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David R. Meleski

1933 - 2017
David R. Meleski Obituary
David R. Meleski November 12, 1933 - September 22, 2017 Bonita David R. Meleski, CMDR, USN, Retired, passed away on September 22, 2017 after battling a rare heart disease. David is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Audrey, six children, Michael Poppoff Meleski, Audrey Lynn (Butch Day), David, James and Timothy Meleski and Kathryn (Kelly Bowie) plus many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.David was a pilot for the Navy and received the Navy Air Medal for rescuing Oregon residents from the devastating floods during Christmas, 1964. He had a great reputation for his piloting abilities, leadership qualities and many more accomplishments. He enjoyed many sports and loved the outdoors.David belonged to the Knights of Columbus and was a devoted member and founding father of Corpus Christi Catholic Church. He received the Pro Merito Award from the church for his exemplary service and outstanding devotion to the Diocese and to the Parish. The Pope designated David a Knight of St. Gregory, a very high honor for his remarkable service to the church.He is truly missed by all those who knew and loved him.Services will be held at Corpus Christi, Bonita at 10:00am on October 5, 2017. Interment at Miramar National Cemetery at 2:00pm.
Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Sept. 30, 2017
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