Emil J. Kittel, 70 and Melodye K. Kittel, 71 of Bethesda, unexpectedly passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019.
They were united in marriage September 6, 1969.
Emil was born June 27, 1949 in Martins Ferry, Ohio son of the late Emil, Sr and Marcella Kittel. Melodye was born June 10, 1948 in Bellaire, Ohio, daughter of the late Chad and Betty Hemsley.
Emil was in the United States Army who served his country with great pride, he was also a retired machinist from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel. Melodye was a selfless and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Emil and Melodye loved taking walks, yardwork and reading books, anything that allowed them to do things together.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Curt Hemsley, sisters, Lynda Angus and Nancy Hemsley.
Emil is survived by a brother, Bobby Kittel and sisters, Susan Grey (Phillip) and Sally Moore (Ed). Melodye is survived by a brother, Mick Hemsley (Vickey) and sisters, Patty Miller and Cinde Schinkovec (Max).
Emil and Melodye is survived by son, Emil David Kittel (Sarah) of Leduc, Alberta Canada and daughter, Jennifer (Dale) Catlett of Chester, New York and lifelong extended family member, Kevin Johnston (Michele) of Dubois, Pennsylvania. Also grandchildren, Kayele Zink, Kasandra Catlett, DJ Catlett of Chester, New York, Ava Grace Kittel of Ledus, Alberta Canada, Kevin W. Johnston (Emily) of St. Clairsville, Ohio, Brooke Johnston of Bellaire, Ohio, Bethany and Kaelynn Johnston of Flushing, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 3 to 7 pm at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio for Celebration of Life Services.
Share your thoughts and memories with Emil and Melodye’s family at www.bauknechtaltmeyer. com.