Albert Thomas Hyde, better known to his friends as “Bud,” went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was 95 years old.
Bud was born October 31, 1925 in Glen Dale, WV to Harry F. Hyde and Charleen Evans Hyde. After high school he joined the Army and served during World War II with the 7th division during the battle of Okinawa and was awarded the Purple Heart.
After returning from the war, he met the love of his life, Mary Katherine Coffield. They were married in March of 1950 in Sherrard, WV and started their long life together. Albert worked several jobs doing refrigeration and electrical work before becoming a machinist at Weirton Steel Corporation where he worked for 37 years until retiring in 1988. He was a member of Cove Presbyterian Church where he had served as a Deacon, a Trustee and was a member of the church choir. Bud was an active member of the Weirton Lodge No. 171 A.F. & A.M., Osiris Shriners and Northern Panhandle Shrine Club. He loved being a part of the Osiris Clown unit and loved making balloon figurines for kids during all the circus and parade events.
In addition to his parents, Bud is preceded in death by daughter-in-law, Robin Hyde; grandson, Dustin Hyde; and two sisters, Elizabeth Sensil and Ella Mae Chambers.
He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Mary K. Coffield Hyde; two daughters and one son, Barbara Heinen (Dean) of Colliers, WV, Mark A. Hyde of Wright City, MO and Donna Marosi (Tom) of Follansbee, WV; seven grandchildren, Erika Oliver (Sam), Amanda Newlen, Christopher Heinen, Tyler Hyde, Lauren Ziler (Max), Erin Marosi and Joshua Marosi (Annika); and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will take place Tuesday October 19, 2021, 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm, at STEEL & WOLFE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 380 Penco Road, Weirton, WV, where the funeral will take place Wednesday at 11:00am with Reverend Terry Stoops presiding. Interment will follow at Highland Hills Memorial Gardens in Follansbee, WV where the Masonic Service will be rendered by Weirton Lodge No. 171 A.F. & A.M. and Military Honors will be rendered by West Virginia National Guard and American Legion Post No. 10 honor guards.
Memorial donations in Bud’s memory can be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children – Erie, 1645 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505. www.steelandwolfe.com