September 20, 1943 - December 5, 2020
Melvin “Mel” Douglas Montes, age 77 of Benwood, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Wheeling Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 20, 1943 in Glen Dale, WV son of the late Manuel and Alice Barr Montes. Mel was a retired employee of PPG Industries. He served as President of the International Chemical Workers Union Local 45, what he considered to be his life’s work. He was a US Army veteran serving in Germany during the Vietnam War. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas Montes; nephew, Chaz Schultz and dear friend and union brother, Paul Omear. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Marlene Bradcovich Montes; one son, Matt (Tiffiny) Montes of New Albany, OH; one daughter, Erika (Ian) Brown of Los Angeles, CA; two sisters, Margaret (Roger) Miller of Moundsville and Molly (Ron) Faulk of Belmont, OH; mother-in-law: Mary Bradcovich; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Montes of Moundsville and Janet (Charles) Schultz of Wheeling; one brother-in-law, Ron Bradcovich; four grandchildren, Matthew and Addison Montes and Harlan and June Brown; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. A party, to be held in Summer 2021, will celebrate his life. All who loved him will be invited to attend, with details to come. Memorial contributions may be made to the Soup Kitchen of Greater Wheeling, 1610 Eoff St., Wheeling, WV 26003 (wheelingsoup.org) or Fair Fight 2020, 1270 Caroline Street, Suite D120-311, Atlanta, GA 30307 (fairfight.com). Arrangements entrusted to the Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, WV.
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