Rev. David Duane MELLON

MELLON, Rev. David Duane
Rev. David Duane Mellon of Ormond Beach, FL, died March 26, 2013 at age 81 after suffering many years with Crohn's Disease. He was born in Duquesne, PA on December 14, l931. He graduated from the College of Wooster in Ohio and then went to Pittsburgh Theological Seminary where he graduated and was ordained a Presbyterian Minister. He also got a Master of Education from the University of Pittsburgh and an honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree. He served churches in Brilliant and Akron, Ohio, and Ridgewood, NJ. Then he went into ecumenical work serving the Greater Trenton Council of Churches in NJ, the Hartford Capitol Region Conference of Churches and the New Britain Area Conference of Churches, the last two in CT. He retired January 1, 1994. Dr. Mellon received many awards including a community service programing award from WNBC in Hartford, CT, where he hosted and produced a weekly 2 hour program for 10 years. He received a volunteer services award from the Capitol Region United Way and outstanding services recognition for the benefits of the students in the New Britain Public Schools. He also served on a number of boards including the ethics committee of the New Britain General Hospital, the CT coalition to end homelessness and the Child Guidance Center. He also represented the Presbyterian Church on the National Council of Churches of Christ board among others. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nancy Orahood Mellon; as well as by two married children, Jeffrey David Mellon and his wife Mickie of Berlin, and Janet Mellon Vincent and her husband Michael in San Jose, CA; four grandchildren, Lindsay and Jeremy Mellon and Nicholas and Emily Vincent. The family would like to thank Coquina Center and Halifax Hospice for loving care Donations in his memory may be made to Planned Parenthood of Northeast Florida, 3850 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207.
A celebration of life will be held at the Port Orange Presbyterian Church on Saturday, March, 30, 2013. Inurnment will be in the church's memorial garden at a later date.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Mar. 28, 2013