Mel was born on November 6, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois. He passed away peacefully with loved ones at his side on April 28, 2020.
He will be greatly missed by family and his many friends. Interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery. A memorial gathering will be held after the coronavirus restrictions are lifted.
In keeping with his desire to always take care of others, he has requested people make donations to their favorite charity.