DAVID BRIAN MELTON CHESTERTON, IN
David Brian Melton, Age 56 of Chesterton passed away Sunday, February 9th at home with his family around him. David was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2009 and has fought a long and courageous battle with this disease. David was a prominent attorney, well respected by his peers throughout the legal community. He enjoyed music, art, writing, and sports of all kind. He also enjoyed his spending time with his daughters and grandchildren. He is survived by his children: Echo (Jason) Denny, Holly (Brent) Bradford; two grandchildren: Jason and Ellery Denny; 3 sisters, Geri (Dave) Rose-Sprinkle, Debbie (Sonny) Cahall and Janet Dezarn. His brother Gary (Sandy) Hartlerode and his Mother and Stepfather, John and Ginny Tracey. He is also survived by his longtime companion and girlfriend, Karen Harwood. David was preceded in death by his Father, Gerry Melton. A Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, February 12th, 1 to 3 pm, at Bartholomew Funeral Home at 102 Monroe Street, Valparaiso IN, and a "Celebration of David's Life" dinner immediately following the Memorial at the Valparaiso Elks Lodge
, 157 Jefferson, Valparaiso. All family members, friends and colleagues of David are encouraged and welcome to attend this celebration. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donation be made to "Hero's for Hope Leukemia Research Foundation".