Richard Walley

WALLEY, Richard Vincent, Sr., 83, of Tampa, FL, formerly of Weirton, WV, passed away Saturday, September 14, 2013, at St. Joseph Hospital in Tampa, FL.

He was the husband of the late Elizabeth “Marge” Kelchak Walley who passed away in 2007.

He was born on November 2, 1929, in Carnegie, PA, a son of the late Paul and Pauline Musiol Walley. Richard was also preceded in death by a brother, Paul Walley and a sister, Lillian Sirback.

With 37 years of service, Mr. Walley retired from Weirton Steel Corporation, where he was a pipe coverer. He was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, where he served as an usher for many years, Moose Lodge 688, Evert Maki American Legion Post 10, WSX 25-Year Club, WSX bowling league. He was also an avid bowler, gardner, tee ball and Little League baseball coach, assistant coach to his wife who coached a title winning girls softball team. He was also a successful bowler who held a number of team and singles city wide champion titles. Mr. Walley was a former Boy Scout leader at St. Paul’s Church and was an avid freshwater fisherman.

He is survived by three sons, Richard Walley and companion, Alexandra Diaz, of Tampa, FL, Patrick Walley and companion, Tara Stiles, of Lakeland, FL and William Deerfield of San Diego, CA; a sister, Evelyn Phillips of Weirton.

Visitation will be Saturday from noon until the 1 p.m. Memorial Mass at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 140 Walnut St. Weirton. Reverend Father Larry Dorsch as celebrant.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock County Animal Shelter, 715 Gas Valley Rd. New Cumberland, WV 26047.

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