John Joseph O’Shaughnessy, Jr., “Bob”, 93, formerly of Wheeling, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in Somerville, NJ.
Bob was born December 28, 1922, in Bellaire, Ohio, son of the late John J. and Margaret Ney O’Shaughnessy. He was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Wheeling; and was a highly decorated U.S. Army Air Corp veteran, having served as a B-26 Pilot during World War II.
Bob coached football at Blessed Trinity School for numerous years. He is referred to as “Coach” even today. He taught generations of family and neighbors to swim, water ski and ice skate. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and great uncle. He was always ready for an adventure and a creative project.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 65 years, Virginia L. James O’Shaughnessy, in 2011: and two sons, Patrick J. O’Shaughnessy and Michael A. O’Shaughnessy.
Bob is survived by a son, Timothy J. (Debbie) O’Shaughnessy of St. Peters, MO; two daughters, Kathleen L. (Rick) Iacono of Middlesex, NJ and Sallie L. (Dan Bersch) O’Shaughnessy of Bethania, NC. a daughter-in- law, Judi O’Shaughnessy of Wheeling; six grandchildren, Joseph Iacono of Buford, GA, Marisa Kaufman of Cary, NC, Katie Iacono of Virginia Beach, VA, Timothy O’Shaughnessy of Chesterfield, MO, Shawn O’Shaughnessy of St. Louis, MO, Cassie Queen of Wheeling; and ten great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 pm, Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 3:45 pm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am, Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Wheeling, with Msgr. Paul Hudock as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, with full military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hydrocephalus Association, 4340 East West Highway, #905, Bethesda, MD 20814, or Lazarus House, 95 E. 11th St., Wheeling, WV 26003. Contributions may also be made online at www.treasuredmemoriesfunding.com.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyer.com.