The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

January 5, 2013

Gretchen Hartmann Melius

The Tribune-Democrat

MANOR, PA. — MELIUS– Gretchen Hartmann, 69, Manor, Pa., died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at home. She was born Dec. 27, 1943, in Johnstown, daughter of the late Jane E. and Marvin Cecil Eves. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a telemarketer for ITS. Gretchen was a lifetime member of the Manor American Legion. She was a 1988 graduate of Seton Hill College in Greensburg. She was a veteran of the Air Force, having served in the Vietnam War. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a son, Michael Eugene Melius, and a sister, Frances Jane Sajko. Surviving is a son, John Richard Melius, and his wife, Tammy, of Manor; three granddaughters, Samantha Rose, Sarah Jane and Sara Elizabeth; two great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Barbara Ann Dino, Ebensburg; Bernice Dishong Mechanick, Mundys Corner; Rose Mary Epperson, Ruffsdale; Beatrice Edna Hartmann, Lilly; David John Eves, Ebensburg; and Ricky Nelson Eves, Florida; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 11:30 a.m. until time of memorial service at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel at the Joseph F. Ott Funeral Home Inc., 504 Oak St., Irwin, a Professional Cremation Service affiliate firm. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Sisters of Charity Retirement Home, in care of Caritas Christi, 459 Mount Thor Road, Greensburg, Pa. 15601. For online condolences, please visit

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