Melvin E. "Hol" Ramage

July 19, 1957 ~ September 23, 2022 (age 65) 65 Years Old


Melvin E. “Hol” Ramage age 65 of Lemont Furnace, Pa, passed away unexpectedly on Friday September 23, 2022 at home. He was born July 19, 1957 to Dorothy Jean (Collins) Ramage of Lemont Furnace, Pa and the late Melvin E. Ramage Sr.

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his two sons Joshua and Jarred Smith and his grandparents from both sides.

Melvin loved being outdoors, fishing and hunting was his favorite thing to do. He loved the outdoors and all of the beauty that went along with it. He was always doing something and even after his retirement from US Steel Mill, he never quit working. Whether it was fixing cars, yard work, or helping his friends and family with things, Mel always had to remain busy. Mel loved his animals and always had a buddy or two by his side.

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and pet owner.

He is survived by his wife Melanie (Breakiron) Ramage for eighteen years and his daughter Jenn Breakiron, grandchildren Tara Rankin, Brian Smith and Mason Smith. Also surviving are his sisters Susan (Dave) Hixon, Jackie Ramage and brother Chris (Diane) Ramage, several nieces and nephews, his good friends Jeff (Cindy) Williams and Dewayne Yauger. He spent his days with good buddies, Clyde, Thelma and Gruff.


In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to be made to 412 Animal Rescue 529 North Ave. Verona, Pa.

Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME HOPWOOD, PA, on Tuesday September 27, 2022 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm and 6:00pm to 8:00pm and Wednesday September 28, 2022 until 11:00am the hour of the service with Pastor Bryan Kelley officiating the service. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.

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