O’Connell, Sr. Michael W., 78, of Wheeling, died Wednesday January 18, 2017 in Wheeling Hospital.
He was born December 30, 1938 in Wheeling, WV., the son of the late Edward and Virginia O’Connell.
Michael was retired from the WV Dept of Highways, a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Wheeling and a member of the Cave Club, Wheeling.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife Loyola Weithe O’Connell in 2011, three brothers Jake, Thomas and Kenneth O’Connell and a sister Ellen Heller.
Surviving are a son, Michael O”Connell ( Billie Jo ) of Wheeling, two step sons, Leo Piko III ( Laurence ) of Lancaster, Ohio, Mark Piko ( Michele ) of Columbus, four step daughters, Renee’ Morchese ( Paul ) of Warwood, Lisa Wahl ( Robert ) of Columbus Ohio , Trina Pissos ( George ) of Wheeling and Christa Wensel ( Jason ) of Wheeling, a brother George O’Connell of Martins Ferry, Ohio, a sister Virginia Richardson ( Donald ) of Benwood, nineteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Family and friends will be received on Sunday January 22, 2017 from noon- 3 and 6-8 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday January 23, 2017 at 10:30 am at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Wheeling with Monsignor Eugene S. Ostrowski as celebrant. Interment to follow in Mt Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
Memorial contributions may be made to Leukemia Society, Two Gateway Center, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15222 or through www.tmcfunding.com
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com