Gilda Reed, 99 of St. Clairsville passed away Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at WVU Medicine at Wheeling Hospital
She was born November 9, 1922 in Bellaire, OH to the late Mariono and Clara Mosti Volpini.
Gilda was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, was employed by Harts and The Big Bear Company from 1963 to 1997, a member of the Ohio Valley Chorale, a volunteer at Wheeling Hospital, a member of the Bellaire Sons of Italy, and was named Italian American of the Year in 2012.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph L. Reed, infant son, Keith Reed, siblings Sam Volpini and Theresa Volpini.
Surviving are her children; Mark (Pamela) Reed, Kevin (Debbie) Reed, Grandchildren; Lindsay (Todd) Jackson, John (Jenna Curran) Reed, Leandra (Josh) Pritchard; Great-Grandchildren; Evelyn Rose and Nora Claire Jackson. A nephew Craig (Martha) Volpini, niece Linda Rose Volpini Obranovich and several great nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory at 441 37th Street Bellaire, OH 43906 on Monday December 20, 2021 from 3pm to 8pm. Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday December 21, 2021 at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home – Bellaire Chapel with Reverend Wesley Howsare. Interment to follow at Mt Calvary Cemetery, Bellaire Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sons of Italy Scholarship Fund or to the Royal Family Kids Camp by going to TMCFunding.com
The family would like to give a special thanks to Heather Jewell and the staff at Senior Suites for their devoted love, care and compassion for Gilda. In addition, the family would also like to thank the staff at WVU Medicine at Wheeling Hospital.