VITALE, James “Uncle Al”

VITALE, James “Uncle Al” 84 of Bellaire, OH., died Tuesday, August 21, 2012 in Country Club Retirement Center, Bellaire.

He was born January 11, 1928 in Brookside, OH, the son of the late Benny and Edith Gray Vitale.

He was a retired employee with the City of Bellaire; a member of South Bellaire United Methodist Church; Sons of Italy, Bellaire, and Bellaire Eagles.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Anne Vitale.

Survivors include a son, Peter (Kitty) Vitale of Bellaire; two daughters, Sandy (Jim) Klages of Bellaire, and Linda (Frank) Smithberger of Woodsfield, OH; a brother, Ernest “Buzz” Vitale of Bellaire; a sister, Teresa Stopski of Bridgeport, OH; eight grandchildren, Wendy Leiffer of Bellaire, Rodney DeWeese of Athens, OH, Samantha Harper of Franklin, WV, Danielle Vitale of Bellaire, Lori Wickham of Mc Mechen, WV, Jaime Stuckey of Woodsfield, and Justin and Sean Smithberger of Woodsfield; five great-grandchildren, Brennon Leiffer, Kaiya Wickham, Julian and Job Stuckey, and Elliana Smithberger; and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home, 400 33rd St., Bellaire, where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jim Lish officiating.

Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Bellaire.

Memorial contributions may be made to South Bellaire UMC, 23rd and Belmont St., Bellaire, OH 43906.

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