Obituary: Joseph A Melone


June 23, 1929 – August 18, 2022

Information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Joseph A. Melone, age 93, of Portage, Indiana and formerly of Chicago Heights, Illinois, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 18, 2022. Survived by Armida Melone nee Fusco. Loving father of Joseph (Lisa) Melone, Michelle Melone, Richard (Diane) Melone, and the late Robert Melone. Cherished grandfather of Joey (Maylen) Melone, Marisa (Erik) Olson, Isabella Melone, Richard Melone, Geena Melone, and great-grandfather of Emma, Leila, and Nash. Dear brother of Adeline (late Jim) Compagnoni, Matilda (late Donald) Kasper, Louis (Connie) Melone, and Albert (Kathy) Melone. Joseph was a proud United States Army Veteran. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation Saturday, August 20, 2022, from 10 until time of Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. at Smits, DeYoung Vroegh 649 E 162nd Street, South Holland, IL 60473. Interment to follow at Assumption Cemetery – Glenwood, IL. For more information, please call 708-755-6100 or visit our online obituary and guest book at