Joseph Charles Palmer, D.D.S., 55, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Wheeling Hospital.
Joseph was born June 7, 1960, in Wheeling, a son of Peggy Tralka Palmer of Wheeling and the late John A. “Pete” Palmer, Sr. He was a 1978 graduate of Wheeling Catholic Central High School; a 1985 graduate of the West Virginia University School of Dentistry; and was currently practicing dentistry at his office in Warwood. He was also a member of Corpus Christi Parish, Warwood.
In addition to his mother, Joseph is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Jane Herrmann Palmer; three children, Jordan Vincent Palmer and his fiance’, Megan Gallaway, Natalie Paige Palmer and Julia Taylor Palmer; brothers, Dr. John A. “Jack” (Rose) Palmer, Jr. and James “Jim” (Stacie) Palmer; sisters, Cathy Palmer and Susan (George) Stanley, all of Wheeling; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jack and Nancy Herrmann of New Martinsville, W.Va.; grandmother-in-law, Gerry Hindman of New Martinsville; aunts and uncles, Sr. Mary Palmer, C.S.J., Jack (Evelyn) Jochum, and Chuck (Rose) Tralka; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Becky (Rodney) McComas, Jennifer (Joe) Baumeister, and Steve (Ivi) Herrmann; and nieces and nephews, Caroline (R.J.) Zitzelsberger, Dr. Jack (Sarah) Palmer, Valarie Palmer, David and Thomas Stanley, Sara and Mason Palmer, Nick and Kris Herrmann, and Leslie, Bradley and Jack Baumeister.
Friends will be received from 11 am-3 pm and 5-8 pm, Sunday, 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, Monday, August 3, 2015, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, with Msgr. Eugene S. Ostrowski and Msgr. Bakhos Chidiac as celebrants. Interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Corpus Christi Catholic Church, N. 16th Street, Wheeling, WV 26003 or Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church, 2216 Eoff Street, Wheeling, WV 26003. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyer.com