Gayle Meley Jr.

Born: Thu., Jun. 30, 1932
Died: Fri., Oct. 24, 2014


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Gayle Meley Jr., 82, went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 24, 2014. He went peaceful, at his residence,surrounded by loved ones, on Murray Hill, where he resided for the last 28 years.

He was born on June 30, 1932 to the late Gayle and Anna Holland Meley Sr. Formerly of Lander, he graduated from the Sugar Grove Farmington Jointure. He served in the Korean conflict with the 101st Airborne as an artillieryman. Gayle worked at Rexnord Corp. as a dynamic flexible coupling balancer-straightener for more than 40 years, where he later retired in 1995. He was an active member of the Youngsville Legion Post #658, AmVets of Sugar Grove, Tidioute Vets. Club and the Warren County Horeshoe League, formerly a Pleasant Twp. supervisor, member of the Pleasant Vol. Fire Dept. and the Sundowners Drum and Bugle Corp.

Gayle enjoyed playing horseshoes, golfing, hunting, fishing, camping, traveling, bowling, playing poker and woodworking, but most of all, he loved spending time with family and friends, joking, having a good time, but always lending a helping hand. He was well liked by all who knew him and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Mary Black Meley; a sister Patricia Hagberg; his children Timothy(Pam)Meley of Warren, Caprece(Troy)McDunn of Warren, Holly(Randy)Zydonik of North Carolina; step-children Fredrick(Suanne)Beardsley of Youngsville, Kimberly(Kevin)Childs of Youngsville, 6 grandchildren, 9 step-grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 16 step-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his former wife ,Janet Christie Meley, brother in law, Ernest(Lavern)Hagberg and one step grandchild.

Service will be private, at the convenience of the family. Condolences may be made to the family through the funeral home at nelsonfuneralhome.net. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Cancer Center of Warren, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, to the Hospice of Warren County, P.O. Box 68, Warren, Alzheimer’s Association Northwestern PA Chapter, 110 West 10th St. Suite 212, Erie, Pa, 16501.

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Becky McMillen
   Posted Fri October 24, 2014
My deepest sympathies in your loss. Gayle was a wonderful person and he will be missed. He was such a bright spot in my days at Rexnord.

Becky McMillen
   Posted Fri October 24, 2014
My deepest sympathies in your loss. Gayle was a wonderful person and he will be missed. He was such a bright spot in my days at Rexnord.

Tom Taydus
   Posted Sat October 25, 2014
Mary, I am sorry for your loss.

wes & jan wilcox
   Posted Sat October 25, 2014
will miss you at the square dances . we had such a great time at lander fire hall.

John and Elaine Dorotics
   Posted Sat October 25, 2014
Sincere sympathy for your loss. We are so sorry to hear of his passing. Gayle was the finest person. We will miss his presence at the Legion but will always remember him for his never-ending happy and joking personality.

Jessie Lyon
   Posted Sun October 26, 2014
He was always a smiling face I loved to see at the PVI. He had the best hugs too. He will be sadly missed.

Denny and Linda Young
   Posted Tue October 28, 2014
Dear Mary and family,
We were so sad to hear of Gayle's passing. We are sorry for your loss. We will cherish the memories we have of you and Gayle. The visits on the sun porch, the cherry brandy, the good times at the Legion and the time spent on the back deck at Dad's.We will remember Gayle everytime we look at our state of Washington he made for us while we were traveling.

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