Stanley John Wolen, 89, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Monday, February 5, 2018, in Wheeling Hospital.
Stan was born May 9, 1928, in Wheeling, a son of the late George and Catherine (Bober) Wolen. He was a graduate of Wheeling Central Catholic High School; a retired cable technician for C&P Telephone Co.; and U.S. Army Korean War veteran.
A devout Catholic, Stan was a member of St. Michael Parish and the Knights of Columbus, Carroll Council No. 504, Wheeling. He was also an avid sports fan, especially the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers; and loved doing yard work. Above all, Stan was a dedicated and loving family man.
In addition to his parents, Stan was preceded in death by three brothers, Frank, William and Joe Wolen; and a sister, Bertha Auber. He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Rita A. (Wojcik) Michaels Wolen; his beloved children, Delphine Wolen Zelaski (David) of Greenville, N.C., Mark Michaels of Columbus, Ohio, Cheryl Campbell (Mark) of Wheeling, Scott Michaels (Elizabeth) of Pittsburgh, Pa. and Eric Michaels (Kathy) of Wheeling; eight grandchildren, Kate Lynn Michaels, Benjamin Michaels, Peter Stanley Zelaski, Mackenzie Michaels, Alaina Michaels, Megan Zelaski, Connor Michaels and Carter Michaels; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 pm, Friday, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 7:30 pm, with rosary devotion immediately following. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am, Saturday, February 10, 2018, at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling, with the Rev. William K. Matheny, Jr. as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.
To the family of Stanley John Wolen. My family sends their deepest sympathy to you. Our thoughts and prayers goes out to you. Isaiah chapter 25 verse 8.
Rita and family: the pain of our loss is still fresh, so I can not just sympathize – but empathize – with what you’re enduring now. While I didn’t really “know” Stan, I do know he treated you with love and respect. I have a hunch he was welcomed to Heaven by lotsa folks we know and love. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.
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 Stanley John Wolen, 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..
and prayers to the family of ….
US Army Veteran, Stanley John Wolen, 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 †
Heaven is a little bit warmer today because Stan is there to make sure there’s enough wood on the fire ‼️And the lawn is surely mown especially on the steep parts no one else up there would chance cutting Rest up dad we’ll all be coming to visit soon. Just make sure you have the game on…
Rita and Family, Stan will be greatly missed, he was a super friend and neighbor, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Our deepest condolences to Stan’s wonderfull family. We will all miss his welcoming and caring smile and will never forget his great sense of humor. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With love, Randy & Mary Burris
My condolences to the family of Stanley Wolen. Look forward to the time promise when we can welcome back our loved ones from sleep that only our Heavenly Father can awaken them from. (John 11:11; 5:28&29) God’s Word gives us the sure hope of the resurrection of being raised to life once again. You can ead this scripture online at http://www.jw.org