Steven Melnyczuk, age 75, of Elyria, entered eternal life on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Symphony of Olmsted Falls Memory Care Community following a lengthy illness.
Born November 26, 1945 in Dillingen, Germany, Steve came to the United States in 1951. He graduated from Elyria High School in 1964 where he played the trumpet and was a member of the marching band.
Steve worked at Lorain Works U.S. Steel for 32 years as a #3 Seamless Pipe Inspector, retiring August 31, 2003.
He was a member of the Local 1104 United Steelworkers Union and a former member of St. John Ukrainian Catholic Church in Lorain. He enjoyed telling stories from his days at the steel mill and of his adventures during his travels. He also enjoyed reading, watching sports and was a passionate fan and follower of his favorite college football team, Ohio State University.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Joyce (nee Stursa) in 2015; his parents, Mychaylo “Mike” and Michalyna “Lena” (nee Andrusyszyn) Melnyczuk; and aunt and uncle, Paul and Joan Andrusyszyn.
Surviving is his son, Chris Melnyczuk of Olmsted Falls; daughter, Tanya (Dennis) Mullins of Tipp City, OH; 2 grandsons, Gavyn Michael Mullins and Graysen David Mullins; and cousins, Tony (Phyllis) Andrusyszyn of Elyria, Paulie Andrusyszyn of Elyria, Mike Andrusyszyn of Arizona, Amber (Jerry) Everett of Phoenix, AZ, Kerri (Chad) Huskey of Lorain and Cassandra Andrusyszyn of N. Ridgeville.
A Parastas service will be held on Saturday, April 17th at 1:00 pm followed by visitation until 4:00 pm in the Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain. Private inurnment will take place at a later date in Calvary Cemetery, Lorain. To send online condolences go to www.dovinfcs.com.
Contributions can be received in memory of Steve to Mercy New Life Hospice online at foundation.mercy.com/lorain2021 under Gift Designation, choose “Other” or by mail at 3500 Kolbe Rd. Lorain, OH 44053.