Rick St. John

April 20, 1946 - February 12, 2008

04/20/1946 - 02/12/2008

Past Services

Visitation
Thursday February 14, 2008
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home-Bellaire
441-37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Cemetery
Friday February 15, 2008
Holly Memorial Gardens
P.O. Box 36
Colerain, OH 43916
740-546-3351 Jo | Directions
Service
Friday February 15, 2008
St. John Catholic Church
415-37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-0051 | Directions

Rick St. John, 61, of Bellaire, Ohio died Tuesday February 12, 2008 at the Wheeling HospiRick St. John, 61, of Bellaire, Ohio died Tuesday February 12, 2008 at the Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, West Virginia.

He was born April 20, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona a son of the Pauline Williamson St. John and the late Harold St. John.

Rick was a retired employee of the Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corporation. He was a member of the Bellaire Fire Department for over thirty years and a member of the Neffs Fire Department. Rick served with the US Navy and was a member of the American Legion Post 52 of Bellaire, Ohio. He was also a part-time maintenance employee of Cabela’s.

Surviving in addition to his mother, Pauline Williamson St. John of Bellaire, Ohio are his wife, Paula Jean Donahue St. John, four children, Tonya Jeff Grimm of Bellaire, Ohio, Shelli Dave Macurak of South Park, Pennsylvania, Richard Amy St. John of Bellaire, Ohio and Jamie Mike Baker of Bethlahem, West Virginia, one sister, Carolyn Allen of Bellaire, Ohio. Also eleven grandchildren, Allison, Bryan, Taylor, Abby, Devin, Brennon, Logan, Codey, Dalton, Olivia and Addison and his faithful pet dog, Sassy.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio on Thursday from 2 to 8 pm. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 9:30 am at the St. John Catholic Church with Msgr. Gene W. Mullett, the Celebrant. Interment in the Holly Memorial Gardens at Pleasant Grove, Ohio with Full Military Honors conducted by the Belmont County Council of the American Legion.

Vigil services will be held on Thursday at 2:15 pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Codey St. John Medical Fund o/c Chase Bank 3201 Belmont Street Bellaire, Ohio 43906.

Share your thoughts and memories with Rick’s family at altmeyer.com.
tal in Wheeling, West Virginia.

He was born April 20, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona a son of the Pauline Williamson St. John and the late Harold St. John.

Rick was a retired employee of the Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corporation. He was a member of the Bellaire Fire Department for over thirty years and a member of the Neffs Fire Department. Rick served with the US Navy and was a member of the American Legion Post 52 of Bellaire, Ohio. He was also a part-time maintenance employee of Cabela’s.

Surviving in addition to his mother, Pauline Williamson St. John of Bellaire, Ohio are his wife, Paula Jean Donahue St. John, four children, Tonya Jeff Grimm of Bellaire, Ohio, Shelli Dave Macurak of South Park, Pennsylvania, Richard Amy St. John of Bellaire, Ohio and Jamie Mike Baker of Bethlahem, West Virginia, one sister, Carolyn Allen of Bellaire, Ohio. Also eleven grandchildren, Allison, Bryan, Taylor, Abby, Devin, Brennon, Logan, Codey, Dalton, Olivia and Addison and his faithful pet dog, Sassy.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio on Thursday from 2 to 8 pm. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 9:30 am at the St. John Catholic Church with Msgr. Gene W. Mullett, the Celebrant. Interment in the Holly Memorial Gardens at Pleasant Grove, Ohio with Full Military Honors conducted by the Belmont County Council of the American Legion.

Vigil services will be held on Thursday at 2:15 pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Codey St. John Medical Fund o/c Chase Bank 3201 Belmont Street Bellaire, Ohio 43906.

Share your thoughts and memories with Rick’s family at altmeyer.com.

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Tina & John Hughes
7 years ago

Aunt Paula and Family,

We know that words are little comfort at this time, but our hearts are with you. Uncle Rick always made us smile. We hold you in our thoughts and prayers and wish that we could be there with you.

Love to All,

Tina,John and Family

Tom Donahue
7 years ago

Aunt Paula, Tonya, Shelli, Ricky, Jamie,

We’re so sorry. Uncle Rick has done so much for my mom since my dad passed away in Sept. He truly helped in the healing process, as have all of you. I only hope that we can comfort you as much as you have helped us. If you need anything we are here. Uncle Rick was a great guy and will be deeply missed.

Love,

Tommy, Trinket, Trinity, Alexa and Janelle.

Ed & Carole McCorkle
7 years ago

Carole and I would like to express our most sincere condolences to the entire family. Rick, I’m sorry that we were unable to make in to be with you. May God be with you during these difficult times.

With all our heart, Ed and Carole McCorkle

Michael Soos
7 years ago

Dear Aunt Paula and Family,

So sorry to hear about Uncle Rick, and I hope that you are all doing fine. I am sorry that I will not be able to make it to the services due to school, but you are all in my prayers. Stay strong

Love Michael Soos and Family

carol templin
7 years ago

Dear Jamie,

My synscere condolences on the loss of your father.

My heart goes out to you and the rest of your family.

Paul and Carol

Chasity Beames
7 years ago

I am so sorry for your family’s loss. I just lost my dad and my children lost their papa Joe at 53 years old. Know I will pray for you and your family for strength and good health. I know what you mean when you say you miss him so………….

