RESPOLE, Melvin E., 91, of Shadyside, OH, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Wheeling Hospital.
He was born April 21, 1922, in Bellaire, OH, a son of the late Joseph and Angelina Panella Respole.
Melvin was retired from the maintenance department at Ormet Corp. and was a member of St. John Catholic Church, AARP, Ormet retirees Club #5724, Fire Brigade of Ormet, Shadyside American Legion Post # 521, Bellaire VFW Post #626 and proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WW II aboard the USS Pennsylvania and he loved his garden.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nora L. Santavicca Respole in January of 2011; five brothers and four sisters.
Surviving are one son, Richard (Deborah) Respole of Bellaire; two granddaughters, Norianne Respole of Fort Walton Beach, FL, and Lisa Respole, New York City.
Friends will be received Sunday from 2-8 p.m. at Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory, 3900 Central Avenue, Shadyside with a Vigil Service at 7:45 p.m.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Monday 10 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church, Bellaire, with Fr. Daniel Heusel as celebrant. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Bellaire.
Belmont County Council of American Legions will conduct the Military Rite 9:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contribution may be made to St. John Catholic Church or St. John Grade School.
Share your thoughts and memories of Melvin with his family at www.altmeyer.com.