Gay, Melitta Karla
Apr. 6, 1927 - Oct. 4, 2013
Melitta Karla Gay, age 86, of Venice, FL died October 4, 2013. Melitta was born April 6, 1927 in Dortmund, Germany. She was the daughter of Karl Schaefer and Anna Siegmund. On March 13, 1947, Melitta married John F. Gay Sr. who was a Command Sergeant Major in the United States Army. Melitta was a member of the V.F.W
. Women's Auxiliary. She was one of the early founders of Army Community Services (ACS)
Melitta is survived by three children: Annabelle Owen, John F. (Insook) Gay Jr., and Raymond H. (Carol) Gay. Melitta also leaves behind five grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Gay, Sr.
Services will be held on Saturday October 12, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Venice Memorial Gardens.
The family wishes to thank Cindy, Susanne and Kaitlin who cared for her during her illness from Tidewell Hospice. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238
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Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home and Cremation Services Venice Chapel is in charge of arrangements.