Michael L. Bilek, 86, of Dorrance Township entered into eternal rest Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at home surrounded by his loving family.
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Born in Dorrance Township, he was a son of the late Alexander and Anna Listwan Bilek.
Michael served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 12174, of Dorrance. He was also a member of St. Mary's Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Dorrance Township.
He worked as a welder for many years and retired from the Crestwood School District, where he worked as a custodian for 23 years.
Michael was fond of and maintained a beautiful garden. He was a "jack-of-all-trades" and was a true craftsman who was extremely handy. He will be greatly missed by his loving family.
Michael was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by his brother, William, and his sisters, Mary, Nellie and Anna. He was the last remaining member of his immediate family.
Michael is survived by his wife, the former Josephine Mylet; his daughter, Brenda Welgosh and her husband, John, Dorrance Township; grandchildren, John Welgosh Jr. and his wife, Jenn, Wilkes-Barre; Michael Welgosh, Minnesota; Jennifer Moreillon and her husband, Chad, Washington; Melissa Anderson and her husband, Rick, Berwick; and Christopher Welgosh, Dorrance Township; great-grandchildren, Austen and Xavier Moreillon; sisters-in-law, Joan Davenport, Dorrance Township; and Marie Mylet, Hobbie; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Raven.
The funeral will be held at 9:15 a.m. Saturday from McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Dorrance Township. Interment will immediately follow in the parish cemetery.
Relatives and friends are invited to call from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Michael's family would like to offer their warmest thank you to the staff of the Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the care and compassion.
McCune Funeral Service - Mountain Top
80 Mountain Blvd South Mountain Top, PA 18707
Published in Citizens' Voice on June 7, 2013