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Obituary for Philip Thomas "Tommy" Meli

Philip Thomas “Tommy” Meli, 70, of Lake Summerset, IL died at 11:08 a.m., September 20, 2017 in his home.

He was born November 12, 1946 in Rockford, IL, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. and J. Irene (MacKenzie) Meli. Married the former Peggy A. Whitmire in Rockford, IL on November 14, 1968. He was employed as a machinist by PCI Energy Services in Lake Bluff, IL and Twin Disc in Rockford, IL retiring in 2011. Tommy was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during peacetime.

Survivors include daughters Andrea (Garry Sarver) and Breana (Darrell Starr, Jr.) Meli; grandchildren Philip, Steven, Taylor, Adam, Sarah, Katherine; great grandchildren Raelynn and soon to arrive Iris; brothers George Meli, Eric (Tammy) Meli;numerous nieces and nephews and his best friend Indica. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant sister Sandra and sister Toni.

A Gathering of Friends will be held at Ref's Bar and Grill in Durand, IL on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

A memorial will be established.

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