Richard A. Klempa

September 28, 1929 - August 31, 2019

09/28/1929 - 08/31/2019

Past Services

Tuesday September 03, 2019
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Wednesday September 04, 2019
10:00 am
St. John Catholic Church
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-0051 | Directions
Wednesday September 04, 2019
12:00 pm
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-2426 | Directions

Richard A. Klempa, 89, of Bellaire Ohio passed away August 31, 2019, at his home supported by his family.
Richard was born September 28, 1929, in Bellaire, OH a son of the late Simon and Agnes Hartsola Klempa.
He was retired from United Dairy, Martins Ferry, OH, a member of Teamsters Local #679 Wheeling, WV, a member of St John Catholic Church, Bellaire, OH and an Army Veteran of the Korean War.
Preceding him in death was a brother, William Klempa, two sisters, Mary Spurlin, and Theresa Masarick.
Surviving are his loving wife of 69 years, Sarah E. (Harris) Klempa, a son, Edward ( Lori) Klempa of Yorkville, OH, two grandchildren, Rick Klempa of Yorkville, OH and Brooke Gould of Columbus, OH, a great-granddaughter, Elora, several nieces, and nephews.
Family and friends will be received on Tuesday from 3-7pm at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 441 37th Street, Bellaire, Ohio. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be at 10 am Wednesday at St, John Catholic Church, Bellaire, OH with Fr. Daniel Heusel officiating.
Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Bellaire, Ohio.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
Vigil service will be held at 6:45 pm on Tuesday at the Funeral Home.
Belmont County Veterans Association will conduct Military graveside honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice at

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Shawn Doughty Verardi
4 years ago

So sorry for your loss. He was such a nice man.

Cheryl J Skinner,Tri-State Military Museum
4 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 Richard A. Klempa, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, Richard A. Klempa, is “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 †