Obituary of Dave Mege
John "Dave" Mege, 86, of Wayne, went to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his family on December 4, 2022 after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease.
Born in Paterson, Dave was the son of Edwin and Mildred Mege. He grew up in Pequannock before moving to Wayne with his family when he was 16. There, Dave met the "girl next door, Marilyn Sobeck. After dating for 5 years the couple married in 1958.
Dave proudly served in the US Army 28th Artillery Division during the Cold War and was stationed in Germany receiving numerous medals for his contributions, conduct and mechanical ability. Once he returned home he went back to work with his Father and Brother at the family business, Ed Mege Motors, where he could be found fixing cars until the late hours of the evening. Once Dave and Marilyn married they built an apartment above the business and and welcomed two daughters into their family, first Janet, then Eileen.
Dave was a "Mr. Fix It" who spent his free time using his videography talent to film weddings and events for family and friends, the annual torch run for the Special Olympics, and sermons at his beloved church, The Chapel in Lincoln Park. He was also a self-taught pianist and organist who loved playing for friends and family. Dave could play by ear and could entertain everyone for hours. If there was an organ or piano in the room, Dave was playing it. Dave was also a private pilot, getting his license at 16 years old. He loved to fly his 1946 Stinson out of the Lincoln Park Airport where he could be found every Sunday after church. Dave was the oldest living member of the Lincoln Park Airport EAA Chapter 50. Dave also volunteered as a board member for the Salvation Army.
Dave loved the Lord and was always eager to share his faith with everyone he met. He was a man of so many talents which broadened his ability to touch so many people. He will have a lasting impact on all who knew and loved him.
Dave is lovingly survived by his wife of 64 years, Marilyn; his daughter, Eileen Skinner and her husband Tim; his grandchildren, Matthew and Sarah Skinner, his niece and nephews as well as a large extended family. He was predeceased by his daughter, Janet; and his brothers, Robert and Edwin.
Visiting hours will be held from 1 to 3 and 5 to 9 pm Wednesday, December 7 at the M. John Scanlan Funeral Home, Pompton Plains. A funeral service will be held during the visitation at 8 pm. Cremation will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Dave's memory to the Alzheimer's Association would be greatly appreciated by his family.
In Loving Memory
1936 - 2022