Walter J. Lefkay

October 27, 1933 - June 28, 2018

10/27/1933 - 06/28/2018

Past Services

Sunday July 01, 2018
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Monday July 02, 2018
Greenwood Cemetery
1526 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0270 | Directions
Monday July 02, 2018
9:30 am
St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
2111 Market Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304 232-4353 | Directions

LEFKAY, Walter J., 84, of Wheeling, W.Va. Died Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Wheeling Hospital.

He was born October 27, 1933, in Wheeling, a son of the late Francis J. Lefkay and Laura Waskiewicz Szarek. He was Catholic by Faith and a member of the Cave Club in Wheeling, The Warwood Vets Club, and Local Union #33.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step father, Ben Szarek, and one brother, Frank Lefkay.

He is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth S. Roberts Lefkay; one daughter, Mary Ann (Mel) Stephens of Wheeling; one son, Joseph (Andrea) Lefkay of Elkview, W.Va.; three grandchildren, Nicole (Jimmy) Maxwell of Wheeling, Chris (Kristin) Stephens of Winfield, W.Va., and Kathryn (Jonathon) Chmelik of Mapletown, Pa.; and three great grandchildren, J.C. Maxwell, Kalani Stephens, and baby Chmelik due in November 2018.

Friends will be received on Sunday, July 1, 2018 from 4-8 pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling where a vigil service will be held at 7:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 9:30 am at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Wheeling with Rev. Arul Anthony as celebrant. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 159 Edgington Lane, Wheeling, W.Va. 26003 (Click Here)and to the Wheeling Central Catholic High School boys’ basketball team, 75 14th Street Wheeling, W.Va. 26003 (Click Here) or through

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Dennis R Albaugh
5 years ago

My sincere and deepest condolences to the family and friends of Walter. Denny Albaugh

Lillian K Payne
5 years ago

Syd & I have been friends with Walter & Liz for many years. We have so many great memories – the couples weekends – the Euchre & Bid 500 card games – the card club Christmas parties plus so many more. Our children have remained friends & now they will share their stories. I will keep Walter & all the family in my thoughts & prayers.

Lee and Patsy Glessner
5 years ago

To the Entire Lefkay Family
Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficlult time. Walter was a fun guy …always smiling. Cherish the memories.