Stephen ‘Steve’ John Melnick, age 94, passed peacefully at the Northside Community Guest Home, North Sydney on Saturday, December 17, 2022, with family members at his side.

Steve was predeceased by his parents, John and Bronislawa Melnick; sister, Anne; wife, Irene (Siwak); daughter, Caroline, and son-in-law, Herb Black.

Steve is survived by his daughters, Stephanie Black, Anna Munro (Pat), Elaine Conrad (Art), and Mary Melnick; grandchildren, Michael Black (Elisha), Krystyna Black (Nick), Dr. Allana Munro (Greg), Patrick Munro (Jennifer), Dr. Jillian Munro-Easson (Will), Dr. Shayla Conrad-Calow (Dan), Sara Telfer (Dave), Brittney Melnick, and great-grandchildren, Ainslee, Lauchie, Ethan, Aylee, Thomas and Hannah.

Steve was an active member of St. Mary’s Polish Church, as well as the oldest member of St. Michael’s Polish Benevolent Society. Besides being a steelworker, he spent many hours working at St. Michael’s Hall, maintaining his property to perfection, skating, and dancing. A devoted Chicago Blackhawks fan, one of Steve’s life highlights was attending their games in Chicago and chatting with Bobby Hull. Steve loved his Polka music and playing Tarbish.

Family was vital to Steve. Steve, also known as “Dziadziu” loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was a staunch supporter of their recitals, sports games, graduations, christenings and weddings.

There will be no visitation for the late Steve Melnick. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Polish Church, Whitney Pier with Fr. Richard Philiposki officiating. Reception will follow at the Polish Village Hall. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.

For those unable to attend, Live Streaming will be available on our website.

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Donations in memory of Steve may be made to St. Mary’s Polish Parish Building Fund.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

Online Condolences

So very sorry for the loss of your dad Stephanie. You and your loved ones will be in my thoughts and prayers.
From:  Marilyn Quinn

Dear Stephanie, anna and families. Our deepest condolences to each of you as you grieve the passing of your Dad, Steve. May you find comfort in the loving memories you have of him throughout your lives and through the support of friends and neighbors in the Pier and especially in your Polish community of friends. May your Dad rest gently. Margie, Dave, Anne Marie (McCarthy) and all the Gillis family.
From:  Margie Gillis

I remember Mr. Melnick as a very kind and wonderful person when I lived my earlier years on Ferris Street. He thought well of others. In fact at the funeral of my son, over 32 years ago, he took the time at attend the funeral and sought me out afterward. Previously, I had not seen him for over 30 years prior. I will always remember his kindness to me and my family. He was a GREAT PERSON!!!
From:  Don Payn

The news of Steve’s death came as a shock to both of us.
Please accept our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences in your great loss.
Yours sincerely
From:  Janusz and Genevieve Wawrzyszyn

So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. He was a great friend and will certainly be missed. Condolences to the family.
Terry & Selina Melski
From:  Terry Melski

Dear Stephanie, Anna, Elaine and Mary please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved father. May he rest in peace and his memory be a blessing.
From:  Peggy Margetti

Anna and family please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of your dad .. he has certainly left quite a legacy .
From:  Eva (Sawka) Mayich

Our sympathy goes out to the Melnick family. May you feel the kindness, love, and warmth of those who care for you.
From:  Dave & Carol Conrad

Stephanie & Family,
So sorry to hear of your Father’s passing. He was truly a gentleman. Our sincere condolences. May he rest in peace.
From:  Mary Ann Vuletich & Family

It is with great sadness that I read of the passing of my friend Steve. We were fully friends from the Polish club for many years. On Sunday night we played hockey at the Pier rink. I still have bumps on my head from his elbows to prove it!!. Steve loved a card game, hockey on TV, or a good conversation. And I will miss him very much.
Your Fried
From:  Melvin Neville