Philip Michael Shapaka, 77, of Wheeling, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2016 in Wheeling Hospital.
Phil is survived by his loving wife, of 53 years, Shirley (Baier) Shapaka; one sister, Carole (Lanny) Sacco of St. Clairsville, OH; two sisters-in-law, Gloria Baier-Francis and Carol Baier-Lemon both of Wheeling; and ten nieces and nephews, Jo Ellen Henderson, J.L. (Amy) Baier, Scott Baier, Rodney Baier, Stuart (Cathy) Baier, Christopher Baier, Michelle Gast, Lisa (Matt) Kennedy, Amy Morgan, Kristin (Dale) Sacco-Smith, Kevin (Lori Brown) Sacco, and Megan (Jason) Sacco Bailey.
He was born June 1, 1939, a son of the late Michael and Josephine (Bober) Shapaka. Phil was a Catholic by faith and a U.S. Army Veteran. He was Central Catholic High School graduate, where he played for the basketball and baseball teams and pitched a no hitter; later he attended, the former, Wheeling College and was on the first basketball team. Phil loved sports, his favorite teams where the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Miami Heat. He was an avid golfer. He retired from Edison Brothers Stores as a regional manager and Assistant Vice President.
Family and friends will be received Friday, July 8, 2016 from 4-8 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Homes, 1400 Eoff Street, with a vigil service at 4 pm. A mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, July 9, at 11 am with Monsignor Kevin Quirk officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center or National Parkinson Foundation in C/O www.tmcfunding.com
Condolences may be offered to the family online at www.altmeyer.com