Melissa A. Zalewski, 45, of Hanover, Pennsylvania, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 4, 2014 at home. She was the loving wife of Daniel M. Zalewski, Jr., Hanover.
She was born March 7, 1969 in Warren, PA the daughter of Rose Marie (Carr) Bertolini, Warren, PA and the late Livio Bertolini.
Melissa graduated from Warren Area High School in 1987 and was an accomplished ballet dancer and dance instructor. Since leaving the world of dance, she was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her husband and sons as well as gathering with her family on special occasions and holidays. She enjoyed reading and traveling.
In addition to her mother and husband, she is survived by her sons, Daniel, III; Zachary T.; Adam J. and Andrew T. Zalewski, all of Hanover, PA; brothers and sister, Douglas Bertolini and wife Donna, Fort Collins, CO; Greg Bertolini and wife Jane, New York, NY; Celeste Gustafson and husband Randy, Warren, PA; Mark Bertolini, Jamestown, NY; Michael Bertolini and wife Beverly, Peachtree City, GA; Matthew Bertolini, Warren, PA; and Cameron Bertolini and wife Julie, Cary, NC; fatherinlaw and mother inlaw, Daniel, Sr. and Lynee Zalewski, Ashley, PA and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family in Warren, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made, in support of her children's education, to the Melissa A. Zalewski Memorial Fund, c/o PNC Bank, 1416 Baltimore Street, Hanover, PA 17331 or at any PNC Bank Branch.
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