Mellott-Pleska Julia "Jay" Mellott Pleska, 96, of Westerville, OH, formerly of Wintersville, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2013 at her home. She was born February 7, 1916 in Webster, PA a daughter of the late Michael and Julia Dziak Fritch. Jay was a member of Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church. She was preceded in death by her 1st husband Harper Mellott, 2nd husband Michael Pleska, three sisters Ann Kosar, Mary Yashko and Susanna Babela and two brothers Charles and Michael Fritch. Surviving are her daughter, Helen (Skip) Bednarczyk of Columbiana, OH; son, William "Bill" (Barbara) Mellott of Westerville, OH; four grandchildren, Justin Mellott, Dr. Kyra Dawson, Lara Mellott-Curnutte and Abby Jett; two great-grandchildren, Atticus Mellott and Evie Curnutte; sister, Helen Minnick of Wintersville, OH; and brother, George Fritch of Dixon, CA. Friends may call at DUNLOPE-SHORAC FUNERAL HOME, Wintersville on Thursday 6-8 p.m. and on Friday at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church from 12:30 p.m. until the time of Divine Liturgy at 1 p.m. with Fr. Gregory Thompson officiating. Parastas service Thursday 7 p.m. Burial at Fort Steuben. Offer condolences at www.shorac.com
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Feb. 6, 2013