John Pelish Jr., 86, of Stephens City VA died Tuesday, July 2, 2013 peacefully at home surrounded by his family.
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John was born March 12, 1927 in Mayfield, PA the son of the late John and Mary Pelachyk Pelish.
He entered the Navy in 1944 as a 1st class petty officer and spent tours in Morocco, Aleutian Islands, Alaska and Hawaii. He graduated from University of Michigan in 1953 majoring in Industrial Engineering. He worked for Boise Cascade and O'Sullivan. John was a member of Middletown Presbyterian Church.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Graham Pelish and his grandson, Troy Allen Pelish.
Surviving are his children, Tamara Pelish, and husband Wesley Beemer of Ann Arbor, MI, Peter Pelish of Pittsburgh PA, Bruce Pelish and wife Martha of Vinton, VA and Paul Pellish of Boyce, VA; and grandchildren, Kendall Pelish, Clint Pelish, Teal Pelish and Elizabeth Pelish.
The family will receive friends Friday evening, July 5, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 at Jones Funeral Home in Winchester VA. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p. m on Saturday, July 6,2013 at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Rose Wayland officiating. Burial will follow in Shenandoah Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Winchester VA 22601.
Online condolences may be left at www.jonesfuneralhomes.com
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Published in Northern Virginia Daily on July 5, 2013