Michael J. Melosky, age 97, of White Oak, died on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. He was born in McKeesport on August 28, 1925, and is the son of the late Michael and Mary Melosky and the husband of the late Elsie I. Pavlick Melosky, who died on December 26, 2011. He was retired after 24 years as a district manager with Met Life and was also previously employed by Royal Neighbors of America and served as a board member.
He was an army veteran, serving in WWII, Battle of the Bulge, a prisoner of war twice, and escaped twice, received the Bronze Star and was a Purple Heart recipient.
He was a past president of the former VFW, Post 514, a member and officer of the former Elks in McKeesport, and a member of the White Oak American Legion, Post 701, where he met with his buddies on Monday evenings. He was the grand marshal twice for the McKeesport Memorial Day Parade. He was a proud supporter of the S.S. McKeesport and was an avid reader.
Michael is survived by many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and his wife, Michael is preceded in death by his sisters, Miriam, Ann, and Cecelia.
Family and friends will gather on Thursday, March 9, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Mary, Mother of God Parish, St. Angela Merici Church, 1640 Fawcett Ave, White Oak, PA 15131, on Friday, March 10, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. Entombment will follow.
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