The Death of Harry Meleski

My grandmother’s half-nephew, Harry Meleski, was a prominent attorney in Worcester, Massachusetts.  His Death Certificate is filed with the City of Worcester, with a copy to the State of Massachusetts.  I obtained this copy from the State of Massachusetts, Registry of Vital Records and Statistics.

Death Certificate for Harry Meleski

The Death Certificate for Harry J. Meleski

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Death Certificate for Harry J. Meleski – 1981.  The record states that:

  • Harry J. Meleski was born on May 3, 1898 in Massachusetts and died January 8, 1981 in Hahnemann Hospital, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts
  • Harry’s wife was Margaret Werme
  • His residence was 33 Hill Top Circle, Worcester, Massachusetts
  • His occupation was Retired Attorney for the City of Worcester
  • His parents were Joseph Meleski and Katherine Warchol, both born in Poland
  • Harry was buried in Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Massachusetts on January 12, 1981 by A J Jozefowski of Alexander Memorial Chapel at 52 Ward Street, Worcester
  • An autopsy was performed
  • Harry died as a result of respiratory failure, due to weeks of aspiration pneumonia, as a consequence of Parkinson’s Syndrome
  • Harry also suffered from benign prostatic hypertrophy
  • Harry’s death was certified by Leonard Morse, MD

Harry and his wife died childless.  Their grave has been largely neglected.

Copyright © 2006 by Stephen J. Danko

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2 Responses to The Death of Harry Meleski

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  2. John Meleski says:

    I just came across this page by accident and would like to find out if we might be related somehow. My name was changed from Chmielewski also. I had started my genealogy awhile ago, and now I am trying to get back into it. the Meleski side has been harder then I thought. please drop me a line I would like to compare the little info I have to see if we might have a connection.

    Thank you
    John Meleski

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