12 May 2019 • In Memoriam
With faith in Christ and hope in the resurrection, we share news of the repose of Seminary Alumnus Peter Melnik, 88, of Wilmington, DE. Peter passed away peacefully in his home May 12 with his wife, Elizabeth, by his side following a lengthy illness.
Peter Melnik was born July 12, 1930 to John and Anastasia Melnik, who had emigrated from Eastern Europe at the turn of the twentieth century and labored in the tanneries and factories in Peabody, Massachusetts to put their son through college. Peter attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and graduated in 1952 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. He also received two Master of Divinity degrees, one from St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in 1959 and a second from Harvard University in 1962.