Gilda Reed

November 9, 1922 - December 14, 2021

11/09/1922 - 12/14/2021

Past Services

Monday December 20, 2021
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Tuesday December 21, 2021
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-2426 | Directions
Tuesday December 21, 2021
11:00 am
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions

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

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.

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Nancy Carpino
2 years ago

Dance with the angels. You are an eternal star that glows! RIP, Gilda. You are beautiful!

Kimberly and James Harris
2 years ago

I’m so sorry to hear your mom passed, she was a wonderful lady and I enjoyed talking to her. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Brenda Rohaly
2 years ago

Dear Reed family, We were saddened to hear of Gilda’s passing. She was a special lady and will truly be missed. Heaven is rejoicing! Sending gentle thoughts and prayers. With much love, Nora, Brenda, Vicki, & Lisa

Terriann Bonfini
2 years ago

What a special lady Gilda was! I don’t ever remember her having anything other than a smile on her face! Deepest condolences and prayers for the family

Nancy and bob powell
2 years ago

Sorry for your loss your mom was a wonderful person

Maryann Droll
2 years ago

Dear Ones —

Gilda was truly a gem! I could tell that she really loved life, and she loved people. Her smile and her laughter will remain in my heart, as I’m sure they will remain in your hearts.

May God’s peace and blessings be yours during this most tender season; and may He give you many lovely memories, so that you may always have roses in December.

Always with Hope . . . Always in Jesus!
Mary Ann

Doug and Judy (Spanner) Frizzi
2 years ago

Your mom was a true gem of a lady. Memories of her from our childhood and beyond. She always had a smile and hug to share! I can see her dancing in heaven now. God bless you all. So sorry for your loss ❤️

Lynn Miracle
2 years ago

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother. Please accept my sincere condolences and prayers for your family as you grieve her loss and celebrate her life. You were blessed to experience her longevity. Cherish those memories. Lynn

2 years ago


Annette Witchey
2 years ago

We are very sorry for your loss. Gilda was a special lady. Sending our deepest condolences. Rest In peace.
Rose Busack, David, Annette & Clayton Witchey