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Louis C. Melinsky


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Louis C. Melinsky Obituary
Louis C. Melinsky, 68, of Emmaus, passed unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. He was born August 5, 1949 in Bethlehem, son of the late Louis A. and Stephanna (Kwiatek) Melinsky. Lou was the devoted husband of 30 years to Winnie (DiLeo) Melinsky. Lou was a loving man who will be remembered for his kind and gentle nature, his patience and his wonderful sense of humor. He enjoyed being outdoors; Lou was an avid golfer, found great peace in fishing from the banks of a stream and appreciated spending time at the beach. Lou was active in community organizations, including the Boy Scout Explorer Program and Center for Vision Loss and could always be found with a smile on his face. His family was extremely important to him; he especially adored being Poppy to his grandson, Charlie. Lou was a graduate of Liberty High School and Moravian College. He served as the Business Office Manager at Sacred Heart Hospital for over 35 years and Grandview Hospital for 8 years prior to his retirement. He was a parishioner of the Cathedral Church of St. Catherine of Sienna. Lou will be dearly missed by his wife, Winnie; brother, Tom Kwiatek and his wife, Louise; son, Morgan Burkhardt and his wife, Katie and Lou's grandson, Charlie; brother-in-law, Steve Geitz, sister-in-law, Mary Lou Welsh and husband, Rod and brother-in-law, James DiLeo; beloved nieces, nephews, great- nieces and nephews as well as his extended family. Lou was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Ann Geitz. A visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, 2018 and again on Monday from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at The Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:30 a.m. on Monday at Cathedral Church of St. Catharine of Sienna, 1825 W. Turner St. Allentown, PA 18104. Burial will follow at Holy Saviour Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart Fund, c/o SLUHN Development, 801 Ostrum St. Bethlehem, PA 18015. Condolences may be offered at www.connellfuneral.com.
Published in Morning Call on May 17, 2018
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