Josephine P. (Pokosh) Meleen

Born: Mon., Mar. 24, 1919
Died: Tue., Mar. 27, 2012


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sat., Mar. 31, 2012
Location: Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Funeral Service

1:30 PM Sun., Apr. 01, 2012
Location: Saron Lutheran Church

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Josephine P. Meleen, 93, of 157 Second St., Youngsville, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at the Rouse Warren Co. Home.

She was born March 24, 1919 in James City, PA, a daughter of the late Michael and Julia Pokosh. She was a member of the Saron Lutheran Church and a member of the Eastern Star #478 in Youngsville, where she had served as past Worthy Matron and past District Deputy Grand Matron.  Josephine enjoyed her Eastern Star events, her family and friends, bowling, traveling and very much enjoyed being a member of the Four Fun Eight Card Club.

She is survived by her children; Beverly Moore of Irvine, John (Connie) Meleen of Chandlers Valley, and her special children, Ingrid and Jim Fitzgerald of Youngsville,  a brother Basil (Leah) Pokosh, grandchildren; Cheryl Barr, Bradley Shattuck, Michele (Barry) Zurcher, Shannon Moore, Christopher Meleen, Casey Meleen, Alicia(Rick) Conner and Andrew (Nicole) Fitzgerald, 17 great-grandchildren,  and 11 great great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Albert Meleen Jr., who died in 1994, and 7 siblings.

Friends will be received on Saturday (March 31) from 4-7 PM at the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 314 N. Main St. in Youngsville.  Members of the Eastern Star will conduct their Ritual at 6:45 PM at the Funeral Home.  A funeral service will be held on Sunday at 1:30 PM at the Saron Lutheran Church in Youngsville with the Rev. Mark Fisher, pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Youngsville Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Saron Lutheran Church,  148 West Main St., Youngsville, PA 16371, or to Hospice of Warren Co., 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA 16365.  E-condolences to the family may be made at

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   Posted Wed March 28, 2012
To all the Meleen families,
My condolences to you all during this sad time.

Nancy McKee
   Posted Thu March 29, 2012
Please accept my sympathy in the death of your mother. I''m sure she will be missed greatly. God Bless her and her family.

Karen and Dean Barnett
   Posted Thu March 29, 2012
Please accept out sympathy for the loss of your mother, sister and loved one. She lived a full life and was truly blessed. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Tom Long
   Posted Thu March 29, 2012
My sympathy and prayers go out to you John, Beverly and all the Meleens. I remember Jose as being such a kind and loving lady. May God comfort and sustain you during this time.

Tom Long

Debbie Crocker Lankins
   Posted Thu March 29, 2012
Bev and family, so sorry for your loss, deepest symapthy to all of you and may you cherish may fond memories , thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers.

Rick and Sherri Warner
   Posted Fri March 30, 2012
We are deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

Chuck and Diane Guthrie
   Posted Sun April 01, 2012
Truly sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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