Gene Sechrest
7 years ago

I just learned about your loss late last night. I will cherish the friendship I had with Rick and the good times we shared at the Gravel Hill Firehouse. We were quite a crew and Rick was definitely a great person to be around. He will be sadly missed by all those who knew him.

Aaron Corrigan
7 years ago

I was both shocked and saddened to hear that Rick was called home by the Lord. I went to school with little Rick and worked at the bank with Jamie. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire St. John family in your time of need.

Aaron Corrigan & Family

greg kinsey
7 years ago

I worked with Rick on the track gang. He helped me at a time in my life, when I really needed it. May God Bless his family

Ame Riggs Dietz
7 years ago

My heart goes out to each of you during this time. So many memories, where would I even start. I miss you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ame & Leian

Mary-Kay Caler
7 years ago

My Thoughs and prayers are with all of you at this time. Rick was such a vibrant spirit and caring individual who lives on in you all. I will always remember his kindness, generosity and sense of humor. My heart aches for your sudden and tragic loss. With Deepest Sympathy, Mary-Kay Shellie’s friend and next door neighbor

Deana Pritchard
7 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Pappy which is what some of us at Cabela’s called him, will be missed very much. He is a great man, That we all love.

Kathy & Bud Underwood
7 years ago

Paula & family,

We wish to express our deepest sympathy at this difficult time. Aunt Emmy mom will keep an eye on Rick, I’m sure. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless to the family as I truly feel your pain.

Dave, Misty & Sydney Smith
7 years ago

Rick, Amy, & Family:

We wish to express our deepest sympathy, with the loss of your father and fellow brother firefighter. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless You and your entire family.

Jon Gatti
7 years ago

Rick, you will be sadly missed at Cabelas! You always made me laugh. My condolence to the family.

lauri zeller
7 years ago

shelli,rick,&family,

i am so sorry for the heart ache you and your family are going thru. your family has gone thru so much but always remember and look back at how strong you all were for each other. i dont know how you all are feeling but i know the pain of loss and family is the one thing that will help you thru. you have been in my prayers in the past and will continue to be. thoughts,prayers,and hugs

Eric Dunkin
7 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Only talked with Rick a couple of times but knew he was a good man. He will be sorely missed. You will all be in my prayers.

-Eric Dunkin Nikki Donahue’s fiance

Gina Berisford
7 years ago

Such a wonderful man, always put a smile on my face. He will be greatly missed.

Bruce Butler
7 years ago

To all of you,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you.

I apologize that I won’t be able to attend his services, I am out of state but I will be thinking of you all.

GARY AND SHELLI RUNYAN
7 years ago

TO THE ENTIRE ST JOHN FAMILY,

WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS HOW TRULY SORRY WE ARE AT THIS TIME OF SORROW. I THINK WE ARE STILL IN SHOCK…WE DON’T HAVE TO TELL YOU HOW WONDERFUL RICK WAS….I SPENT A LOT OF TIME AT THE HOUSE WHEN JAMIE AND I WERE IN SCHOOL, SO MUCH THAT HE USED TO TEASE ME AND CALL ME HIS “OTHER DAUGHTER SHELLI”…HE WILL BE MISSED BY EVERYONE WHO WAS BLESSED TO KNOW HIM MORE THAN ANYONE COULD IMAGINE…OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL……LOVE, GARY AND SHELLI RUNYAN AND FAMILY

DALLAS GRAY
7 years ago

To the St. John Family,

Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of Rick. Rick watched & guided me in my childhood. I’ve maintained the utmost respect for the St. John Family. A very good man is missed by all who had the honor of having him grace chapters of their lives. Rest in Piece My Friend, rest in Piece Mr. Rick St. John.

Sincerely,

Dallas Gray

Steve Turner
7 years ago

To the St. John family,

Rick was a great guy to be around, I have worked with Rick for 4 yrs at Cabelas, and I could always count on him to put a smile on my face, he will surely be missed.

Denise Ricker
7 years ago

To the St. John’s Family –

God Bless to all at this sorrowful time. I’ve worked with Rick -“Pappy”- these last 4 years at Cabela’s. He was a wonderful person, and is missed by all who knew him. Pappy was an inspiration in his strength and character.

David DelGuzzo
7 years ago

To Tonya,Shelli,Rick and Jamie,

Your Dad was a “Rock” for the neighborhood we grew up in and made it a safer place to be a kid.Thank you for sharing your Dad with the other kids in the neighborhood,we are surely blessed and better because of him.DadDedicated And Devoted,that was Rick St.John.My prayers are with you.

Nikki Donahue
7 years ago

Uncle Rick, thank you for all the help that you’ve always given to everyone around you, and thank you for all the smiles and laughs.

I hope and pray that your family is able to find peace and smile through the tears when you thinking of you.

Love, Dime

Jack & Jen Dowler
7 years ago

We LOVE YOU Uncle Rick!!!

Maria Cominsky
7 years ago

When I think of Rick and Paula I canâÄôt help but think of that famous quote, âÄúA human life is a story told by God.âÄù This is true for the St. JohnâÄôs on so many levels. God has always been your rock in life and he will continue to be there for you through RickâÄôs passing. There are no words I can give you to heal your heartache, only time and love will be able to ease your pain. Though Rick is no longer here in body his love lives on and love leaves a memory that will be with you forever. To Paula and the entire St. John family my deepest sympathy is with you all.