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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