Richard Philip Henning

June 19, 1948 - December 20, 2023

06/19/1948 - 12/20/2023

Richard Philip Henning, a beloved father, grandfather, brother and friend, went home to be with the Lord on December 20, 2023, at the age of 75. Affectionately known as Dick, he was born on June 19, 1948, in Wheeling, WV, to the late John Francis and Angela Elizabeth (Filip) Henning.

Dick was a hard-working man. He spent many years at Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel before dedicating his life to serving others as a Medical Technologist at Ohio Valley Medical Center. His contributions in the field were invaluable, and he made a lasting impact on the lives of many patients. Dick’s work ethic and commitment to excellence were admired by all who had the pleasure of knowing and working with him.

In addition to his professional achievements, Dick proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps., demonstrating his unwavering dedication to his country. His service was a testament to his strength, courage, and love for his nation.

Dick’s family and friends will forever cherish the memories they shared with him. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Joyce Ann (Holub) Henning; his children, Emily Dominici of Wheeling, WV; Richard (Rhonda) Henning of Hurricane, WV; and Daniel Henning of Wheeling. Dick’s siblings, Donald A. (Roberta) Henning of Wheeling, WV; Joyce Henning of Tucson, AZ; and Roxanne (Frank) Geleski of Toledo, OH, will deeply miss their brother’s presence in their lives.

He was also blessed with three cherished grandchildren: Kelsey Dominici (Kyle Markle), Angela Henning, and Joshua Henning. His nieces, nephews, and cousins hold fond memories of their dear uncle close to their hearts.

A visitation to honor Dick’s life will take place on Tuesday, December 26, from 1-3 p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, located at 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling. A Prayer Service will follow the visitation at 3 p.m., where family and friends will gather to pay their final respects.

An avid hobbyist, Dick enjoyed model trains, rockets and fishing, and was a skilled handyman.

Richard Philip Henning, a man of faith, lived his life with a kind and generous spirit. His dedication to his work, his country, and his loved ones was an inspiration to all. He will be deeply missed but forever remembered for the impact he made on those around him. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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Karen Bowen Dougherty
2 months ago

I am so very sorry to read this about Dick. I still remember when you first started dating…old day! Talks on the roof. Hope you are doing well, all things considered. Miss the friends I made at OV but will never forget you! My prayers for your peace and comfort at this most difficult time.

Karen J Crandall
2 months ago

I have many good memories of Dick while living on Elm St. He took such loving care creating a beautiful home and yard for his family and enjoyed the simple things of life. He will always be a fond part of our stories and memories while living in Wheeling and comes up when we talk about our time there. I am grateful to have known him as he and Joyce made an impact in my life that will live on. I am deeply sorry for your family’s loss and so wish I could be there to pay final respects. Peace and comfort as you grieve the loss of “Pappy”. With love, Karen Crandall

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
2 months 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 Richard Philip Henning, 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 Marine Veteran, Richard Philip Henning, 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 †

Paula and Malcolm Webster
2 months ago

We are so sorry to hear about Dick’s passing. We loved being Elm Street neighbors with Dick and Joyce. Many happy memories there. Our condolences.