Robert Black

December 31, 1932 - May 1, 2016

12/31/1932 - 05/01/2016

Past Services

Thursday May 05, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Thursday May 05, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Friday May 06, 2016
Greenwood Cemetery
1526 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0270 | Directions
Friday May 06, 2016
1:00 pm
St, Michael Catholic Church
National Road
Wheeling, WV 43906
740-676-0051 | Directions

Robert E. “Bob” Black, 83, a lifelong resident of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Wheeling Hospital.

Bob was born December 31, 1932, in Wheeling. He retired as a store manager for the former A&P Tea Co. and then retired from W.A. Wilson Co., Wheeling. He was also U.S. Army veteran and a member of St. Michael Parish, Wheeling. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and enjoyed spending time on Sunfish Creek with family and friends. Above all, he was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Bob was preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years, Eleanor (Wolodkin) Black, in 2011; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, John and Anne Wolodkin.

Bob is survived by his two daughters, Karen Black Froble Marano and her husband, John of Beckley, W.Va. and Anne Remick Black of Wheeling; two grandchildren, Jonathan Froble and his fiance’, Jessica Crook and Matthew Froble and his wife, Dana, all of Beckley; a great-granddaughter, Rylie Froble; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 pm, Thursday, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 7:30 pm.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 pm, Friday, May 6, 2016, at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling, with Rev. Msgr. Jeremiah McSweeney as celebrant. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling, with full military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Parish, 1225 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003 or Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center, 125 18th Street, Wheeling, WV 26003. Contributions may also be made online at Online condolences may be offered to the family at

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Patty McClure
8 years ago

So sorry to hear of Uncle Bob’s passing. He was a very sweet man, and reminded me of my Dad in his older years. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. With love, Patty

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard
8 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 Robert Black, 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 Army Veteran, Robert Black, “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 †

Nancy, Bj and Aunt Martha
8 years ago

Annie, my mom, Bj and myself were so sorry to hear about your dad. We are sorry we can’t be there with you at this sad time but know that we are there in spirit and you will be in our thoughts and prayers. We love you.

Ann McClure
8 years ago

Annie, we are sorry about your Dad.. Roy and my kids always loved being at camp with him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Karen. Love,Nana

Judy Fox
8 years ago

Met Bob at Wheeling Park bingo several years ago, such a nice gentleman, he would save our seat beside him & we laughed & joked all the time. I will miss Bob, Heaven now has a new Angel. Goodbye my friend.