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Laurence A Meley

Laurence A Meley

Laurence A. Meley, 81, of Columbia died Monday, November 27, 2017 at home. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, he was the son of the late Nicholas J. and Margaret McKenna Meley.

Larry graduated from Columbia High School in 1953 and received his B.A. from the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. and continued his education in Sorbonne, Paris where he received his master's degree in French language arts. He retired from the Pequea Valley School District where he taught for many years, English, French and Spanish.

He was an active member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Columbia, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 2294. He was a member of the American Association of French; past president of the Lancaster Chapter of the PA State Teachers Association and past president of the Pequea Valley Education Association.

Larry served in the U.S. Army in Europe in the Army's intelligence unit. He will be remembered by his family for his wicked sense of humor.

He is survived by his brothers, Joseph J. married to Holly (Fisher) Mele; William N. married to Shirley (Heistand) Meley; James G. married to Jennifer (Fisher) Meley; Patrick F. Meley and many nieces and nephews. His sisters Kathleen and Moira Meley preceded him in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held from Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 409 Cherry St., Columbia, PA 17512 on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 12 noon with the Rev. Stephen P. Kelley, Celebrant. Burial will follow in Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery. A reception at the parish hall will follow the interment. There will be no public viewing; however, the family will receive friends one hour prior to the mass. Please omit flowers. Contributions to Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Larry's memory would be deeply appreciated.

Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc.

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