Joanne “Jo” (Dixon) Melder
November 05, 1935 - October 17, 2022
Visitation: Thursday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m.; Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry Twp, 2678 Rochester Rd.
Service: Dutilh United Methodist Church, Friday, 11:00 a.m. Everyone please meet at Church.
JOANNE CAROLE (DIXON) MELDER
Age 86, born November 5, 1935, in Hamlet, North Carolina; sadly passed away on October 17, 2022, beloved wife of Raymond John Melder for 64 years; cherished Mother of Raymond (Cathy), David, Dana Osselborn (Ron), and Richard; proud and adored grandmother of Ashley Werner (Justin), Raymond (Susie), Ryan (Megan), Tiffany Kern (Brandon), David, Renee Ammon (Preston), and Jessica McCandless (Connor); most loving Great Grandmother (MaJo) of Braylen, Bennett, Paisley, Charlotte, Logan, Hudson, and Ava; survived by brother John Dixon (Joye) of Detroit, Michigan and sisters-in-law Marianne Dixon of Emporia, Kansas, and Shirley Dixon of Beaver, Pennsylvania, and her beloved Kitty, Blue. Preceded in death by husband Raymond John Melder; parents James Norman Dixon Sr. and Lida Mae Tweddell Dixon; sister Dolores Dixon Peterson, and brothers David Dixon and James Dixon Jr. Joanne graduated from Avalon High School in 1953 and from Robert Morris Business College in 1954. “Jo” organized many class reunions and enjoyed getting together with her many friends from John Morrow Elementary School, Oliver High School, and Avalon High School. She was a member of Dutilh United Methodist Church in Cranberry Township for 45 years, where she enjoyed playing in the handbell choir. Jo retired as manager of Member Services from The Minerals, Metals, & Materials Society (TMS) in 2000. Friends received Thursday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry Twp., 2678 Rochester Rd., 724-772-8800. Service in Dutilh United Methodist Church, Friday at 11;00 a.m. Everyone please meet at Church. The family would also like to thank Carey Hezlep and her girls for their loving care during these last several months.Send Flowers Shop Gifts Print Obituary Share Obituary
Rich and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May all the wonderful memories bring you peace and comfort.
Ray and Dana, my sincerest sympathy to you and your entire family. Your mom was one of the greatest ladies I ever knew. She will be missed. My prayers go out to you.
Joanne and Ray were our neighbors across the street on Joan Street for 12 years.
She was so sweet and kind; the perfect neighbor. Always a smile and a welcoming conversation. My brother, sister, and I were in elementary- middle school at the time, and after so many times of us forgetting our key to get into our house after school , my parents finally entrusted Joanne with the key–such a wise choice! We were never locked out again! She was a great person! Sympathy to all the Melders.
Melder Family – I will miss seeing your Mom on my visits back to PA and Dutilh. I always looked for her and she always had a smile for me. We sat together at church often when I was visiting! I know she is in a better place and that she will always be smiling upon you! Take care of each other in this time of sadness, but know that it will be marked by many good memories over the next days/weeks/months!
My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Truly blessed to have known Joanne through church, ladies Bible study, our visits and socializing. Joanne was a classy lady with a heart of gold who loved serving and socializing in the name of Jesus. I know our Lord has prepared a special place for her with many crowns which will undoubtedly coordinate with her attire and accessories.
Ashley and Families oh what a sweet women your mom was and what an impact she had on so many. There are some people in this world who touch you and you know are genuine from the minute you meet and your mom was one of them. Oh how she loved you and was so proud of you as well. I wish I would have had more chances to be in her company but just knowing her was a blessing. My deepest condolences to you and my heartfelt prayers are going up for peace that surpasses all understanding. xoxo
Ashley and Families oh what a sweet women your gram was and what an impact she had on so many. There are some people in this world who touch you and you know are genuine from the minute you meet and your mom was one of them. Oh how she loved you and was so proud of you as well. I wish I would have had more chances to be in her company but just knowing her was a blessing. My deepest condolences to you and my heartfelt prayers are going up for peace that surpasses all understanding. xoxo
Dear Melder Family,
I am so saddened by your mom’s passing. She was a precious lady to me for many reasons. Like several other people have mentioned, she always acknowledged my birthday with a card. Last year was the first time I didn’t get a card from her since I was a teenager. Our birthdays were in the same week. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She was kind, thoughtful, and caring. I know you will all miss her dearly. Know that my family, my mom, my sister, and I will miss her too.
Very sorry to hear of Jo’s passing. Only had the pleasure of knowing that beautiful woman for a few years. As good as an Avalon girl can get, for sure. God Bless you Jo, and rest in eternal peace.
I am so saddened to hear about the passing of Joanne. She was, without a doubt, one of the sweetest ladies I have ever met. I met her at Dutilh years ago, and bless her heart, she never once forgot to send me a birthday card! I just adored her, and want to pass my sincerest condolences on to her family. It was an honor to have known her for as long as I did. Rest in peace, sweet friend.
Rich and all the Melder family I express my sympathy for the loss of your mother. May the Lord cover each of you with His peace.
Momma Jo, It was such an honor and a privilege to be your friend. You’ve added so much to my life, as I cherished the time we spent together. Knowing you has been beyond amazing. I’m going to miss our daily texts, phone calls, and visits. Your smile made me smile and your hugs felt so good! I love you with all my heart. Your support with Logan and I was a bonus. You always made us feel loved and welcomed. We adore you for that!
Rest, Pretty Lady… you’ve lived a full life and touched all that knew you. Sending you the warmest of hugs.
I love you!
Joanne was the first person who greeted us when we came to Dutilh 16 years ago. She was so warm and friendly. And never missed a birthday card for John and me. God bless her beautiful family.
Dear Family of Jo Dixon Melder, I am shocked to learn of the loss of my dearest friend. We met at Avalon High School in our sophomore year and became friends immediately. We have kept in touch since we graduated in 1953. She was such a wonderful lady inside and out. I have so many good and fond memories of her and I will dearly miss her. She and Ray were a perfect couple and now can be together again in heaven. RIP Jo. I love you. Til we meet again.
Ray, Sorry to learn about the passing of your mother. My sympathy to you and Cathy and all your family. May God Bless.
I’m so sorry to hear of Joanne’s passing. I was always taught to call her Aunt Joanne and Uncle Ray. I thought they were because of being brought up with Connie and Billl. They were great people and they were always good to me. They both are going to be miss. Rest in peace Aunt Joanne and Uncle Ray. Good bless! 🙏
Jo was a very special lady.
She will be missed by all,
never to be forgotten.
My prayers are with you Rich and your family. I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. We regret we are not able to pay our respects personally but we are with you in spirit. Our love and sympathy to all of you
Ray so sorry for your loss
Dana and family. I’m so sorry to hear of your mums passing. I felt very close with Joanne. She was a very special person with a heart of gold. I’m going to miss her so much. We enjoyed going to church together and all our girl talks. She’s with your Dad now in a wonderful place. God Bless you all.