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Paul Andrew MellishOctober 16, 1914 ~ September 18, 2017 (age 102)
Paul Andrew Mellish, 102, of East Brady, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at Sugarcreek Rest. He was born Oct. 16, 1914, in Sugarcreek Township to the late Joseph and Annie (Possage) Mellish. He was a devoted husband to Flora (McClure) Mellish for 79 years. They lived all of their lives in Sugarcreek Township and had three children, Barbara (Ronald) Jack, of Cowansville, Paula (Alan) Claypoole, of Meadville, and David (Marge) Mellish of West Virginia. Their family also consists of eight grandchildren, one step grandchild, many great-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Mr. Mellish was the last surviving member of his immediate family, preceded in death by his parents, 12 brothers, one sister, and one great-great-granddaughter. He was employed in several coal mines over 47 years, retiring from Fawn Coal Company as an electrical inspector. He was also a well known electrician over a wide area of Armstrong and Butler counties. In the earlier days, he often got paid with vegetables. He never charged churches that he wired. He was the last living Charter Member of Sugarcreek Township Volunteer Fire Department, where he worked faithfully for almost 70 years. He was a lifelong member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Sugarcreek Parish and now Brady's Bend Parish. Friends will be received from 2-4 pm and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at the Snyder-Crissman Funeral Home, 832 East Brady Road, Cowansville. Additional viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home, followed by the Funeral Liturgy at noon at St. Patrick Church in Brady's Bend with Father John M. Butler officiating. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Paul’s memory to Sugarcreek Township Volunteer Fire Department or St. Patrick Church.
Sugarcreek Township Volunteer Fire Department
110 Rodgers Road, East Brady PA 16028
St. Patrick Parish
915 State Route 68, East Brady PA 16028