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Joseph Paul Bechtel
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Birth: Nov. 12, 1920
Death: Feb. 7, 2007

Joseph Bechtel

BECHTEL, Joseph Paul, 86, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Wednesday, February 7, 2007 in Wheeling Hospital.

He was born in Wheeling on November 12, 1920, a son of the late Harry P. and Mary M. Morningstar Bechtel.

He was a 1938 graduate of Wheeling Central Catholic High School, following high school he received his degree in Chemical Engineering. He was a former employee of Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Company; and he was a retired Mail Carrier with the United States Postal Service. He was a member of St. Joseph Cathedral, where he served as an usher, Eucharistic minister, and altar server; he was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council No. 504, Wheeling. He was a member of the Wheeling Central Catholic Boosters and President of the former Band Boosters; a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers; and St. Joseph Cathedral Holy Name Society. He was the Wheeling Central Catholic High School Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball and Girls Softball scorekeeper; he was the former Football and Basketball Coach at Cathedral Grade School; and he served meals to the home bound for the Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center; and was a former Cub Scout Leader.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Lally Bechtel; two brothers, H. Francis Bechtel and Donald Bechtel; a sister, Mary Lou Gantzer; a grandson, Shawn Barry; and a son-in-law, Michael "Mitch" Carp.

Surviving are two sons, Joseph M. and Thomas F. "Bear" Bechtel of Wheeling; five daughters, Donna Kemp and her husband, Mark, Beth Ann Carp, Mary Jo McGinley and her husband, Edmund, Theresa Barry and her husband, William, and Eleanor Barry and her husband, Daniel, all of Wheeling; 12 grandchildren; a great-grandson; and several nephews and nieces.

Friends will be received at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., where a vigil service will be held at 3:30 pm.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral, Wheeling with the Rev. Dennis Schuelkens as celebrant.

Interment will follow in Parkview Memorial Gardens, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wheeling Central Catholic High School.

Source Citation: Newspaper: Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register, The; Publication Date: 8 Feb 2007; Publication Place: Wheeling, WV, United States
Parkview Memorial Gardens
Ohio County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Grave Yard Ghost
Record added: Nov 09, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22790519
Joseph Paul Bechtel
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Mail delivery was never the same after you retired. Rest in peace, Joe.
 Added: Nov. 12, 2015

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