SHARPSVILLE, Pa. (MyValleyTributes) – Paul E. Mehalko, 87, of Sharpsville, died Saturday, November 26, 2022 at his home after a short illness.
Paul was born on April 19, 1935 at the family home on Maple Way, Sharon to Anne (Dubois) and Charles Mehalko.
He was a graduate of Sharpsville High School, class of 1953.
Paul worked at Westinghouse, Inc., then at Fessler Machine, Co., in Sharon, as an engraver. He also worked at ADS, Co. as Field Engineer, Warren Fabrication as Office Manager, Lawrence Systems, PM Alfred; He was Sharpsville Borough’s last full-time code officer, served as Sharpsville Borough’s Fire Chief, and served as Fire Warden for over 40 years.
He is a graduate of the PA State Fire Academy and a lifetime member of the Independent Fire Chiefs, Keystone State Fire Chiefs, the Fire Marshall Association and the PSP Association.
He served in the United States Army and Army Reserves until being honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant First Class.
He was Commander of the Cachke War Veterans, Past President and Perpetual Member of the Veterans Aldermen Committee, Life Member of the Sharpsville American Legion #162, Life Member of the Catholic War Veterans of America, SERRA Catholic Club, Past President, Vocations Advancement, Priesthood, Leader of Boy Scout Troop 17, Order of the Arrow, Silver Beaver Award, Member Hoh’squa’sa’ga’da, Board Member Mercer County Historical Society, Curator of the Roush Log Cabin, served over 25 years thereafter of the Mercer County Emergency Planning Committee and a charter member of the Sharpsville Lions Club.
Paul was an active member of St. Bartholomew RC Church in Sharpsville, where he served as an altar boy, usher, reader, officer for the Holy Name Society, Eucharistic minister for the sick and orphans, and assisted Father Lynch in church operations for many years.
He is survived by his 17-year-old Sharpsville companion Georgia Scott; Nephews, Gregory Mehalko, Charles “Bud” (Bonnie) Mehalko; Niece Madeline Marvich and great-grandnephew Jacob Marvich.
Paul was preceded in death by his mother Anne Dubois; father, Charles Mehalko; brother, Charles D. Mehalko; sister-in-law Barbara Mehalko; Niece Deborah Dorogy and niece Suzan Mehalko.
Friends can call Tuesday, November 29, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Donaldson-Mohney Funeral Home, 124 West Main Street, Sharpsville, Pennsylvania. Military honors are offered.
Christian Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Bartholomew RC Church, 311 West Ridge Avenue, Sharpsville, Pennsylvania, conducted by Very Reverend Father Richard Allen, EV . Friends are welcome to meet directly in the church.
Memorial donations can be sent to the Holy Name Society at St. Bartholomew RC Church in Sharpsville.
Burial will take place at St. Ann’s Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the Donaldson-Mohney Funeral Home & Crematory.
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