Robert “Bob” Morton Boone Jr., 77, of Wheeling, WV, passed away on January 5, 2022 at 7:45pm at the Wheeling Hospital-WVU Medicine of Wheeling, WV.
He was born on June 2, 1944 to Robert and Milded (Ross) Boone in Salinas, CA where his father was stationed in the Army.
Bob served in the Army and was stationed in Seoul, Korea and was a faithfully devoted Veteran. He served three years in the Army and was recognized as a Marksman Rifle and awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He had a deep love of America and its freedoms. He graduated and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Robert Morris University in 1973 and was a big believer in the American dream, with a work ethic that never quit. He married his “beautiful bride,” which he called her every day, Adele Marie Popelas, 51 years ago on December 5th, 1970. Together they built the most beautiful life filled with joy and the blessing of four children. Bob had a long career in the steel industry where he was known for his great attention to detail and constant drive for perfection in all that he did. Bob retired from Ohio Valley Steel in the position of Plant Manager and was also a lead estimator for Wheeling Corrugating.
After his family, there was nothing Bob loved more than his boat and the deep friendships he made across his 40+ year boating career where he was a member of the Martin’s Ferry Yacht Club and the Marietta Boat Club. Bob was the most amazing husband, father, and grandfather; he loved watching and celebrating his family’s achievements from his cozy seat of retirement.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Richard D. Boone and father-in-law Rudolph Joseph Popelas Sr.
Robert is survived by his loving wife Adele, four children: Renee A. (Sean ) Hart of Charlottesville, VA, Robert J. (Kris) Boone of Wheeling, WV, Kimberly M. (Roger) Hupp Jr. of Wheeling, WV, and Regina L. Boone of Wheeling, WV; sister-in-law, Frances V. Boone, mother-in-law Janet H. Popelas of Belle Vernon, PA; three brother-in-laws: Rudolph Joseph (Judy) Popelas Jr., Gregory (Gina) Popelas, both of Belle Vernon, PA; Joseph Tatar of Monongahela, PA, sister-in-laws: Joan (Michael) Lowe of Beckley, WV, and Janet Susan (Ken) Jones of Belle Vernon, PA; 8 grandchildren: Rowan, Sinclaire, and Harrison Hart, Dallas Reineke, Andrew and Noah Boone, Maggie and Gracelyn Hupp.
Visitation will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Homes – Elm Grove Chapel 154 Kruger Street Wheeling, WV 26003 on Saturday, January 8, 2022 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and then again from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.
The funeral will be held on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at 10:00 am; a priest will officiate the Liturgy of the Word at Elm Grove Chapel 154 Kruger Street Wheeling, WV 26003. Full military rites will be conducted by the Moundsville Veteran’s Memorial Squad.
Memorial contributions may be made to www.TMCFunding.com
Altmeyer Funeral Home – Elm Grove Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Boone family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.AltmeyerFuneralHomes.com
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