SALEM – William C. “Bill” Mehno, age 90, of Salem died at 12:57 a.m. Monday, April 22, 2013, at his home. He was born March 23, 1923 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania the son of the late Wasil and Fenya (Kroveski) Mehno. Bill worked for 45 years for the former E. W. Bliss Co. in Salem and retired in 1990 as Manager of Industrial Engineering. He was a member of the Episcopal Church of Our Saviour. Bill was a 1941 graduate of Midland High School, Midland, Pennsylvania, a member of the Salem AmVets Post 45, Salem VFW Post 892, Salem American Legion and the Salem Independent Hose Club. During World War II he served in the U. S. Air Force and flew in 21 missions.
His wife, Amelia “Millie” (Galli) Mehno whom he married June 3, 1951 preceded him in death on April 15, 2004.
Survivors included 4 sons, Michael (Gail) Mehno of Plano, Texas, John Mehno of Salem, Stephen (Kelly) Mehno of Sylvania, Ohio and Robert (Ursula) Mehno of Salem; 3 daughters, Tanya (Daniel) Papic, Alicia Mehno and Suzanne Mehno all of Salem; 16 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a son, William Mehno Jr. in 1961 and 3 brothers, Michael, Paul, and John Mehno.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday at the Episcopal Church of Our Saviour with Rev. Jerome H. Colegrove officiating. Calling hours will be held Thursday from 5 to 8:00 p.m. at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery with military honors provided by the Salem Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Mehno Memorial Fund, 870 East State Street, Salem, Ohio 44460.
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