WHALEN, Timothy P. “Timmy”, 18 of Wheeling, W.Va., died accidentally at home on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.
He was born October 28, 1997, in Wheeling a son of Kathleen S. “Kat” (Cox) Barber-Whalen and the late Timothy W. Whalen (December 22, 2012).
Timmy was a senior at Wheeling Park High School and a student of the Welding Program, planning to pursue his career after graduation in May. His intelligence and wisdom were beyond his years. He was always creating, inventing, and building things since childhood. He enjoyed music of all types, fishing, fireworks, football, and hiking with his siblings and best friend, his dog “Rusty”.
Timmy had so many plans and dreams that he was so excited to achieve. Most of all Timmy was a kind-hearted, compassionate, and funny person everyone loved. He would give the shirt off his back for anyone. He cared deeply for his family, friends, and everyone he met. Timmy would talk to anyone in their time of need. He would tell his friends “It’s not so bad, tomorrow is another day.”
Timmy was a wonderful young man who was respected by his peers, teachers, family, and anyone he met. Timmy’s life was cut too short. He had much to offer.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Paul A. (Martha) Whalen, and his maternal grandparents, Robert S. (Hazel) Cox.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sisters, Kimberly N. Barber and fiancé, Joey Clovis of Wheeling, and Martha R. Whalen of Wheeling; one brother, Brian N. Barber of Wheeling; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many close friends.
Friends will be received on Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 2-8 pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 8 pm. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 7, 2016, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, at 10 am with Msgr. Jeremiah McSweeney officiating.
Memorial donations can be made to the Wheeling Treatment Center, 256 Jenkins Lane, Triadelphia, W.Va. 26059 c/o www.tmcfunding.com or to Timothy’s family in his honor.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com