Ira Joseph "Peppy" Altieri, 63, a former resident of Elkins, and more recently a resident of Buckhannon, departed this life peacefully early Wednesday morning, Jan. 16, 2013, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Buckhannon, in the arms of his wife. He had been in declining health fighting a courageous three-year battle with lung cancer.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Today, at 2 p.m., a funeral service will be conducted with Michael Y. A. Joseph as the Celebrant. Interment will follow in Saint Brendan Cemetery at Elkins where full military honors will be accorded by members of the H.W. Daniel's Post 29 American Legion, Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars and the West Virginia National Guard Honor Guard.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to your favorite charity, in "Peppy's" memory. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Ira Joseph "Peppy" Altieri. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.