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George A. Mellish, 81, of Springdale, formerly of Butler, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at UPMC St. Margaret Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Born March 31, 1937 in Herman, he was a son of the late John E. and Ida Stutz Mellish.
He was the owner of the George Aikens Catering and Restaurant in Oakland for many years. He also worked as a meat department manager for various grocery stores.
He was a member of Holy Sepulcher Roman Catholic Church in Glade Mills. He was also a member of the Russelton Owl's Club. George was an avid gardener, he enjoyed his strawberry and tomatoes plants. He loved his Rose and Hibiscus flower garden along with his hunting, horses and his Corvette. More than anything, he adored his family, grandchildren and great grandchildren. George received and award from going through 12 years of school with perfect attendance.
He was a veteran of the United State Army.
Surviving is his daughter, Jodie Lynn (Sherman) Kephart of Harmarville.
His son, Gregory George (Kellie McCalmont) Mellish of Harwick.
Four grandchildren: Joseph Mellish, Gregory (Brittany) Mellish, Jr, Kenny (Marah) Kephart and Bobby DiDomenico/Mellish.
Three great grandchildren: Kya Mellish, Blake Mellish and Jaelyn Mellish.
Three brothers: Joseph (Nancy) Mellish of Saxonburg, Raymond (Joan) Mellish of VA and Buzzy Mellish of East Butler.
Three sisters: Bernadette (Thomas) Brockman of Fenelton, Rose Marie (Charles) Trimbur of Butler and Clara (Richard) Fundark of Butler.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Judith Eichenlaub Mellish whom he married September 2, 1960. She passed away April 1, 2008. A sister, Mary and her husband Richard Osche and a brother, Andrew and his wife Maryann Mellish.
Friends will be received at the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 East Cunningham St. Butler, PA from 2-4 pm and from 6-8 pm Sunday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11:00 am from Holy Sepulcher Roman Catholic Church, 1304 Cruikshank Rd. Butler, PA 16002 with Rev. Robert Cedolia, Pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at the North Side Cemetery in Butler.