Dr. George R. Meluch

Dr. George Meluch

Dr. George R. Meluch, age 74, of Okemos, MI died on Thursday, April 27, 2023 with family and friends by his side. He was born in 1948 in Pittsburgh, PA, the son of George Meluch and Helen Rusyniak, and grew up in Lafayette, IN, where he graduated from Catholic Central High School. George was a Vietnam Veteran; he served in the U.S. Armed Forces, 101st Airborne Division (“Screaming Eagles”) from 1966-1969. He earned numerous awards, including a Bronze Star Medal.

After graduating from Purdue University with degrees in English and French, George married Carolyn Baaso and moved to Madison, WI. He worked in education and banking until he discovered his true passion in alternative healthcare. George received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College in Davenport, IA, and then settled with Carolyn and their two sons, Charles and Thomas, in the Lansing area, where he opened clinical practices in Williamston and Haslett.

George met Dr. Heather Dorey in 1998, and they operated a joint practice, Meridian Chiropractic Center in Haslett, from 2005 until George retired in 2021. After many years together, they married in 2009 and welcomed two daughters, Anna and Ava. George adored his family, and was always excited for the next “twin” adventure. Not only was he an amazing husband, father, and brother, but he was also a wonderful friend. He enriched many lives over the years as a caring employer. He was a truly dedicated professional, whose level of care and compassion to his patients cannot be expressed. He was deeply loved and will be dearly missed.

George was an outdoor and exercise enthusiast, and enjoyed triathlons, paddle boarding, windsurfing, rollerblading, hiking, bungee jumping and skydiving. In 2022 he achieved his longtime goal of flying in a WWII P51 Mustang. He was also an avid reader, and liked music, theatre, cooking and travel. George was past President of the MI Chamber of Commerce and member of the MI Association of Chiropractors. He contributed to many charities and fundraisers. George will be remembered for his kindness, generosity, boundless energy, lively humor, and optimistic outlook on life, which lifted hearts and spirits wherever he went.

George is survived by his wife Heather and daughters Anna and Ava Meluch, and son Thomas Meluch (fiancée Molly), of Brooklyn, NY; brothers John Meluch (wife Paula) of Lafayette, IN, Christopher Melluck (wife Kimberly) of Indianapolis, IN, and Dr. Anthony Meluch (wife Lori) of Statesville, NC.; sister Mary Lerzak (husband Timothy) of Indianapolis, IN; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by son Charles Meluch, brother Stephen Meluch, sister Georglen Meluch, and brother Dismas Meluch.

The family will receive friends Thursday, June 1 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) or Capital Area Literacy Coalition. Condolences may be left at EstesLeadley.com.

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Beth Homan
May 19, 2023 at 9:10 am

I’m sorry for your family’s loss, what a kind individual and caring, professional Chiropractor George was.

Dennis DeBurton
May 20, 2023 at 7:36 am

So sad to learn of George’s passing. He was my Chiropractor for the years I lived in East Lansing. He was a “Good Man”!

Kathy Baker
May 21, 2023 at 8:49 am

My thoughts and prayers are with George’s family. Just remember how much he loved you and he will always be with you in spirit. George was my chiropractor and friend for many, many years. He was funny, kind, and had such a positive outlook on life. This world was a better place with him in it. Fly high, George, and know that you will be greatly missed.

Memories last a lifetime!

Victoria Voges
May 21, 2023 at 7:48 pm

I’ve known George since college days. He was a friend not just my chiropractor. He truly helped me after my very bad car accident. He helped me overcome much pain. He always had a joke and a kind word. I will miss him greatly…I don’t know if anyone could ever fill his shoes…although many times, he would come into the treatment room barefoot…love you into eternity my friend.

Linda Ann Gosnell
May 27, 2023 at 4:46 pm

It brought tears to my eyes to hear this. I have been a patient of Dr. George Meluch since he opened in Williamston and until he had retired. I was in a car accident and in a lot of pain. He helped me! a tree fell on me, He helped me! a tree knocked me off a mower, He helped me!
I once told him he could fix anything. So every time i came in he would ask me, what are we fixing today. I thanked God for Him every day. He will be missed greatly.
God bless His family and help them through the loss of a Loved one.

