Melanie Rataiczak

August 24, 1954 - November 22, 2016

08/24/1954 - 11/22/2016

Past Services

Visitation
Friday November 25, 2016
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Service
Saturday November 26, 2016
10:00 am
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Cemetery
Belmont County Memorial Park
P.O. Box 205
Bellaire, OH 43906
304-695-3101 | Directions

Melanie Rataiczak, 62 of Bellaire, Ohio died Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at the Park Health Center in St. Clairsville, Ohio.

She was born August 24, 1954 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania a daughter of the late Joseph and Marie Albert Rataiczak.

Melanie was the office manager for Gatto Food Service and a member of the Faith Fellowship Church both of Bellaire, Ohio.

She enjoyed her crafts and games and spending time with her family.

Surviving are her brother, John (Mary) Rataiczak, Sr., Doris (Chuck) White and Susie Rataiczak all of Bellaire, Ohio. Her large loving extended family including many aunts, uncles nieces, nephews and cousins. Also, many dear friends including Wanda Craig and the staff and residents at Park Health Center.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio on Friday from 5 to 8 pm where services will be held on Saturday at 10 am with Pastor Bill Marinelli and Pastor Christina Kestner officiating. She will be laid to rest at the Belmont County Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Clairsville, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Park Health Center’s Patient Activity Account by going to “TMCFunding.com.” To donate please CLICK HERE.

Share your thoughts and memories with Mel’s family at www.bauknechtaltmeyer.com

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Brian McMahon
5 years ago

I worked with Mel for many many years at gattos .she be the nicest person in the world and a rattlesnake when someone or a customer would make her mad she would slam the phone down and I would laught to myself .i will miss her so much at work she get on my nerves sometimes but we was family we’re suppose to..will miss her voice over the walkie-talkies asking for a order or watch the phone got to go to the bathroom lol and will especially miss when it was just us in the office I be your shoulder to cry on or just to listen when you needed someone to lend a ear I was there .and will miss walking you to your car when you needed help .you was like a mom and a big sister to me and I know your not suffering anymore and your in heaven looking down on all of us I will miss you so much and hope to see you again … I love you Mel …………. Brian

Janet Taggart Harris
5 years ago

Melanie and I met in the eighth grade when class was held in the basement of Bellaire High. Mel always had the nicest smile and most beautiful hair.
Although we didn’t have many classes together in high school, we had such fun in the Pep Club. Melanie was full of fun in the stands and decorating the lockers on Thursdays after school. Rest in sweet laughter Mel.

Judy Bonar
5 years ago

Melanie Rataiczak

Judy Bonar
5 years ago

Melainie truly had “a loving extended family.” She was a loving, caring Child of God herself. When my mother passed nearly two years ago, Mel put forth the effort to get to Bauknecht’s to view her “Aunt Gertrude” and offer her condolences and support to our family. That meant so much and was deeply appreciated. She was indeed a blessing to us all.
Judy (Rataiczak) Bonar

Walt muklewicz
5 years ago

At times in our lives someone special crosses our path as we walk on that path of life Melanie was one of those special people and will not be forgotten

Dave Hanson
5 years ago

Many years ago I had the honor to meet you , to talk with you, share memories of friends we grew up with. you and I worked together, share laughs and became friends. For almost 20 years we spent 8 hrs a day 5 days a week servicing the public in all their food needs, we made a lot more friends doing this. Fun and laughter was a big part of our job. we made a difference we made others laugh too………………….. keep laughing Mel!!!!! I will truly miss you my friend!!!! But will hold fond memories of you forever!!!! Dave

Susie Colvin ( Crosby)
5 years ago

Sorry for your loss prayers to your family