Philson , Melva M.
Melva M. Philson, of McKeesport, died Monday, March 4, 2013, at Riverside Nursing Center, in McKeesport. She was born in Versailles Boro, a daughter of the late William and Sophia (Kovach) Dessify. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Zoltan F. and William "Dash" Dessify. Melva was a member of the Versailles A.A.R.P. and the Senior Citizen Pension Club No. 146, where she was a trustee. She formerly was a Republican Committee Woman in the 11th Ward 2nd District for 20 years and was a former auditor of the McKeesport Hungarian Social Club in Christy Park. She is survived by her niece, Sharon Galiyas, of West Mifflin, whom she reared, other nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Private interment took place in McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 2703 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport, PA 15132 . http://www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.