John Robert “Chick” Schwanenberger, 84, of Wheeling, passed away Monday, February 15, 2016 in Bishop Hodges Continous Care, Wheeling, WV.
He was born in East Wheeling, October 4, 1931 to the late Charles and Agnes Young Schwanenberger.
John graduated in 1949 from Central Catholic High School, served in the US Air Force during the Korean War, joined the Wheeling City Fire Department in 1959 and retired from there in 1984, was a Catholic by faith and a member of the Iola and Cave Club in Wheeling.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn (Martin) Schwanenberger; daughter, Sue Ann LeClair and sister, Kathleen “Kitty” Clouse.
John is survived by his two sons, Rene “Ray” M. (Carol) Schwanenberger of Florence, Ky., and Gregory (Sue) Schwanenberger of Lutz, Fla.; one son In law, Timothy LeClair of Bishop, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Carisa, Lauren, Christopher, and Ryan Schwanenberger, Timothy “Jack”, Joseph and Simon LeClair; three great grandchildren, Chloe, Avery, and Zane Schwanenberger and very close friend, Cliff Sligar.
Friends and family will be received Friday, February 19, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8pm, at Altmeyer Funeral Home Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, where funeral services will be held Saturday, February 20, 2016, at 11am.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wheeling Fire Department c/o TMCFunding.com
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyer.com.