Passed away in Santa Rosa on January 14, 2013. Beloved husband of 59 years to Lorie Melling; father of Ralph Melling, Roxanne Mitchell and Victoria Olson. Grandfather of seven and great grandfather of ten. A native of Michigan, he lived most of his life in Sonoma County after meeting Lorie on a blind date in 1953. Art was a very caring, people person and it showed in many ways. He was an Elder in the Church of Christ and worked with FISH, COTS and joined many mission trips to Mexico. Art also served his country by doing two tours in the US Navy
and was involved in the Korean Conflict
serving on the USS Hornet. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life Service on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. at Church of Christ, 2200 Sonoma Ave, Santa Rosa.