Robert J. “Red” Meholic Sr.
Robert J. “Red” Meholic Sr., 84, a resident of Christ the King Manor in DuBois and formerly of 692 Washington St., St. Marys, died Tuesday morning, April 29, 2014, at Christ the King Manor after a lengthy illness.He was born Feb. 27, 1930 in Martinsburg, N.Y., son of the late John and Frances Knouse Meholic. On July 26, 1952 in St. Marys, he married Doris Roth who preceded him in death on June 10, 1989.He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1949. He was a retired employee of Pure Industries, retiring in 1989 with over 40 years of service.Mr. Meholic was a member of the Sacred Heart Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served in the Korean War. He volunteered at the Christian Food Bank, Elk Regional Health Center, and Sacred Heart Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren play sports.He is survived by four sons, Steve Meholic and his wife Karen of St. Marys, Robert Meholic Jr. and his wife Susan of St. Marys, Allan Meholic and his wife Janice of St. Marys, and John Meholic and his wife Cathy of St. Marys; nine grandchildren, Michael Meholic, Bradley Meholic, Lindsey Straub, Scott Meholic, Jeffrey Meholic, Matthew Meholic, Chad Meholic, Jared Meholic, and Alexa Meholic; and one great-grandson, Easton Straub.Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Rosemary O’Dell and Tina Brem; and one brother, John Meholic who died in childhood. He was the last member of his immediate family.A Mass of Christian Burial for Robert J. “Red” Meholic Sr. will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Friday, May 2, 2014, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, Pastor, officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Thursday evening, May 1 from 5-8 p.m.Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Christ the King Manor, 1100 West Long Ave., DuBois, PA 15801 or to a favorite charity.Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.