Dan A. McGrew, 82, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Thursday, November 7, 2019 in Wheeling Hospital.
He was born April 7, 1937 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, a son of the late Harland A. and June L. Davis McGrew. He was a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Wheeling. He graduated from Martins Ferry High School and Purdue University and was a former teacher for Weir High School. He was the football coach at Weir High School, Meadowbrook High School, Archbishop Hoban High School in Akron, Chopticon High School in Md., Bellaire St. John High School, and Smithfield High School. He was a player and coach for the Wheeling Ironmen, and was a center for the Buffalo Bills in 1960. He also coached the Balzano Giants in Italy. He was a member of the Martins Ferry Elks, the Martins Ferry Eagles, the Martins Ferry Polish Club, and was a U.S. Army veteran.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Pat Komons.
He is survived by his loving wife, Brenda Matesic McGrew; one daughter, Ingrid (Barry) Morris; one son, Dan (Risa) McGrew; and three grandchildren, Brad Morris, Sydney Morris, and Sophia McGrew.
Friends will be received on Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 3-8 p.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, where services will be held on Monday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Joseph Augustine officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the OVAC Foundation, 64962 Breezy Point Lane, Bellaire, OH 43906
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyer funeralhomes.com.