Reynold M. Vani

May 2, 1929 - May 3, 2016

05/02/1929 - 05/03/2016

Past Services

Friday May 06, 2016
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions
Saturday May 07, 2016
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-0460 | Directions
Saturday May 07, 2016
12:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions

Reynold M. Vani, 87, of McMechen, WV, died Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Wheeling Hospital.
He was born May 2, 1929 in Benwood, WV, a son of the late Benedict and Mary Conti Vani.

Reynold was retired from the Mobay Chemical Corp., was a member of St. James Catholic Church and was an Air Force veteran.

In addition to his parents, Reynold was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Niedermyer Vani in 2000, a brother; Eugene Vani and a sister; Joanna Keller.

Surviving is his daughter, Katherine E. Vani of McMechen, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends will be received on Friday, May 6, 2016 from 2:00pm until 8:00pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall St., McMechen, WV where services will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 12noon with Rev. Bekeh Utietiang officiating.

Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Catholic Church, 326 Logan St., McMechen, WV 26040.

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Brenda Crow
7 years ago

So sorry for your loss, Kathy. You were definitely one of his greatest joys and greatest blessings in life. Hugs and prayers, Brenda

Rosemary Morris
7 years ago

Kathy, so sorry to read of dads passing, He is together with your mother now. Love and prayers to you.

Judie (Richards) Anderson
7 years ago

Reynold was like a second Dad to me growing up. He welcomed me into his home anytime. He was a lovely man, a dedicated husband, and a loving father who adored his daughter, Kathy, of whom he was so proud. I remember how I was amazed that he could fix almost anything electronic. He was always tinkering in his workshop. I remember his shy smile that was always ready and the twinkle in his eyes. He was one of the “good guys” and he will be missed.

Cheryl A McCombs
7 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Losing a parent is devastating as I know. May your memories help you thru this time.

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard
7 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 Renold M. Vani, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of…..

US Air Force Veteran, Renold M. Smith, “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 †