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Melissa J. Cordek

Updated: Nov 28, 2020

Melissa J. Cordek, 39, of Poland, Ohio, formerly of Butler, passed away late Thursday evening, November 26, 2020 in the comfort of her home with her mother at her side following a lengthy illness.

Born in Johnstown on March 12, 1981, Melissa was the daughter of Mary Ann (Panick) Haugh and Michael E. Haugh of Karns City and Paul Lutz and his wife, Annette of Portage.

Melissa was a graduate of Penn Cambria High School in Cambria County. She was a U.S. Army veteran and served in Germany. She had been employed as an administrator at the Butler VA Hospital.

Melissa enjoyed spending time with her children, family, and friends, and many different outdoor activities, especially jogging and snow skiing.

In addition to her parents, Melissa is survived by two children, Anthony John Cordek and Lauren Cordek, both of Poland, Ohio; one brother, Paul “Jake” Lutz and his wife, Tara, of St. Petersburg; two sisters, Ann Williams of Lilly and Jessica Wall and her husband, Greg, of Lower Burrell; her paternal grandfather, Michael Lutz of Portage, as well as a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Melissa was preceded in death by a number of other maternal and paternal grandparents.

Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral Home of Chicora, 339 Chicora Fenelton Rd., Chicora, from 2 – 4 and 6 – 9 p.m. Monday. A Blessing Service will be held from the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday with military honors accorded by the Brady’s Bend and Chicora American Legion Posts. Interment will be in Poland Riverside Cemetery in Boardman, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to ALS of Western PA at

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