Joseph Frank Figaretti, 78, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Friday, December 30, 2016, in Wheeling Hospital.
Joe was born April 23, 1938 in Wheeling, a son of the late Frank J. “Chi Chi” and Anna (Cuffaro) Figaretti. He was a retired Deputy Sergeant for the Ohio County Sheriff’s Department and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, the Fraternal Order of Police, the West Virginia Sheriff’s Association and the Italian American Club. He also played baseball for the American Legion Elm Grove Civics and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy Reserves.
Joe was an instrumental part of Figaretti’s Restaurant and Figaretti’s Sauce Manufacturing Company. Through his years of success, and learning from his Uncles, Joe passed his knowledge and experience on to nephews, Tony, with the manufacturing company, Dino, with the restaurant, and others. He will be sadly missed by his family and all who knew him.
Joe is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Ilene Rose (Travis) Figaretti; two daughters, Tammy Robinson and her husband, Steve of Charleston, W.Va. and Gina Whitmarsh of Montana; brothers, Tony Figaretti and his companion, Stephanie Rovnak of Wheeling and Frank Figaretti and his wife, Katie of Wheeling; a sister, Sandy Stocker of Charlotte, N.C.; a grandson, William J. Robinson of Charleston; a niece, Olivia; six nephews, Tony, Dino, Chris, Michael, Mario and Julian; and several great-nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 2-8 pm Tuesday, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 7 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am, Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at St. Vincent de Paul Church, with Msgr. Kevin M. Quirk as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312, or by clicking here www.TMCfunding.com. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com