Obituary, Michael Pelinsky

Michael Pelinsky, 84, 503 W. Seventh St., died Sunday, May 9, 2004, at Fairview Manor.
He was born July 30, 1919, in Erie, son of the late John and Katryna Zalogha Pelinsky.
He retired from Kroger Co. and formerly owned and operated the Eighth Avenue Food Market. He was a member of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union.
He graduated from East High School.
Serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, he served aboard the USS Franklin throughout the Pacific Theater. He was aboard the carrier when it was attacked 50 miles off the coast of Japan on March 19, 1945.
He was a member of the USS Franklin reunion committee. He also was a member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church and the Ukrainian National Association.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lichacz Pelinsky, in 1990; and four brothers, Alex, Andy, Bill and Joe Pelinsky.
Survivors include a daughter, Nadia Heimbold and her husband, Joe, of Erie; a son, Michael Pelinsky and his wife, Judith C., of Erie; two grandchildren, Geoffrey and Cara Pelinsky; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., including a Panachida service at 8 p.m., at A. Brugger & Sons Funeral Home, Pine Avenue Branch, 845 E. 38th St. A prayer service will be held there Thursday at 9 a.m., followed by a requiem funeral service at 9:30 a.m., officiated by the Very Rev. Protopresbyter Ronald A. Hazuda.
Burial will be at St. Nicholas Cemetery.

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