Richard Ray Sheckler, 89, of St. Clairsville, OH, formerly of Fernwood Road Weirton, WV entered into death Tuesday, April 3,2001 in Forest Hills Care Center. He was born in Newell, WV on May 18, 1912, a son of the late Dan and Elizabeth Noakes Sheckler. He was a graduate of Greenbrier Military School; and a retiree of Weirton Steel Corp. He was a member of the 25 Year Club of Weirton Steel, an avid golfer, and a Methodist by faith. He was a former member of the Weirton Elks BPOE Lodge, and Weirton Steel Bowling League. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Margaret D. Bernier Sheckler of 59 years, a son Paul, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Surviving are two daughters: Claire Kieffer and her husband Gene of St. Clairsville, Joan Vukelich and her husband Dr. Sam of Hilton Head SC,; 5 grandchildren, Leanne Yocke and Kathy Wilson of Virginia Beach, VA, William R. Yocke of Weirton, Michael Vukelich of Mechanicsburg, PA and Lara Yull of Sarasota, FL and 3 great-grandchildren, Jack, Sam and Maxwell. Private services will be held and he will be laid to rest in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Steubenville, OH Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Service: Blank US Visitation: Blank US Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Joan, My condolences are with you and your family. I know it has been a struggle for your dad these last years and I know it has been difficult for you as well. I am thinking of you.

  2. Claire and Joan, You may not remember me, but I am the granddaughter of Edith Sheckler Brown and the daughter of Inez Brown Bennett. Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your Father. My Aunt, Pat Silbaugh, has shared with me the correspondence she has had recently with Claire. It is unfortunate that “family” can be so unacquainted. Again, I am truly sorry for your loss. Jackie

  3. Dear Claire and Joan My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. Feel comforted knowing he is at peace and free of pain. Your cousin Pat

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