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
I will always remember Cousin Joe for his quiet demeanor and little chuckle, but at the same time, was always respectful of that Rocky Marciano inside of him!
One of the great outdoorsmen I knew when it came to the love of hunting and fishing.
He will be sadly missed, but never forgotten!!!
Cousins Pete and Erin Cuffaro
Sorry I could not be there today or at the Mass tomorrow. I don’t think I have met everyone in the family but when we were kids we all played together . After I was married and lived away I always managed to stop by Aunt Annies’ after church with all my kids and sometimes (.as I always called him when were young) Joe-Joe would be there visiting also.Know that I attended Mass this morning and my prayers were directed for the repose of his soul and my Mother’s, whose birthday was today.Blessings to everyone
Thought and prayers to the family Tammy if you can let me know how your Mom is doing. 8047314614 been calling no answer. long time old friend
Sorry to hear about Joe’s passing. I worked with him at Ohio County Sheriff’s office. He was a really nice guy. ~George Kavanas
My condolences to Tony and the rest of his family on the death of Joe. Sincerely, Lynne Koehler Bailey
We’re so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. He was a good friend and one of the “good guys”. Rest easy my friend.
My sincere and deepest condolences to the family and friends of Joe. Denny Albaugh
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,
May your memories of Joseph Frank Figaretti, give you peace, comfort and strength…
Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten..
and prayers to the family of ….
US Navy Veteran/ LEO, Joseph Frank Figaretti, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†
† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
I will miss Joe. I have known him for most of my life. He worked with my dad as a deputy sheriff. Joe always looked for me when he came into Riesbeck’s just to give me a hard time and I always gave it right back to him. He liked his Hostess Twinkies. I was told by Joe that when he went hunting he would leave a trail of Twinkie wrappers so the others could find him. Lol. I will miss him alot. He was a great man! R.I.P. Joe