Joseph Melet

July 27, 1926 - September 20, 2015

07/27/1926 - 09/20/2015

Past Services

Thursday September 24, 2015
Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-695-0475 | Directions
Friday September 25, 2015
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Union Cemetery
211 Maple Ave.
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-685-1260 | Directions
Friday September 25, 2015
10:00 am - 10:45 am
St. Mary's Catholic Church
212 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-695-9993 | Directions

Joseph Melet of Fairpoint, Ohio beloved husband, father, pappap and  brother left this life to be with the Lord in his heavenly home on Sunday, September  20, 2015 in the Wheeling Hospital.


He was born July 27, 1926 in Bellaire, Ohio a son of the late August and Laura Palombi Melet.


Joe was a retired dreagline operator for R & F Coal Company for thirty years. He was a lifelong member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fairpoint until its closing in January, 2015 and currently a member of the St. Mary Catholic Church in St. Clairsville. He was a US Navy veteran of World War II serving on the USS Ajax and a member of the Fairpoint Polish Club and VFW Post t 5356.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Ida Tisko and three brothers, Henry, Pat and Albert.


He leaves  behind to cherish his memory, his wife, Evelyn Vetula Melet, whom he married on February 23, 1957 in Fairpoint, five daughters, Tamra (Richard) Orr of Evansville, Indiana, Cindy (Kevin) Timko, Karen (Don) Vincenzo and Cheryl (Michael) Smith all of St. Clairsville, Ohio and Kristi (Tony) Konczak of Lewis Center, Ohio.  Also eleven grandchildren, Devan, Kyle and Alex Timko, Taylor Orr, Joseph Smith, Joanna ,Donte and Maria Vincenzo, Caden ,Keaton and Zane Konczak.  Two sisters, Josephine Pubal , Lana Kalis both of Fairpoint and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received at the Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory 204 West Main Street St. Clairsville, Ohio on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm. A vigil will be held at 4:00 PM. Funeral liturgy will be celebrated at the St. Mary Catholic Church in St. Clairsville on Friday at 10 am with Fr. Thomas A. Chillog as Celebrant. Interment in the Union Cemetery in St. Clairsville, Ohio with Full Military Honors conducted by the Belmont County Veterans Association.


Memorial contributions may be made to the benefit of James Vetula, c/o Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory, 204 West Main Street, St. Clairsville, Ohio  43950.


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Udell & Joan Cimini
8 years ago

Our very deepest sympathy to you and your family. Udell operated the big shovels for Consol so he and Joe had lots in common. He remembers seeing the girls waiting to catch the bus.

Udell & Joan Cimini
8 years ago

So very sorry to hear of Joe’s passing.. Our deepest sympathy to you Evelyn and your girls and their families.

John & Mary Schlatt
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Evelyn and family. So very sorry..May peace be with you all,. Know that Joe is in heaven smiling down on you. Love & God Bless, Your friends, Manya & Jack Please take care.

Kelly Busack
8 years ago

Prayers to all. Peace to all the family.

Diane Woc
8 years ago

Thinking of all of you and sending prayers at this difficult time!

Diane Woc
8 years ago

May God be with all you at this difficult time!

8 years ago

Met “JOE”, several times. Heard a lot of him & family from my dearest friend, Evelyn, the lovely wife of “JOE”. I know from all the stories I have heard , that all the wonderful family celebrations, will bring many, many fond memories, at this rough time. Evelyn always spoke very highly of him, & about all her beloved family!1 These memories will be rehashed many, many times. We are soo!! lucky, for some of us to have such memories, to help us through such a rough time!! My prayers & thoughts go out to all of the family!! God bless you, my dear Evelyn!!

8 years ago

You are in my prayers, may God’s love comfort you and bring you peace during this time, and always.

Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard
8 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Joseph Melet, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of…..

US Navy WW II Veteran, Joseph Melet, “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †