Michael L. Bilek, 86, of Dorrance Township, entered into eternal rest on 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 No. 12174, 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.
In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death 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; his beloved dog, Raven.
Michael's family offers their warmest thanks to the staff of the Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the care and compassion given.
The funeral will be held at 9:15 a.m. Saturday from the McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. at 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 5:30 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Published in Times Leader on June 7, 2013