Arthur “Bud” Dale Piatt, Jr.

December 18, 1930 - February 8, 2015

12/18/1930 - 02/08/2015

Arthur D. “Bud” Piatt, Jr. 84 of Bellaire, Ohio died Sunday, February 8, 2015 at the Park Health Center in St. Clairsville, Ohio.

He was born December 18, 1930 in Shadyside, Ohio a son of the late Arthur D. and Lyda Boles Piatt.

Bud was a retired lineman with the American Electric Power Company, a member of the South Bellaire United Methodist Church, Ionic Lodge 438 F & AM, VFW Post 626 and American Legion Post 52 all of Bellaire, Ohio.

Bud’s family would like to thank the Park Health Center’s staff and the Schiffler Cancer Center’s staff for the excellent care and attention given to Bud during his recent illness.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Doris M. Oliver Piatt on January 22, 2007, one sister, Lyda Eileen Hoffman and one brother, Roger D. Piatt.

Surviving are his children, Arthur “Buddy” Nancy Piatt, III of St. Clairsville, Ohio, John Glenna Piatt of Kuna, Idaho, Dan Kelly Piatt of Belmont, Ohio, Sharon Vernon Johnson of Morgantown, West Virginia and Barbara John Repan of Phoenix, Arizona, one brother, James B. Piatt, Sr. of Bellaire, Ohio and two sisters, Diane Dave Weaver and Patricia Warner both of Barberton, Ohio. Also eleven grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm and on Friday at the South Bellaire United Methodist Church from 10 am until time of services at 11 am with Pastor James Lish officiating. Interment in the Davis Cemetery in Bellaire, Ohio at the convenience of the family.

Masonic services will be conducted on Thursday at 7 pm in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the South Bellaire United Methodist Church 2298 Belmont Street Bellaire, Ohio 43906.

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Byron Thoburn
8 years ago

A great friend and a good man.So many memories.He loved his God, Country, and family. RIP

Byron Thoburn

Bob Fularz
8 years ago


Sorry for your loss.

I remember your Dad fondly from my

school years when we would be at your


Fran Marino
8 years ago

Art & Jim

You both have my deepest sympathy and are in my thoughts and prayers. He was a great guy and will be missed by everyone.

8 years ago

Barbara and John

So sorry to hear about your Dad. I had planned on coming to visitation, but was under the weather yesterday. I’m sorry, I couldn’t make it to express my sympathy for your loss.

With deepest sympathy, Nancy & Don

Charlotte Lyden
8 years ago

Bud was my brother-In-law., I consider him my brother, he was married to my sister Doris. He will forever be in my heart and so many wonderful memories as well. Thoughts and Prayers to the family. “One Day at a time” was what he taught me in life.

Kathy Tottka
8 years ago

I had the pleasure of meeting BUD and he was a very nice man. So sorry for the families loss. He is with GOD and his wife.Prayers for you all that your grieving will give way to happy memories of him.

Dave Hanson
8 years ago

I have misty memories of a tall stout man with his lunch bucket under his the hill by my house .. to work.. always a wave or smile as he passed..times I spent in his back yard with his kids ..playing telling stories or just sitting on the back porch talking….”we kids” had a lot of fun there and sure enjoyed being with them…May God guide u all thru the understanding that dad and mom has never left their just waiting for you to catch up!!!!!!!!!

Janis Weaver
8 years ago

I know how difficult it is to lose a parent and want your all to know I’m thinking of you today. I’ll never forget the way Uncle Bud could make me laugh! He still holds a special place in my heart. Love you all!

Kitty Harris
8 years ago

I will miss our always fun “snail mail”. Prayers to all my family. Cousin Bud you will be missed.

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 Arthur Dale Piatt, Jr., 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 Veteran, Arthur Dale Piatt, Jr., “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 †

Linda Campbell Smith
8 years ago

My deepest sympathies to the Piatt family. Wish I could be there. Bud will be greatly missed and never forgotten.

Karen Kovacs
8 years ago


I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I remember him and your mother back in the day, and they both always seemed so happy. He was a strong man, and also very kind. He will be missed. My condolences to you, your brothers and sister, Shane and Carrie, and everyone in your family.


Denise Cusick
8 years ago

So sorry for the loss of your beloved dad.He was a great guy and a true American.When I think of him , I remember all the family reunions we used to go to when we were little and how it was important to him to get that started back up a few years ago.And I remember all the Memorial Day services he and my dad used to do.So patriotic and proud of his family and country.He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.Prayers to all.

8 years ago

So sorry for your loss, he always made us feel welcome and we cared deeply for him. Love and prayers sent your way.

paula & don giffin
8 years ago

Sorry about your dad , we would of been there but are in Florida he had a great influence on me at AEP, he took me under his wing and helped me to become a lineman. He will be greatly missed

Aunt Tish
8 years ago

To all my nieces and nephews: I know you will cherish all the memories, as will I. He was very special.

Tricia Funari
8 years ago

Uncle Bud was one of a kind. He will be greatly missed. Love and prayers to everyone.