Dale Joseph Melczek

Dale Joseph Melczek ( born November 9, 1938 in Detroit ) is an American clergyman and bishop of Gary.


The Archbishop of Detroit, John Francis Cardinal Dearden, ordained him a priest on June 6, 1964.

Pope John Paul II appointed him Auxiliary Bishop on December 3, 1982 in Detroit and Titular Bishop of Tragurium. The Archbishop of Detroit, Edmund Casimir Szoka, gave him on 27 January of the next year, the episcopal ordination; Co-consecrators were Harold Robert Perry, SVD, Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans, and Arthur Henry Krawczak, Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit.

On August 19, 1992, he was appointed Apostolic Administrator of Gary. On October 28, 1995, he was appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Gary. After the retirement Norbert Felix Gaughans he followed him on 1 June 1996 by the Bishop of Gary.