John Alexander Tarr, III, 74, of Triadelphia, W.Va., passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2016, in Wheeling Hospital.
John was born January 29, 1941 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, a son of the late John A. Tarr, Jr. and Anna (Chops) Tarr. He was retired from Triad Outdoor Advertising and member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, David Vosvick.
John is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Thedosia “Teddy” (Vosvick) Tarr; three children, John A. Tarr, IV (Sabrina) and Christopher M. Tarr (Christine), both of Triadelphia, and Sheila Tarr-Stiglich (Michael) of Brandon, Fla.; two sisters, Helen Seckman (Louis) of Cambridge, Ohio and Joann Coyne (Bernard) of Wheeling; a sister-in-law, Janis Vosvick of Wheeling; two brothers-in-law, Milan Vosvick, Sr. (Bonnie) of Wheeling and Mark Vosvick of Denton, Texas; five grandchildren, John A. Tarr, V (Kerry) and Alexandria Tarr, Justine Tarr, and Jakob and Derek Stiglich; two great-granddaughters, Sophie and Lucy Tarr; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 pm Friday, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 7:30 pm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am, Saturday, January 16, 2016, at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling, with the Rev. Sebastian Embrayil Devasya as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
The family suggests the memorial contributions be made to Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Triadelphia, c/o St. Vincent de Paul Church, 2244 Marshall Avenue, Wheeling, WV 26003, or online at www.tmcfunding.com. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyer.com