Dennis Francis Melvin
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SALISBURY — Dennis Francis Melvin, 66, of Salisbury died Sunday, June 3, 2012, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born July 20, 1945, in Philadelphia he was a son of Mary and Charles Melvin.
Dennis graduated from Father Judge High School in Philadelphia in 1963 and from Drexel Institute of Technology in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics. He was elected to Pi Mu Epsilon Honor Fraternity for superior achievement in the field of mathematics. In 1977, he graduated from Stanford University with a master's of science in mathematics. He was employed at NASA Wallops Island from 1968 to retirement in 2000. He continued employment under contractors at NASA until March 2012. Dennis loved his job at NASA and the people he worked with during the many years he was employed.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth "Polly" Melvin of Salisbury; sister, Pat Zahn and her husband, Nick, of Churchville, Pa.; brothers, Fran Melvin of Philadelphia and Jack Melvin of Newtown, Pa.; nieces, Jackie Zahn of Texas and Kathy Todd of Doylestown, Pa.; nephew, Andy Zahn of Ambler, Pa.; two great-nieces and a great-nephew; stepsons, Michael McIntyre and wife, Suzanne, of Hodges, S.C., and Craig McIntyre and wife, Ivy, of Salisbury; grandsons, Michael Kenneth, Ben, Evin, Gray, Connor and Camden McIntyre; great-grandson, Masyn McIntyre; and his cat, Bo.
A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Holloway Funeral Home. Family and friends may call one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Coastal Hospice at the Lake, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21802; or the Humane Society of Wicomico County, 5130 Citation Drive, Salisbury, Md. 21804.
Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home PA, 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, Md. 21804. Please visit www.hollowayfh.com to express condolences to the family.
Published in The Daily Times on June 6, 2012