• MELE JOSEPH A. Age 84, of Plum...

Age 84, of Plum Boro, formerly of Monroeville, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018. Beloved husband of Esther (Cima) Mele; father of Joseph Mele, Jr. and his wife, Barbara and James Mele and his wife, Debra; grandfather of Jenna Bursic (Wade), Michael, Paige and Madison Mele; great- grandfather of Milo Bursic. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vincenzo and Caterina Mele; and his cousin, Anthony Mele. Joe was very active in Monroeville where he and his wife lived for 30 years. He was a former member of St. Bernadette Church where he was an Eucharistic Minister and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He and his wife, Esther, were sponsors for Engaged Couples. Joe had served on the Gateway School Board and the Monroeville Zoning Board. He was a lifetime member, past President and an EMT at Monroeville Fire Company #6. Joe always helped young men in many ways through organizations including the Cub Scouts and Webelos in Pitcairn, and Monroeville Midget Football. He was a member of Our Lady of Joy Parish where he had taught CCD. Joe was an avid hunter, golfer and fisherman and loved to hunt with his sons. Friends will be received Sunday from 12 noon until 2 p.m. and from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike (412-372-2100). Additional visitation at the funeral chapel on Monday, January 15, 2018, from 10 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial following at 12:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Joy Parish. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38148-0142. Please visit:
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PostedJanuary 13, 2018