Joseph John Elias

March 4, 1923 - February 2, 2017

03/04/1923 - 02/02/2017

Past Services

Sunday February 05, 2017
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Tuesday February 07, 2017
12:00 pm
Our Lady of Lebanon Church
2216 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Elias, Joseph John, 93, of Wheeling, died Thursday February 2, 2017 in Heartland-Lansing Nursing Home, Bridgeport, Ohio.

Joseph was born March 4, 1923 in Marietta, Ohio, the son of the late George and Mary George Elias.

He was a retired Postmaster for Wheeling, a member of Our Lady of Lebanon Church, Wheeling and a U S Air Force Veteran.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded by a brother Louis Elias, three sisters Bessie Martin, Ann Elias and Madeline Genovese.

Surviving are his companion of 42 years, Bille Mae Tedesco, a sister, Josephine Weidman ( Alvin ) of Wheeling and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received on Sunday February 5, 2017 from 2 – 6 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling. Mass of Christian will be celebrated on Monday February 6, 2017 at 12 noon at Our Lady of Lebanon Church with Monsignor Bakhos Chidiac as celebrant. Interment will be held at a later date in Mt Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Vigil services will be held on Sunday February 5, 2017 at 2:30 pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Lebanon Church, 2216 Eoff Street, Wheeling or to

Online condolences may be made to the family at

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David & Deborah Skiba, Myrtle Beach, SC
6 years ago

My wife and I send our sincerest condolences to the family of Joe Elias. We both worked for Joe for many years at the Wheeling Post Office. May you Rest In Peace in God’s heavenly kingdom Joe.

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard
6 years ago

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 John Elias, 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..
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Air Force Veteran, Joseph John Elias, 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 †

Dennis R Albaugh
6 years ago

My sincere and deepest condolences to the family and friends of “Joe”. Denny Albaugh