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 www.treasuredmemoriesfunding.com. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyer.com