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.
Share your thoughts and memories with Zachary’s family at www.bauknechtaltmeyer.com.