Thomas R. Melle, 72 of West Deer Township died Wednesday May 13, 2020 at his home with his family by his side. He was born July 3, 1947 in Pittsburgh to the late Anthony J. and Margaret A. (Meinert) Melle, Sr. Tom grew up in Fox Chapel graduating from Fox Chapel High School in 1966. He has lived in West Deer for the past 44 years. He was an order entry specialist for US Steel in Pittsburgh where he worked for over 10 years, then went to work as a letter carrier for the US Post Office, Allison Park office working for over 25 years. Tom served his country during the Viet Nam War as a Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of St. Victor R.C. Church, Bairdford and the National Association of Letter Carriers Union, Pittsburgh. He enjoyed gardening, wood working and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years Margaret R. (Meszaros) Melle, his children Thomas R. (Amy) Melle, Jr. of Holly Springs, NC, Timothy R. (Kelly) Melle of West Deer, Todd R. (Dawn) Melle of Middlesex Township and Judy R. (Ron) Lawry of Wexford; grandchildren Taylor, Zack, Tanner, Ethan, Connor, Cameron, Hunter, Jacob and Kira; his brothers Carl (Kathy) Melle of Hampton and Ralph Melle of O’Hara Township, sister-in-law Marcia Melle of Jacksonville, Fla. and nieces Alicia Melle, Erica Melle, Stacey Melle and nephew Carl Melle, Jr.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Anthony J. Melle, Jr.
With the present health crisis, a private family visitation was held in the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer Township. A private funeral mass was held in St. Victor R.C. Church, Bairdford, West Deer with the Rev. James P. Holland officiating. Following the Funeral Mass, he was laid to rest near his family in St. Mary’s Cemetery, O’Hara Township. View obituary and leave condolences at www.siwicki-yanickofh.com.
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