Mitch was a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother and Uncle who enjoyed helping others, putting a smile on people’s faces, spending time at the Mezyk Farm, and playing frisbee with his dog Bailey Mae.
Mr. Mezyk was a lineman at AT&T for 30 years with perfect attendance whom also served as a Union Stewart. He graduated from Althoff Catholic High School in 1968 and then joined the US Marine Corps and proudly served in the Vietnam war. He then married his high school sweetheart Cathy on April 21, 1972, at St. Henry’s Catholic Church, and was blessed with a lifelong marriage.
Mitch was a member of C.W.A. Local 4217, Catholic War Veterans Butz-Jobe Post 370, the American Legion Post 58, and belonged to St. Henry’s Catholic Church.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Dolores M., nee Rigney, Mezyk; and a niece, Kerri Voigt.
Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Catherine, nee Oplotnik, Mezyk;
daughter, Renee A. Mezyk of O’Fallon, IL,
son, Bryan M. Mezyk of St. Louis, MO;
grandchildren, Andrew and Amber Mezyk of St. Louis, MO;
Mom and Dad’s pet dog, Sophie;
his father, Mitchell W. Mezyk, Sr. of Belleville, IL;
two sisters, Kathleen (Kenny) Voigt of Belleville, IL, and Michele (Richard) Klotz of Freeburg, IL;
two brothers, Anthony (Karen) Mezyk of Belleville, IL, and Walter (Robin) Mezyk of Marissa, IL;
Aunt Janice and Uncle Pat Cook of Belleville, IL, and all his beloved cousins, in-laws, nieces, nephews and his good friend, Ed Grogan.
Memorials may be made to the Siteman Cancer Center or to St. Henry’s Catholic Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 30, 2018, at St. Henry’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. A Catholic War Veterans Butz-Jobe 370 ritual will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2018, at the funeral home.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 30, 2018, at St. Henry’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Reverend Kenneth York officiating.
Burial with military honors will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.