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“Gary sorry to hear about your mother. Our thoughts and prays are with you and your family. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: John and Debra Dumisinecz - OH

“Diane and Family--To let you know so many thoughts and prayers are with you and yours--Take care--Keep the faith and May God bless you with His Peace...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Sylvia McNeil - Wheeling, WV

“Diane, I was saddened to hear of the death of your mother. I am thinking about you during this difficult time and sending my heartfelt sympathy. ...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Carol Bell - Atlanta, GA

“On behalf of the Martins Ferry Yacht Club; we wish to express our deepest sympathy to our member Mark and all of the Lichwa family. The yacht club...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Lynn Arritt - St. Clairsville, OH

“Diane, I am sorry to hear of your mother's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Meredith Lewis - Coppell, TX

“To the Lichwa Family, Please except my condolences for your mother Vivian. I knew Wayne, Gary, And your Father, Tom back in the 80's when we...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Dave Leech - Pataskala, OH

“Condolences and prayers for the family. Cherish the memories of your mom. She was a kind, caring, and supportive mother. Joanne Yow ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Joanne Brak Yow - Tarpon Springs, FL

“To My Cousins: I am so sorry for the passing of your Mom. I have such wonderful memories of visiting with you all at your parent's house and of...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: JoAnn Kepp - Lowellville, OH

“My prayers and thoughts are with you in your time of need. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Duane Gray - Grove City, OH


LICHWA, Vivian Margaret (Gilmore), 80, of Wheeling, died Monday, February 16, 2009 in Guardian Elder Care, Wheeling.

Vivian was born January 30, 1929 in Wheeling, a daughter of the late Fred and Margaret (Baumgart) Gilmore. She was retired from Children and Family Services of the Upper Ohio Valley and a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. In addition, she was a loving mother and grandmother, an excellent seamstress, and a lover of animals.

In addition to her parents, Vivian was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Lichwa, Jr. in 1986; and two sisters, Joan Gilmore and Marcella Wolfe.

Surviving are her five children, Carole Richmond of Wheeling, Diane Rhodes and her husband, Tom of Bridgeport, Ohio, Gary Lichwa and his wife, Margaret of Pickerington, Ohio, Mark Lichwa and his wife, Kathy of Dallas Pike, W.Va. and Wayne Lichwa and his wife, Michelle of Hilliard, Ohio; four grandsons, two granddaughters and three great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 1-3 and 6-9 pm, Wednesday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 7:30 pm.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am, Thursday, February 19, 2009 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Wheeling, with the Rev. Frank O'Kruta as celebrant. Interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made in Vivian's memory to Autism Speaks, 8035 McKnight Road, Suite 301, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.

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