Melvin T. “Tug Boat” Wakefield – Georgetown (Greene Twp.)

Melvin T. “Tug Boat” Wakefield, 85 of Georgetown (Greene Twp.) passed Saturday morning, July 6, 2024 at Heritage Valley Beaver. Born December 19, 1938 in Elizabeth, PA., he was a son of the late Melvin C. and Isabell (Douglas) Wakefield. Tug had worked for years on the rivers as a tug boat captain and was a veteran of the US Army 82nd Airborne. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 52 years, Ruth Joanne (Smith) Wakefield on July 6, 2018 and a daughter Melanie Cavlovich.

Surviving is a daughter and her husband Michele & Jim Hyre, a son in law Joe Cavlovich, a brother Joseph Wakefield, a sister-in-law and brother-in-law Bonnie and Chuck Kinney, a special niece Andrea Kinney. Grandfather of 5, Christopher, Jake, Hailey, Heather and Tammy. Great grandfather of 2, Lily and Jade.

No visitation or services are planned and cremation will take place. Professional service provided by the MCCONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 447 Pine St., Hookstown, PA. 15050.

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