Zachary Michael Materkoski

April 11, 1990 - June 11, 2015

04/11/1990 - 06/11/2015

Past Services

Sunday June 14, 2015
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Monday June 15, 2015
11:00 am
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-2426 | Directions
Monday June 15, 2015
11:00 am
St. John Catholic Church
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-0051 | Directions

Zachary Michael Materkoski, 25 of Wheeling, West Virginia died Thursday, June 11, 2015.

He was born April 11, 1990 in Wheeling, West Virginia a son of Michael F. and Kimberly A. Parr Materkoski.

Zach was currently a student at the Belmont Technical College in St. Clairsville, Ohio. He was a graduate of Bellaire High School, Class of 2008, where he was a Captain of the football team and had attended West Virginia University and was a former mine boss at the Murray American Energy’s McElroy Mine, Cameron Portal.

Zach was full of life. He was always ready to lend a helping hand and give a warm smile that brightened his entire face. He loved riding motorcycles, watching his brother play baseball and delivering his special homemade Christmas cookies to all his relatives. He loved watching movies, playing video games and playing football. He had a child-like wonder and an easy acceptance of all people. Those who loved him will miss his sparkling blue eyes and quiet calmness. Though his years were few, the positive ways he touched those who knew him were many.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Robert and June Materkoski and maternal great grandfathers, Rev. James Parr and Harry Williamson.

Surviving in addition to his parents, Michael and Kimberly Materkoski of Bellaire, Ohio, his wife, Katelyn Davidson Materkoski, whom he married on August 9, 2014 at the St. Francis Xavierin Moundsville, West Virginia, two brothers, Joshua and Nicholas Materkoski both of Bellaire, Ohio, maternal grandparents, Doris and Charles Connors of Bellaire, Ohio, maternal grandfather, Thomas Parr of Medina, Ohio and maternal great grandmother, Hazel Parr of Medina, Ohio. Also special uncles, Tom Parr of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina and Robert Connors of Weirton, West Virginia, mother-in-law, Kathy Davidson of Glen Dale, West Virginia, father-in-law, Gibbs H. Davidson of Moundsville, West Virginia and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio on Sunday from 2 to 8 pm. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 11 am at the St. John Catholic Church in Bellaire, Ohio with Fr. Daniel Heusel, as Celebrant. Interment in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Bellaire, Ohio.

Vigil services will be held on Sunday at 7:45 pm in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Soup Kitchens of Wheeling or Bellaire.

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Misty,Itsy,Ariann, Jacob and Gracelyn Maupin
8 years ago

You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Lori Andreas
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you! May God give you strength and help find peace at this most difficult time. The Shepherd family

russell beveridge
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Materkoski family. Ionic Lodge 438

8 years ago


karen Connors
8 years ago

Words can not express the sorrow and heartache you are experiencing right now I will always have fond memories of Zach coming down and hanging out with the other kids and was a great kid to be around. Our payers are with all of you during this time.
Karen & Roger Connors

Dina lashare
8 years ago

I’m praying for family and close friends. I’m truly sorry for your loss.

Polly Ann Monger-Haines
8 years ago

Just remember, you have not said goodbye…only sent Zachary off….prayers are with you….

Sue Lewicki
8 years ago

Katy, so so sorry for your loss. I continue to pray for you many times a day. May God hold u in the comforts of his hands. Sue Lewicki

James Eberhard
8 years ago

Mike, so sorry for your loss. Cherish your memories and I pray for comfort for you and your family.

Kelly Roseberry Imer
8 years ago

Mike and Kim: My prayers and thoughts go out to you and your entire family for your great loss of your son. May God give you all strength.