KANE - Thomas W. Mehalko, 67, of 514 Horner Road, Wilcox, passed away early Tuesday (Oct. 14, 2014) at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys.
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Born Feb. 1, 1947, in Wilcox, he was a son of George and Nellie Turzanski Mehalko. On July 27, 1968, at St. Anne Catholic Church in Wilcox, he married Anita Johnson, who survives.
Mr. Mehalko had worked for Penn Tech and, more recently, was employed by Alpha Sintered Metals in Ridgway.
He was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church and belonged to the Wilcox Sportsman's Club and Wilcox Volunteer Fire Department, where he served for 51 years, many as fire chief.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are four sons, Robert (Dennise) Mehalko, Richard (Tracey) Mehalko, Randy (Sara) Mehalko and Ryan Mehalko, all of Wilcox; two daughters, Marsha (Thor) Lehman of Wilcox and Sarah (Josh) Shirley of Natrona Heights; 13 grandchildren; four brothers, John Mehalko of Kane, Edward Mehalko and Donald Mehalko, both of Dover, Del., and Walter Joe Mehalko of Wilcox; and two sisters, Marie Kalp of Fayetteville and Catherine Mowrey of Wilcox.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, James Mehalko.
Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Cummings Funeral Home Inc. in Kane, when a funeral service will be held with the Rev. David Wilson, pastor of St. Anne Church, officiating. Burial will be in Wilcox Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Wilcox Volunteer Fire Department.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.cummingsfh.com.
Cummings Funeral Home Inc.
151 Greeves Street
Kane, PA 16735
Published in The Bradford Era from Oct. 15 to Oct. 22, 2014