Our beloved Father and Patriarch of our family, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Great, Great, Grandfather passed away in his Care Home with his caregiver Mary Pitt, on the June 17, 2017 at 5:30 AM peacefully in his sleep. His Sons and Granddaughter at his side, of Congestive Heart Failure.
Edward was born in Tooele, Utah on Sep. 23, 1921 to John Mehalich and Anna Sodac Mehalich. He married Velma Rose Alred on Dec. 28, 1945 in Tooele Utah. He served in the CCC camp as a young man, and joined the Army and fought in World War II as a veteran for our freedom, in the European Theater supplying the Russian Front, in the battle for Leningrad. He was honorably discharged as a Corporal. He started working at Tooele Army Depot after the war in the Ammunition area and survived Three explosions during his time there, with injuries, and lost fellow workers in fatalities from the explosions.
He retired in 1977 as a Branch Manager from Tooele Army Depot. He was a caregiver and helped raise his Grandchildren always with an open door and heart.
He is survived by his three sons, and daughter, Edward J Mehalich, Paul A Mehalich, of Tooele, Bruce A Mehalich, of Salt Lake City, and Johanna M Pitt, of Susanville, California. Also survived by five Grandchildren, Jill Scofield Snow of Elko, Nevada, Robert Scofield of Ogden, Utah, Brian Pitt of Las Vegas, Nicole Mehalich of Las Vegas, Nevada, Travis Pitt of Susanville, California, And Four Great Grandchildren, Michael Snow, Brett Snow, and Craig Snow all of Elko, Nevada, and Two Great, Great Grandchildren, Jager Scofield of Ogden Utah, and Kylie Carter of Elko Nevada. Proceeded in death by his Wife Velma Rose Alred Mehalich, His daughter Marlene Alred Schofield, his Sister, Dorothy Mehalich, his Brother Johnny Mehalick, his Sisters Annie Bavalis, Johanna Force, Lillian Hale, and Mary Mehalich, and Grandchildren, Scott Edward Mehalich, Edward George Mehalich, and Jacob B. Pitt.
He will be dearly missed by all who loved him.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday June 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Didericksen Memorial Funeral Home, 87 W Main St. in Grantsville, Utah 84029. His interment will be announced at a later date, at Tooele Cemetery, Tooele Utah, with full Military Honors.