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Charles Ernest "Cuddo" Melko

December 16, 1926 - May 12, 2020

Charles Ernest “Cuddo” Melko, beloved father and grandfather, 93, of McMechen, WV, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family, Tuesday, May 12, 2020.

He was born December 16, 1926, the son of the late George and Mary (Kubalak) Melko. Cuddo was a devout Catholic and faithful member of St. James Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society. A U.S. Army Veteran and member of the American Legion Post #46. Cuddo was an avid bowler and sports fan, but above everything, he was a true family man and enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife, Dolores (Zelewicz) Melko (1996); two sons Jeffrey Scott Melko and Scott Melko, son-in-law, Jerry Bower and mother-in-law Anna Zelewicz.

Cuddo is survived by nine children Becky Bower of Wheeling, WV, Vicki (Jim) Bondzeleske of Columbus, OH, Judy (Okey) Hays of McMechen, Chuck (Jeanette) Melko of Bellaire, OH, Terri (Tony) Schindler of Pittsburgh, PA, Randy (Diane) Melko of Surfside Beach, SC, Cathy (Neal) Mozena of Moundsville, WV, Traci Melko of Pittsburgh and Kelly (John) Melko-Johnson of Morgantown, WV; daughter-in-law, Monica Melko of Benwood; 24 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Amedisys Hospice and Affordable Elderly Care, especially April Abate, for all of their loving care and support.

Family and friends will be received Friday, May 15, 2020 from 2-8 pm, with a 7:30 pm Rosary service, and Saturday, May 16, from 9 am until time of service at 11 am, at Altmeyer Funeral Homes, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall St. with Fr. Arul Anthony officiating. Interment and military honors will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be offered to St. James Catholic Church by clicking here.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, May 15, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Benwood-McMechen Chapel

214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040


Date: Saturday, May 16, 2020

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Benwood-McMechen Chapel

214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040


Service Information

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2020

Time: 11:00 am

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Benwood-McMechen Chapel

214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040


Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2020

Location:

Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling

1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003


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