MUCHECK, Joseph, M., 98, of Benwood, W.Va., died Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home.
He was born October 27, 1918, in Benwood, a son of the late Peter and Frances (Bakak) Mucheck. He was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Benwood and retired from the Louis Marx Company. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII in the Pacific Theater and received many honors including, the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Ribbon, 2 bronze stars, the American Service defense Medal, Good Conduct Medal and a Purple Heart Medal. He was also a member of the Disabled Veterans of America.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Ranay Terry, one brother, John Mucheck, and one sister, Anna Meyers.
He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Kathleen (Sapp) Mucheck; one daughter, Sheila (Terry) Bonaventura of Follansbee, W.Va., one sister, Catherine Collins of Moundsville, W.Va., four grandchildren, Leigh Anne Terry of Va., Chad (Amanda) Terry of Mass., Jeffery (Devany) Bonaventura of Bridgeport, W.Va., and Scott (Ashley) Bonaventura of Follansbee W.Va.; four great grandchildren, Bailee Bonaventura, Aurora Terry, Iris Terry, and Emma Skinner; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 11 am at St. James Catholic Church, McMechen, with Rev. Bekeh Utietiang as celebrant. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. John Catholic Church (Click Here) through www.tmcfunding.com
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com