8/19/1930 - 1/19/2021
John Paul Melinski (Moe), 90, of New Hyde Park, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on January 19th, 2021. John was born in New Hyde Park to John P. and Estelle Melinski on August 19th, 1930. He married Grace (née Zupo) in 1956. John lived a life of service. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving in the Korean War. John was a Village of Floral Park Police Officer and Detective. He was also an active member of the New Hyde Park Fire Department for over 70 years, serving both as Chief and Fire Commissioner. John received multiple citations and recognitions in both the police and fire departments. He was an active member of local organizations and clubs such as the Elks and Lions Clubs. John was also quite an athlete, playing fast pitch softball. In 1987, he was inducted into the Long Island A.S.A. Hall of Fame as pitcher for the Franklin Square Royals and the Floral Park Bombers. John is preceded in death by his wife Grace. He is survived by his children Susan Horan (Jimmy) of Rockaway, NJ and Dr. John Melinski of Garden City, NY. John is also survived by his grandchildren James John Horan (fiancée Marla), Brianna Grace Horan, and his most beloved grand dog Fabi.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in John's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Sunday, January 24
2:00 - 4:30 PM & 7:00 - 9:30 PM
New Hyde Park Funeral Home
506 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park, NY MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL
Monday, January 25
St. Hedwig’s Roman Catholic Church 1 Depan Avenue, Floral Park, NY
Long Island National Cemetery 2040 Wellwood Ave, Farmingdale, NY