ADOLPH P. MEISCH SR. (1926 - 2011)

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  • "Dear Delores and family..Our deepest sympathies to all of..."
    - John & Carolyn Hansen
  • "My Dad was an amazing man. He was my hero and my..."
    - Rosanne Berkey
  • "You were always the the greatest. I learned so much from..."
    - Adolph (Skip) Meisch
  • "I'll love you forever and always, daddy!"
    - Berta Phillips
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Adolph Paul "Mickey" Meisch, Sr. died at his home surrounded by family on November 26, 2011. He was born November 22, 1926 in Aurora, Illinois to Adolph C. and Rosamond Meisch, the oldest of seven children. He was married to Dolores M. Trafton in Anacortes on January 26, 1946.

He joined the Navy on his 17th birthday Nov. 22, 1943, retiring on Nov. 22, 1967 as an ADRC. He worked at Kenmore Air for an additional 20 years.

Adolph was a member of the PBY/CIA and pioneer member of the PBYMF, Fleet Reserve Assn., Branch 97, and the American Legion, George Morris Post 129, both of Oak Harbor, the AOPA, the Navy Museum of Flight of Pensacola, FL, the Seattle Museum of Flight, the Knights of Columbus, and a Boy Scout Commissioner and Scout Master.

Mickey is survived by eight children: Dolores, Rosanne, Adolph "Skip" Jr., Cheryl, Susan, Tim, Roberta, and Jill-ann, by two sisters Rosanne and Roberta, and one brother Tom, 16 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by son Nicholas, grandchildren Tricia & Tracy, and three brothers, John I, John B, and Richard.

Funeral Mass for Adolph Meisch will be celebrated Dec. 9th at 11:00 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Oak Harbor with Rev. Philip Raether as Celebrant and Rev. John Madigan as Con-Celebrant. Vigil at St Mary's Nov. 8th 7pm. Private family inurnment will follow at Grandview Cemetery, Anacortes at a later date. Memorials may be made to the PBY Memorial Foundation, PO Box 941, Oak Harbor, WA 98277-0941.

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Arrangements are entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home & Cremation, Oak Harbor, WA.
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