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“Our most sincere sympathy to Flor and your family. H was a kind, gentle great man. He was a very astute business leader in our community for so many...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Bob and Dorothy Lammers - Minster, OH

“Our sincere sympathy to your family on the passing of Mel. We knew Mel from his, and Florence's,attending Catholic Hour on Thursday's,while at...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Joyce Stewart - Sidney, OH

“Dear Vallo Family, You have our deepest sympathy. Uncle Mel was a genuine man with amazing family values. He will be greatly missed, but his legacy...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Jason, Gail (Thieman) Kylie and Kiersten Williams - OH

“The O'Neil girls remember spending quality time at the Vallo home in St. Henry. Mr and Mrs Vallo were such wonderful people. They always welcomed...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Ann Gerlach - Troy, OH

“Our sincere sympathy for your loss and praying you have peace knowing the angels welcomed him home singing psalms of joy ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Dave & Julie (Wuebker) Heuing - OH

“So sorry to hear of Mel's passing. He was such a kind and friendly man. My condolences to all of you, especially Florence and Martha. ...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Ginny Boeerger - Minster, OH

“Sorry to hear about your fathers passing, we were unable to be with you in body but you were in our thoughts. Prayers and Thoughts Fred and Edna ”
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8 of 15 | Posted by: Jack & Barb Leonhardt - Sheboygan, WI

“Mark, Martha & Family We are so sorry to hear of your loss. He was a very sweet and kind man. We will keep you, and your family in our thoughts and...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Judi & Marvin Peters - Ansonia, OH

“I'm so saddened to hear of Uncle Mel's passing. I'm also grateful that our families were able to get together recently. I have fond memories of...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Connie Vallo O'Connell - KY

“We both fondly remember Mel, or as we called him, Mr. Vallo. We loved his pride in his family, his love for his wife, and his passion for music. ...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Randy and Liza Wilhelm - Mason,, OH

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12 of 15 | Posted by: Monica Chapman - Cincinnati, OH

“I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Marty Hohenberger - Loveland, OH

“To The Vallo Family: Sorry to hear about the passing of your Husband / Father. When growing up in Minster, I remember him as being encouraging and...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Ron and CathyThieman - IN

“Vallo Family, Thoughts and prayers sent your way. Memories of your father from the neighborhood bring a smile to my face! May all the memories you...Read More »
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Melvin G. Vallo, age 94, formerly of 2nd St. Minster, Ohio, passed away Friday, April 12, at 9:42 p.m. at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. He was born April 24, 1918 to Arthur & Margaret (Knostman) Vallo who are deceased. On May 18, 1946, he married Florence Thieman in Minster and she resides at Dorothy Love Retirement Center in Sidney where they have been residents the past three years. She survives along with their children Steve & Judy Vallo of Tipp City; Mark & Sara Vallo of New Albany; Mary & Tim Ahrns of Beavercreek; Joe & DeAnne Vallo of Loveland; Tom & Jennifer Vallo of Kohler, WI; and Martha & Jeff Barlage of Minster. There are 13 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Surviving sisters & brother include Connie Meyer of Minster; Audrey Meyer of Minster and Myrle & Betty Vallo of Kettering. He was preceded in death by his siblings and spouses Rosella & Nick Hogenkamp-Mehmert, Maurice & Julia Vallo, Velma & Harold Frierott, and in-laws Julian "Bud" Meyer, Wilfred Meyer and Paul Mehmert.

Mr. Vallo was a 1935 graduate of Minster High School and served in the U.S. Army from July 1941 until November 1945. He spent more than three years of that time in foreign service in the countries of Iceland, Great Britain, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany.

From 1946 through 1950 he was employed by a public accounting firm in Dayton and in 1951 left there to go with the St. Henry Bank in St. Henry, Ohio. He was there for almost twelve years as the cashier and member of the board of directors. While there he also served on the board of directors of The Ottoville Banking Company in Ottoville, Ohio. In May 1962, he came to The Minster Bank where he was the president and chief executive officer until his retirement in May 1982.

Mr. Vallo was an ardent church choir singer joining the St. Augustine choir in Minster in 1935 and retiring in 2004. While he was in Dayton and St. Henry he sang with the choirs there. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Minster Civic Association and former member and president of the Kiwanis Club of Minster, Minster School Board, 20 year volunteer at Joint Township Hospital in St. Marys and was recognized as Citizen of the Year from the Minster Civic Association.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, April 17 at 10 AM at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Minster with Fr. Rick Nieberding, Celebrant. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors. Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 PM - 8 PM and Wednesday from 9 AM- 9:30 AM at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Minster.

Memorial donations can be made to the St. Augustine Choir.