Mr. Earnest Clifford “Cliff” Wine, 93, of Orlando, Gilmer County, passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Crestview Manor Nursing Home in Jane Lew.

He was born in Orlando on October 26, 1925, a son of the late Frank and Frena Heath Wine.

For 74 years, Mr. Wine shared his life with his wonderful wife, Lorna Mick Wine. Both Mr. and Mrs. Wine were respected educators who lived and retired in St. Clairsville, OH before returning to the family farm in Orlando.

Mr. Wine was a United States Navy veteran who served in the South Pacific Theatre during World War II. As a landing craft operator he was involved in the ship to shore invasion that liberated the Philippine Islands.

After the war, Mr. Wine graduated with honors and a Bachelors Degree in Education from Glenville State College in 1954. He continued his education by studying Counseling and Guidance at University of Richmond, earned his Masters Degree from West Virginia University and finally, earned his Ph. D in Education and Counseling from University of Pittsburgh in 1964.

Mr. Wine was a dedicated educator and administrator for his entire career. He was a teacher in West Virginia before he and Mrs. Wine became employed by Ohio school system. He served as a counselor and coordinator for Bellaire High School for several years before being promoted to and retiring as Principal. Mr. Wine was also the vocational recruiter for Belmont High School students who wished to attend Belmont Career Center.

He was an avid gardener who grew lovely fruit trees. Mr. Wine also enjoyed hunting and watching westerns. He had a love for music and could play a number of string instruments. Mr. Wine belonged to American Legion, VFW and was a member of Blackburn United Methodist Church.

Mr. Wine is survived by his wife, Lorna; two children: Dwight Morgan Wine of Wheeling, and Clearwarer, FL, and Patricia Sue Barr, of Parkersburg; six grandchildren: Kevin Ranson, Shonda Ranson, Arik Ranson, Alexa Hathaway and Matthew and Chris Wine; two great grandchildren: Noah and Nicholas Ranson; six siblings: Dana Wine, Jean Blake and husband, Faye, Dale Wine, Larry Wine, Richard Wine and wife, Patty, and Lola Lawson; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends and family will gather at Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service, located at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday, August 16, 2019. Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday in the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jim Short officiating. Interment will follow at WV National Cemetery in Grafton where full military honors will be accorded by the United States Navy and Lewis County Honor Guard.

We, at Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service, appreciate the service of Mr. Earnest Clifford “Cliff” Wine and it has been our honor and privilege to serve his family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.PatBoyleFuneral Home.com.

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