Emanuel “Manny” Mehallis

September 16, 1927 - January 6, 2023
Emanuel “Manny” Mehallis

Emanuel “Manny” Mehallis, 95, passed away on January 6, 2023 at his home in St. Clairsville, OH. He was born in St Clairsville, OH, on September 16, 1927 to the late Gust and Eva Mehallis, and was a life long resident of the community. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his best friend and wife, Kiki T. Mehallis, a brother George, and a sister Mary Kerkentzes.

Mehallis was a member of the VFW Post 5356, having served in the U.S. Army in Germany with the 28′ Calvary Constabulary Squadron. He is a Graduate of St Clairsville High School and The Ohio State University.

He was active locally for many years as an Athletic Committeeman for Ohio State, recruiting for coaches Woody Hayes, Earl Bruce, John Cooper, Fred Taylor, Eldon Miller, Gary Williams and Randy Ayers. He served over twenty years as a Director of the local Ohio State Alumni Chapter and was active as a member of the Buckeye Boosters Club. Locally, he was instrumental in organizing and conducting yearly fund-raising golf outings at Belmont Hills Country Club for the Columbus Boosters Club who supported the University’s athletic department from the many boosters through out the local tri-state area.

Mehallis served on the Belmont and Harrison County Vocational School Districts Board, was involved in creating and the establishment of the Belmont Park District and served twelve years as President, developing the county park and construction of the roadways and the building the James Carnes Center, which was programmed as the initial step of relocating the Belmont County Fairgrounds.

Mehallis spent many years as a member of the Saints Club, a term as its president during the years with the cooperation of the Belmont Fair Board and volunteers, were responsible for the enlargement of, doubling the concrete seating capacity of the stadium and the long awaited construction of the field house and rest-rooms.

Mehallis was a life member of the Martins Ferry Greek Orthodox Church., served years on its Board, a term as President, and thirty years was their Sunday Adult Bible School teacher. He was an Emeritus member of the Belmont Hills Country Club, was an avid golfer and served on the Board of Governors of the Ohio Valley Seniors Golf Association for many years, being its President on two occasions. He was member of Belmont Masonic Lodge #16, served as the Master of the Lodge in 1963, served as Illustrious Master of Royal & Select Masons and PHP of Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Ohio.

Mehallis retired in 1992, having served as President and Executive Officer of the Columbus National Bank which was at that time headquartered in St. Clairsville, after having worked in the Ohio Valley for since 1951 in the financial and banking industry, In his spare time, he enjoyed authoring and publishing several intriguing mystery novels.

Surviving are his sons: Gus (Pamela) Mehallis and Jim Mehallis, grandchildren: Michael, Matthew, Megan, Alexandra, James Jr., three great – grandchildren: Mia, Madison, and Hobie Jr., a sister Fanny Stambolis of St. Clairsville, OH, a brother, Steve (Martha) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a sister in law Dr. Mantha Mehallis of Plantation, Florida and a large group of dear nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at Church of the Life Giving Fountain Greek Orthodox Church 314 N 5th St, Martins Ferry, OH 43935 beginning at 11:00 am with Father Costa Makrinos as celebrant.

Interment will follow at Union Cemetery – St. Clairsville, OH.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Life Giving Fountain Greek Orthodox Church at TMCFunding.com

Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists 204 W Main Street St. Clairsville, OH 43950 are handling the arrangements for the Mehallis Family.


Military Rites

Tuesday, January 10, 2023
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Greek Orthodox Church of the Life-Giving Fountain - Directions
314 N 5th Street
Martins Ferry, OH 43935

Funeral Service

Tuesday, January 10, 2023
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Greek Orthodox Church of the Life-Giving Fountain - Directions
314 N 5th Street
Martins Ferry, OH 43935

Graveside Service

Tuesday, January 10, 2023
12:15 PM - 12:20 PM

Union Cemetery - Directions
211 Maple Avenue
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950
1-740-695-1260

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  • January 07, 2023
    James W Everson Sr says:
    Rest in Peace Manny....my sympathy to the family. Jim Everson, Chairman Emeritus Unified Bank Martins Ferry, OH

  • January 07, 2023
    Dennis R Albaugh says:
    My sincere and humble condolences to the family and friends of "Manny". Denny Albaugh

  • January 07, 2023
    Thomas John says:
    Sorry for your loss Gus. You probably don’t remember me but I (Thomas John )worked with you At Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel in Beach Bottom during a summer hiring program. We worked together in New Products for only one Summer. I remember you as a good person and a funny guy. I married a St. C girl ( Michelle Newbrough ) who also remembers you. Again sorry for your loss “cumbatos”.

  • January 07, 2023
    Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Emanuel Mehallis, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Emanuel Mehallis, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †