences to all his loved ones.

sam & candy ch[effalo
4 years ago

praying that you are in the presence of our most merciful Lord Jesus Christ .Rest in peace Jimmy

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard
4 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of James V. Chieffalo, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten..
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, James V. Chieffalo, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †