Silvio “Joe” Perilli

March 28, 1928 - December 7, 2016

03/28/1928 - 12/07/2016

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PERILLI, Silvio “Joe”, 88, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Bishop Hodges Continuous Care Center.

He was born March 28, 1928, in Bretz, W.Va., a son of the late Antonio and Annunziata Perilli. He worked as a service manager for the Hundley Motor Company before retiring from Wheeling Park High School as a vocational teacher. He was a member of the Warwood Vets, Saints and Sinners, the Elks Lodge 28 in Wheeling, the Italian American Club, The Knights of Columbus Carroll Council #504, and the Sons of Italy. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean War.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Maria Pavoni and Margarita Perilli.

He is survived by his wife, Rhoda M. (Smith) Perilli; two daughters, Diana Gavin of Oceanside, Calif., and Paula J. Perilli of Virginia Beach, Va.; one son, Victor Perilli of Independence, Mo.; and four grandchildren, Ericjohn Gavin, Shannon Gavin, Antonio Perilli, and Hannah Perilli.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Alphonus Catholic Church (Click Here) and to the Belmont County Animal Shelter (Click Here) through

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Pete Cuffaro
6 years ago

Sorry to hear about Joe.

He was a great guy!

Pete Cuffaro
Wheeling, West Virginia

Julie Bleifus Schiess
6 years ago

I was so sorry to hear about Joe. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I always enjoyed Joe’s cooking and he was always so fun to be around.

Dennis R Albaugh
6 years ago

My sincere and deepest condolences to the family of “Joe”. Denny Albaugh

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard
6 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 Silvio Joe Perilli 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 Army Korean War Veteran, Silvio Joe Perilli, 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 †

Mike Bogers
6 years ago

Joe was full of life.. He wrote a book, loved playing poker, and was a great cook! I would occasionally assist him with computer related questions. I could always count on a hot Italian meal waiting on me when I arrived. You will be missed Joe! My condolences to his friends and family.

H. Lawrence Jones
6 years ago

Joe’s Family:

Joe was a fine professional, admired by his students and peers alike. We share in your loss. H. Lawrence Jones, Ed.D.

David Delk
6 years ago

Joe was a great guy and a shrewd and clever poker player. If I have the pleasure of playing cards with guys half my age when I’m in my 80s, I hope I am equally unpredictable, irascible and gracious. He lived a full life, and I enjoyed hearing about it.