Sophia Moses

October 6, 1923 - August 14, 2016

10/06/1923 - 08/14/2016

Past Services

Wednesday August 17, 2016
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Thursday August 18, 2016
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-0460 | Directions
Thursday August 18, 2016
10:30 am
Cathedral of St. Joseph
1300 Eoff St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-233-4121 | Directions


Sophia K. Moses, 92, of Wheeling, passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2016 in Liza’s Place. She was born in Wheeling on October 6, 1923 a daughter of the late, Peter and Cathryn (Shaleva) Koltas. She was a member of Cathedral of St Joseph, volunteered for the Greater Wheeling Soup Kitchen and Catholic Charities, Cathedral of St Joseph Funeral luncheons and member of Ministry of Praise.

Sophia is survived by her 8 children, Joan (Nelson) Sobutka of Wheeling, Judith (Joseph) DiSarro of Pittsburgh, John (Jo) Moses, James Moses, Joseph (Amy) Moses all of Wheeling, Jerome Moses of San Francisco, CA, Jacqueline Moses of San Francisco, CA and Janet (Richard) Goddard of Sarasota, FL; 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Deacon John G. Moses in 2005; a son, Sgt. Major Jeffery Moses; 4 brothers and 4 sisters.

Friends may call Wednesday from 2-6 pm in the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling where a Vigil service will be held at 5:30pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Cathedral of St Joseph Thursday at 10:30 am with Msrg. Kevin Quirk officiating. Entombment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

On line condolences may be expressed through

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Liza’s Place (Click Here), Cathedral of St Joseph (Click Here), Youth Services System (Click Here) and St Judes Hospital (Click Here) through in her memory.


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John Giese Sr
7 years ago

Hi John, I am so sorry for your loss. Never got to meet your Mom but I am sure she was a wonderful woman who raised one terrific son. Please accept my thoughts and prayers in this most difficult time. When you get the opportunity call me @610-420-4742…I would love to hear your voice…All my best, Goose

Celeste Barton
7 years ago

R I P Sophia, your kind words will never be forgotten

norma kotlas
7 years ago

I am now able to send my deepest sorrows to you all. I have tried to reach my dear sister so many times during the past year, as well as you John. I guess it just wasn’t meant to be. Sophie knew how very much I loved her. I am so deeply sorry.

Pete & Erin Cuffaro
7 years ago

To the Moses Family:

Sorry to hear about your mother.

Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

With deepest condolences,

Pete & Erin Cuffaro
Wheeling, West Virginia

Anne Wensel Blacker
7 years ago

To Jim and Family,
You are in my thoughts and prayers. She was a wonderful!

Jill Fry
7 years ago

I knew Mrs. Moses from attending St. Joseph’s Cathedral. She was a constant presence there every Sunday for 10:30 a.m. Mass. I even remember where she always sat in church. She was a very kind, gracious and spiritual lady. I also had the pleasure to know Mr. Moses also from church, where he served as Deacon for many years. If you knew these wonderful two people even slightly, you know that they were dedicated to their large family, their community, and especially to their faith. It was an honor to know them. I send my condolences to the Moses family, and in particular, my friends John and Jo. May Mrs. Moses rest in peace.

Peggy Cartus
7 years ago

Dear John and Family Moses, I am so sorry that you have lost your beloved mother. She is irreplaceable in your life, in your family and in our world. She spoke to me on innumerable Sunday mornings in the words of the first and second ‘readings’ – never using her own words but always, obviously, sharing her faith-full life. Her blessings continue . . .for you, her wonderful family and for us, who knew her from afar

Steve Sobutka
7 years ago

Trying to summarize a lifetime of memories of your grandma in a few paragraphs is difficult to say the least. I will always cherish all of the memories of my grandma – the funny & pleasant along with the sad ones too. I know how much she loved all of us grandkids & spoiled us but not too much, lol. I wish I was able to pay my final respects in person but I’ll be thinking of her. Love you Grandma & rest in peace. Oh one other thing when you see Grandpa please ask Grandpa to go easy with the face slap next time I see him, lol.

Cheryl McCombs
7 years ago

Sorry for your loss Joan, keep all the memories alive for yourself & the kids. Prayers & hugs

Linda Leithe
7 years ago

My condolences to the family of Sophia especially those I had the pleasure of working with, John,Joe,Jim and Jerry. They were not only good people but very funny. Your mom raised some great kids! May she rest in peace.