Melvin T. Kielas, 80, of Arlington Heights, Illinois passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.
Melvin was born January 28, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Edwin and Estelle (Kaminski) Kielas.
Mel graduated from Taft High School in 1959 and attended Wright Junior College. He entered the U.S. Air Force in January of 1961 where he served at Kessler AFB Mississippi, Suffrage AFB in Michigan and Miyoko Jimi Okinawa Japan. He was discharged in January 26, 1965.
During his career, worked as a Phillips Tech Rep in Alaska in 1965, then with RCA/Burroughs/Unisys from 1966, until he retired in June of 2000.
He married Paula E Scott, daughter of Myron and Eileen Scott of Brookville, Illinois on December 6, 1970 in Chicago, Illinois.
He enjoyed many days out in Brookville over the years helping Myron with field work.
After retirement, he enjoyed countless hours researching genealogy and the research it provided him.
He is preceded in death by his Mother, Father and Sister (Marilyn)
Survivors include wife Paula of 50+ years.
A graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 17, 2022 at Fairmount Cemetery, 1533 S IL Rt 26 in Polo.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed in his name.
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