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David Earle Mellinger

November 5, 1940 ~ January 27, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

David Mellinger Obituary

David Earle Mellinger, 83, of Fallowfield Township, passed away suddenly on January 27, 2024.

 

Born on November 5, 1940 of Smithton, Pa, Dave graduated from S. Huntingdon High School, class of 1958. Following high school, Dave served honorably in the United States Army for 3 years; stationed in Germany where he achieved the rank of Corporal in the Military Police and the honorary Green Beret.

 

Dave retired as a structural steel ironworker. He then formed 3-D Corp., a construction company in 1973. He later had a shoe and leather repair shop called Dave’s Leather Shop for 13 years. Dave enjoyed selling his leather products at craft shows in the area and around the state.

 

Dave belonged to the Monongahela – Charleroi Masonic Lodge 337, where he was honored as Man of the Year in 2010, and received his 50 year recognition pin in 2023. He also belonged to the Charleroi American Legion – Post 22 and the Roscoe Gun Club where he enjoyed trap shooting. Through the years, Dave enjoyed meeting different groups of friends for coffee each morning; more recently at Charleroi Archery Club.

 

Dave was Lutheran, a member of the Charleroi Christ Lutheran Church for 58 years, where he served on the church council and as a lector.

 

Surviving to cherish Dave’s memory; his wife of 58 years, Bonnie F. (Jobes) Mellinger, his daughter Leslie (Keith S.) Woncheck, two grandchildren, Nora Faye and Keith David Woncheck, his brother-in-law Donald (Marilyn) Jobes Sr., sister-in-law Wendy Mellinger, his nephews and niece Donald (Sheila) Jobes, Jr., Aaron Mellinger, Matthew Mellinger, and Theresa (Tom) Lucy, and several cousins, and Dave’s good friend Mike Plevco. Dave is also survived by his sister, Judy Mellinger, and family in Tennessee.

 

Dave is preceded in death by his parents David E. and Gertrude (Sossa) Mellinger and his brother Barry Mellinger.

 

In Lieu of flowers the family asked for monetary donations to be made to the Christ Lutheran Church in Charleroi, 601 Washington Ave., Charleroi, PA 15022. 

 

Friends and family will be received from 2:00 to 4:00pm and 6:00 to 8:00pm on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at HOGAN-MELENYZER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES INC., 226 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, PA 15022. Funeral service will be held at 11:00am inside the funeral home on Wednesday, January 31, 2024. Interment will follow at Monongahela Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.hogan-melenyzer.com. 

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
January 30, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Hogan-Melenyzer Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
226 Fallowfield Ave
Charleroi, PA 15022

Visitation
Tuesday
January 30, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hogan-Melenyzer Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
226 Fallowfield Ave
Charleroi, PA 15022

Funeral Service
Wednesday
January 31, 2024

11:00 AM
Hogan-Melenyzer Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
226 Fallowfield Ave
Charleroi, PA 15022

Interment following funeral service
Wednesday
January 31, 2024

Monongahela Cemetery

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