Richard “Ed” Klempa Sr.

February 13, 1958 - December 4, 2020

02/13/1958 - 12/04/2020

Past Services

Tuesday December 15, 2020
12:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions

Richard Edward “Ed” Klempa, 62, of Yorkville passed away December 4, 2020 at Trinity West Hospital in Steubenville, OH.

Ed was born on February 13, 1958 in Bellaire Ohio, the only son of Richard and Sarah E. (Harris) Klempa.

He was a graduate of Bellaire, High School class of 1976. Ed was a member of St. Josephás Parish in Tiltonsville and was employed as an electrical technician for Ohio Coatings Company.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard A. Klempa.

Ed is survived by his loving wife of 10 years, Lori Ann Klempa (Leoni); his mother, Sarah; a son, Rick Klempa; a stepdaughter, Brooke; Daddy’s Girl, Elora; mother and father in-law, Robert and Nancy Leoni, brothers-in-law, Chris (Amy) Leoni and Dino (Darcy) Leoni; two nieces, Lauren and Alayna Leoni; and one nephew, Domenic Leoni; his faithful canine companion, Millie; and a host of cousins and friends.

Ed was a devoted husband, son, father and friend who will be missed by all.

Private services will be held Tuesday, December 15, 2020, which have been arranged by Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, facial coverings and social distancing are required.

Memorial contributions can be made to The Catholic Charities of Wheeling or The Youth Services Systems of Wheeling by going to

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Jodi and Ricky Klempa
2 years ago

Ed was to young to be taken away. He was a good father to Ricky, and we will miss him dearly. He will be missed by all. RIP Ed.

Wayne Chase
2 years ago

Sorry to hear about Ed we grew up together on noble street we always went to Ed’s house on Christmas morning to play with all the toys he got for Christmas he got all the toys we did not get.He was a life long friend and will be missed.

Summer Kazmirski
2 years ago

Lori. I am so sorry to hear about this..,, my thought and prayers are with you all. Lots of love….

Jim D'Innocenzo
2 years ago

So sorry to hear of the passing of my friend Eddie Klempa. We went to school together K-12. Although I hadn’t seen Eddie in many years, I always remembered him as a nice kid. RIP!

Carol trouten
2 years ago

May you rest in peace Ed ..I will miss you driving by yelling eat a cheesburger already ..much love to the family

Sharyl Lacross
2 years ago

You will be missed by all my friend

Fr. William Cross
2 years ago

Very sorry to hear of your loss. You and yours will be in my thoughts and prayers. May Ed be at peace and rest in the Lord’s loving embrace.

Cheryl Harris
2 years ago

Love you Ed,