Theresa Catherine Velkovich

May 23, 1949 - February 22, 2022

05/23/1949 - 02/22/2022

Past Services

Tuesday March 01, 2022
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-2426 | Directions
Tuesday March 01, 2022
10:00 am
St. John Catholic Church
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-0051 | Directions

Theresa Catherine Velkovich,72, of Bridgeport, OH passed away on Tuesday evening, February 22, 2022 at Wheeling Hospital.
She was born on May 23, 1949, in Bellaire, OH as the first child of the late Joseph and Minnie (DeGenova) Velkovich.
In addition to her mother and father, she is preceded in death by her brother, Joseph Velkovich.
Theresa leaves behind her sister, and best friend, Rose Smith of Bridgeport, OH; one sister-in-law, Joy (Green) Velkovich of Bridgeport, OH, a nephew, RJ (Marcy) Smith of Reston, VA; two nieces, Amy (Michael) Sonk of New Albany, OH, Tiffany (Tyler) Wolfe of Martins Ferry, OH; six great nieces and great nephews, Audrey, Lola, Jackson, Lincoln, Landen and Addison; many extended family and friends; and her beloved sweet, furry friend, Bandit!
Theresa graduated in 1967 from St. John Central High School, Bellaire, OH. After high school, she graduated from Scotts School of Cosmetology and owned her own beauty shop for 15 years in Bridgeport. She enjoyed the many years she worked at The Coffee Shop in Bridgeport, where she met a lifelong number of friends. When she finally retired, it was from Lansing Gardens Apartments.
Theresa was a huge Steelers Fan, she loved watching all kinds of sports, especially basketball. She cheered for any team from Pittsburgh and always supported the local high school teams. She loved making craft projects, crocheting blankets, doing plastic canvas, reading and spending time with her family and great nieces and great nephews, that she absolutely adored! She will be sadly missed by all her family, friends and loved ones!
Our family would like to express our deepest appreciation to Valley Hospice Care and all the staff at Wheeling Hospital for making Theresa’s final days as comfortable and as peaceful as possible.
Arrangements by Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home 441 37th Street Bellaire, OH. There will be a public Funeral Mass at the St. John Catholic Church, Bellaire, OH on Tuesday March 1st at 10:00 am with Fr. Dan Heusel officiating. Private interment will be at the convenience of the family.
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Barb Warnock
1 year ago

Heartbroken to hear of Theresa’s passing. Many fond memories of fun times as neighbors & friends on Noble Street too many years ago. Theresa was fun, sweet and someone who loved people. Love and prayers for her & her family.

Terriann Bonfini
1 year ago

Rose and family you have my deepest sympathy on the passing of your dear sister Theresa. When I delivered to her we always had an interesting conversation.

Stacy Ryan
1 year ago

It is with such sadness to hear of her passing. She was an amazing woman and I have many fond memories of her kindness and wonderful personality. Aunt Rose, my heart is with you

Sandy Tarbet Marling
1 year ago

Rose and family; Thinking of you all and praying for peace in your hearts. What a nice person your sister was; I remember your family living up on Noble so many years ago. May she RIP

dianne Sarno
1 year ago

Amy, RJ, Rose and family I am so sadden by the passing of Theresa.I have had the pleasure of knowing Theresa for many years through Rose. I am sure she is walking with her beloved family in heaven. My prayers to all.

Dawn Blake & Malyah Coleman
1 year ago

Malyah and I will miss Theresa. She was always so fun to be around. Prayers for peace.

1 year ago

Theresa was always so much fun to talk to. She was a very kind and caring person. I’m so glad I got to know her through Rose. What a great sister and aunt! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jennifer Kennedy
1 year ago

Theresa was a friend and a neighbor to me. She was very sweet.