Patrick James Horan, 79, of Benwood, W.Va., passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016, in Liza’s Place, Valley Hospice Care Center South, Wheeling, W.Va.
Pat was born March 3, 1937, in Wheeling, a son of the late Dionysius and Katherine (Carlin) Horan. He was a proud graduate of Wheeling Central Catholic High School, and a life-long member of St. James Catholic Church, McMechen, where he was a former altar server and member of the Parish Council and Holy Name Society.
Pat was a retired letter carrier for the McMechen Post Office, with 37 years of service; retired part-time employee of Altmeyer Funeral Homes; and a past councilman for the City of Benwood. He was also a former youth baseball and basketball coach; and a member of the Garibaldi Lodge, Benwood, where he enjoyed playing bocce ball. Above all, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Horan; and a brother, William Horan.
Pat is survived by his wife of 49 years, Carol A. (Smith) Horan; two children, Michael (Silvia) Horan of McMechen and Lori (Michael) Smith of Benwood; a sister, Katherine (James) Bosworth of McMechen; seven grandchildren, Zachary, Justin, Jared, Michael and Marisa Horan, and Joshua and Jacob Smith; several nieces and nephews; and his dog, Heidi.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 pm, Thursday, July 28, 2016, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen. Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Entombment will be in Mount Calvary Garden Mausoleum, Wheeling.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Valley Hospice, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943, or the Town and Country Animal Hospital Angel Fund, 831 Old Fairmont Pike, Wheeling, WV 26003. Contributions may also be made online at www.tmcfunding.com. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com
Carol and family, very sorry for your loss. Pat was one special man.
Nothing but wonderful memories of Pat. Such a kind, cheerful guy! I remember, as a child he always had his lunch at my parent’s store. He would stand by the produce counter, shoot the breeze with my Dad, and have his nutritious lunch that consisted of a bottle of 7Up and a Twinkie. As an adult, I would see him working at Altmeyers and he was still the same kind man who always remembered me. RIP Pat, heaven has gained a wonderful angel. My sincere condolences to his family.
Went to school at St. James together and on to Central. I Didn’t see him for years till my sis passed away and was at Altmeyer and he was working there. Always like “Tok”, that’s what we called him. He will be missed, he always had good to say for everyone. God Bless Him and may he rest in Peace. Ted Lander
Mr. Horan is a big part of my childhood. When it was my birthday I would be waiting on the porch for him to arrive with the mail and he would say I see someone’s having a birthday today. He was such a kind person who remembered me years later when I would visit Altmeyer’s. His passing is a loss not just to his family but also to everyone who knew him as the “mailman”. My deepest sympathy to his family.
Sympathies to family and friends. Saw Mr. Horan almost everyday, delivering our mail with a smile. Always would stop and chat with my Dad, Vic. A very nice man. He was a household name at the Gongola’s. Vicky Gongola Nelson Ocala FL
Deepest condolences at this time! Lizas place made his passing a peacfull one and comforting for you I’m sure!!!! Focus on your wonderful memories and the love of your family. My prayers are with you! Please do not hesitate to call if I can do anything!!
Condolences to the Family. Memories began at St. James Grade School.
Rosetta, Barbara and Regina Viscolosi, Rio Rancho, NM
We went to St. James together and truly a super guy. My deepest sympathy to all members of the family.