Geno L. Sessi

February 17, 1938 - November 23, 2016

02/17/1938 - 11/23/2016

Past Services

Sunday November 27, 2016
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-695-0475 | Directions
Monday November 28, 2016
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Geno L. Sessi, 78, of St. Clairsville, Ohio died Wednesday November 23, 2016 at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.

He was born February 17, 1938 in Steubenville, Ohio the son  of the late Geno and Helen Vucelich Sessi.
Geno was an employee of the Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory, St. Clairsville, Ohio.
A retired employee of the Ohio Valley Battery & Ignition and a former motor carrier inspector for the Ohio Department of Highway Safety.
Geno was a member of the St. Mary Catholic Church in St. Clairsville, a graduate of St. Clairsville High School, attended the University of Iowa and The Ohio State University. He was past president of the local PERS Chapter, member of the Stone Chimney Club, and a member of the St. Clairsville Alumni, and a former president of the Belmont Hills Country Club, and a  member of the St. Clairsville High School Hall of Fame and the Ohio Valley Hall of Fame.
In addition to his parents Geno was preceded in death by a daughter, Amy Sessi Harris, and a nephew, Jay McClain.
Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Peggy Jo McClain Sessi, his daughter Tammy (Rich) Spence of Orlando Florida. Also two granddaughters, Alexis Blateri and Bella Spence.
Family and friends will be received at the Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory, 204 West Main Street, St. Clairsville, Ohio on Sunday from 2-5 PM and Monday at the St. Mary Catholic Church from 9 AM until time of funeral liturgy with Mass at 10 AM with Father Ed Maxfield as celebrant.
Vigil services will be held at the funeral home Sunday at 2PM.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the  St. Clairsville Stadium Improvement Fund by going to “”. To donate please CLICK HERE.
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Rick Shimble
6 years ago

Condolence to your family. Geno was very instrumental in getting my dad (Art Shimble) into the St. C Athletic Hall of Fame. Forever grateful.

Mugsy Kerr
6 years ago

Peggy, I was so sad to hear of Geno’s passing. Penny called me today and told me the news. What wonderful memories we all have of our St.C days. It was so nice to see you both when I came back for Jim’s dedication into the St.C Hall of Fame. My thoughts are with you and your family, Love Mugsy

Jim Sanford and Family
6 years ago

Peggy and Family,
The Sanford family was at Belmont Hills CC having supper on Wednesday 11/23. During which, we talked about how much we enjoyed seeing you and Geno during our visits to Belmont County. Geno was a warm, caring and generous person with a wonderfully funny sense of humor. Whenever we lament our aches and pains of aging, we would quote Geno…..” getting old aint for sissys” So sorry to learn of his passing. He will live forever in our memories.

Mark Nicholes
6 years ago

Tammy and family,

The Class of 1979 at St. Clairsville sends heartfelt condolences to you and your family with the passing of Geno. Our hearts and prayers are with you always.

Mark Nicholes and the Class of 1979

Patricia Hays
6 years ago

I was so saddened on learning of Geno’s passing. What a true friend to all who knew him. He so loved his family and was so proud of his girls. Peggy Jo and Tammy, I know how you will miss him – we all will.

Dick and Shirley Southard
6 years ago

Peggy Jo and Tammy, Geno was a very special person and we were fortunate to have shared many good times together, golfing, parties, and trips. He will always be remembered. In our prayers. God Bless
Dick and Shirley Southard

Dennis Rossetti
6 years ago

Sympathy, Love and Caring thoughts to your family for your great loss of Geno Sessi. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love never dies!

Ann Verardi
6 years ago

Such a lovely man . I will miss his smile & special comments to me at mass . Deepest sympathy to all .

Barry Hess
6 years ago

As a young teammate, I always looked up to Geno—after all, he was an outstanding athlete, had a beautiful cheerleader girlfriend, and a great car—thus I enjoyed blocking for him! Prayers and condolences. Barry Hess

Nadine DeGenova
6 years ago

Dear Peggy Jo and Tammy,

My parents just informed me of Geno’s passing and I am so deeply sorry to hear this news. I have such fond memories of you both laughing while others joined in to a point where the entire room was lit up with the true spirit of friendship! Great fun was had by all when Geno was around and I still enjoy the great stories my parents tell when we are together. Just know that you and Tammy are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.