Dennis Kloss
May 27, 2023 at 6:27 pm

Dr. Meluch was so much more than a chiropractor, he was a manipulator of the soul. We were all in pain when we would go to see him. Not only did he rid us of our pain, but he cleared our souls with his excitement and enthusiasm and we all left with a smile on our faces. George also had such a great memory from appointment to appointment. I was learning how to play the guitar and he would pull up guitar videos to watch before I left. He was a gem, one that I will greatly miss. My life is better because I met this wonderful human being. Fly high Dr. Meluch…

Nancy Pearsall
May 28, 2023 at 8:07 am

I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Meluch’s passing. He was a great chiropractor and a man. Dr. Meluch was very helpful when working on my back. He was very knowledgeable and information, I enjoyed our talks.
So hear for your loss! Hugs and prayers to Dr. Dorey, his girls, family members and Dana.

The life of one we love is never lost. Its influence goes on through all the lives it ever touched. ~Christopher Holloway

Sheila Robison
May 28, 2023 at 8:56 am

This is shocking news! Dr Meluch will be greatly missed! He was the only chiropractor I would trust, next to his wife, Dr Dorey. I would not go to anyone except them!

Dr Meluch is exceptional! His wisdom & talents are beyond measure. To me, he was a miracle worker many times over.

Praying the Lord’s care & guidance over the family at this time of loss & sending my love.

Kurt S Titze, DC
May 28, 2023 at 3:29 pm

A fine upstanding fellow area Chiropractor!! Always well spoken of and very well respected practitioner!! Proud to consider him a brother in Chiropractic!! May his family rejoice in the fact that he was truly loved by many,…
Rest in peace my friend!! I bet you are running with the Lord right now,….
You ran a great race here on Earth now it’s time to soar with the angels.
Rest In Peace George,…

Kevin Klein
June 1, 2023 at 5:13 am

Dr. George’s friendly, down to earth nature was definitely a positive enrichment to my physical well being; I always left the building feeling better; he was just a good person- ~ kevin klein ~

Marjorie Rauch
June 1, 2023 at 9:55 am

I am saddened by the loss of Dr. Meluch. Please accept my condolences to family, friends and office Manager, Dana who was so dedicated to the office.
The many times I went to the office for treatment, I never saw anything but a smile and positive attitude from Dr. Meluch.
Thank you for your service.

Therese Mensah
June 1, 2023 at 2:04 pm

I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Meluch. My sincere sympathy goes out to his wife, children and extended family. May God Rest his soul. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Filomena Nunes
June 1, 2023 at 5:38 pm

It made me very sad to receive the letter with the news. Even though since covid we had not been in touch, I was a regular visitor of his office in Haslett since 2007, and appreciated his special treatments. No matter the situation walking in, my body felt so much better walking out from his office. But also my mood. I recommended George to so many people in the community…

Over all these years, we came to know each other a little. He met my daughter and my sister and would always ask about them. George liked that I spoke other languages and always teased me in Portuguese in a fun way. There were things we disagreed on and we argued without worry. I am grateful I met him and am sad to know he has left us. May he rest in peace.

Darryl Meredith
June 2, 2023 at 3:29 pm

I will miss George’s great spirit. A massage therapist once told me “there’s pressure, then there’s GEORGE pressure.” But the pressure was always in the proper crucial spot.
He often asked “What high-adventure are you planning this weekend?”. It made me feel healed in body and soul.

Karen Lavender
June 3, 2023 at 1:06 pm

Thank you for the letter. Due to COVID, I hadn’t been in to see Dr. Meluch for a few years, but those years he treated me he was a miracle worker! So many times I came to his office in pain (often last minute walk-in) and walked out feeling better. Truly a gifted man with a huge heart. My sympathies to his family.

Joe Asghodom
June 4, 2023 at 7:57 pm

I was deeply saddened by the news of Dr. George Meluch’s death. I have been a patient of Dr. George for many years and he was one of a kind. I want to express my deepest condolence to you and your family.

Kathleen Strauch
October 30, 2023 at 7:36 am

I am still reconnecting with mutual clients who had not realized that George passed. We will all miss him. He will continue to be in our hearts.


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