Melvin E. Respole

April 21, 1922 - June 19, 2013

04/21/1922 - 06/19/2013

Melvin E. Respole, 91 of Shadyside, OH died Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at Wheeling Hospital.

He was born April 21, 1922 in Bellaire, OH a son of the late Joseph and Angelina Panella Respole.

Melvin was retired from the maintenance department at Ormet Corp. and was a member of St. John Catholic Church, AARP, Ormet retirees Club #5724, Fire Brigade of Ormet, Shadyside American Legion Post # 521, Bellaire VFW Post #626 and proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WW II aboard the USS Pennsylvania and he loved his garden.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Nora L. Santavicca Respole in January of 2011; five brothers and four sisters.

Surviving are one son, Richard Deborah Respole of Bellaire; two granddaughters Norianne Respole of Fort Walton Beach, FL and Lisa Respole New York City.

Friends will be received Sunday from 2-8 pm at Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory 3900 Central Avenue Shadyside with a Vigil Service at 7:45 pm.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Monday 10 am at St. John Catholic Church, Bellaire, with Fr. Daniel Heusel as celebrant. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Bellaire.

Belmont County Council of American Legions will conduct the Military Rite 9:30 am Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contribution may be made to St. John Catholic Church or St. John Grade School.

Share your thoughts and memories of Melvin with his family at

Notify of
5 Condolences
Inline Feedbacks
View all condolences
Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard Ride Captain
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 always with you. Your memories of Melvin will give you peace, comfort and strength…

Melvin E. Respole will always be “A True American Hero” God Bless†

Marie Stemkowski Gibbs
8 years ago

Rick and Family,

I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. He amd my Dad, Walter Stemkowski worked together at Ormet. Your parents and mine were very good friends. They used to go to the Ormet Retiree Meetings together. Also, your Dad was always sharing vegetables from his garden with my family. May all the wonderful memories help you through this difficult time.

Gary and Mary Ann Silverio
8 years ago

Rick and Family,

So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. You were lucky to have him for such a long time.

With sincerest sympathy,

Gary and Mary Ann Silverio

Bill and Angela Niehart
8 years ago

Rick and family;

Sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Melvin.

The pictures on the video brought back a lot of good memories.

Wishing you peace to bring comfort,courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to hold in your hearts.

Sheila & Gene Kissell
8 years ago

Rick, … We are very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. We remember he and your mother well from our days on Highland Ave. Ida Mazur was a good friend of your family. She has been with us now for several years in Cincinnati, and she sends her love to you and family.

Sheila & Gene Kissell

Ida Mazur