Peter J. “Pete” Jafrate

October 29, 1920 - June 26, 2018

10/29/1920 - 06/26/2018

Past Services

Sunday July 01, 2018
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Monday July 02, 2018
Parkview Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Wheeling, WV 26003
Monday July 02, 2018
1:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions

Peter Joseph “Pete” Jafrate, 97, formerly of Benwood, WV, passed away peacefully at home, Tuesday, June 26, 2018 in Washington, PA.

He was born October 29, 1920, a son of the late Gaetano and Dominica (Boretta) Jafrate. Pete was a member of St. Johns Catholic Church and a WWII, US Army Veteran. Pete never met a person he couldn’t talk to, was always there to lend a helping hand to those in need and made sure to enjoy life to the fullest with a positive and outgoing attitude. He enjoyed playing the harmonica and dancing, but above everything, he cherished his family.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife, Rosalind Irene Jafrate; one sister, Mildred Martini and two brothers, Alfonse and Albert Jafrate.

Pete is survived by his two children, Linda (David) Harton and Richard (Silvia) Jafrate; one sister, Jennie Magestro; one brother, Angelo Jafrate; three grandchildren, Beth Harton, David (Kristen) Harton and Beatriz Jafrate; several nieces and nephews and extended family from all over the world.

Family and friends will be received Sunday, July 1, 2018 from 1-7 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Homes, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger St., where services will be held Monday, July 2, 2018 at 1 pm with Fr. Arul Anthony officiating. Interment will take place at Parkview Memorial Gardens.

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Henry Skvarka
4 years ago

Our since condolences to Pete’s Family. He always had a great smile and willing to have a conversation. Our thanks for his service to our country. I found out that he was a athlete, and like to take long walks and jog. My honor and pleasure to know him. Henry Skvarka AZ and extended Skvarka Family in Benwood WV.

Kent Semple
4 years ago

Rick I pass on my condolences to you on the passing of your father.

Susan Lacock
4 years ago

Dear Linda,
Please accept my deepest sympathy at the passing of your father.The video makes me think of my dad, “ such a character “. I miss my dad so much. May God grant you peace.
Much love,
Susan Brownlee Lacock RN graduate of OVGH in wheeling,WV

Michael J. Denning
4 years ago

U.Pete was a wonderful example of how to always enjoy your day with a smile and one heck of a dancer !!

tammy noble
4 years ago

Pete was a cute man. And he was very cooperative and kind to me and my grandson lj. He was up for anything just to have fun. May god be with his family in this time of morning of a great loss

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard
4 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 Peter J. Jafrate, 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 Army Veteran, Peter J. Jafrate, 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
4 years ago

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