John Calvin Meloy was born in 1924 in Washington, PA. son of Robert Harry and Alice Sousa Lambiee Meloy. John passed away on February 5, 2010 in Tucson, AZ. He attended East Washington Public Schools where he was president of his class for three years and played on the high school basketball and tennis teams. During WWII he was in the Marine Corps., where he served as an aviation intelligence officer. He graduated from Washington and Jefferson College and later served on the executive committee of his college's board of trustees. His working life was 37 years with the Employee Benefits Division of the Aetna life & Casualty (now Aetna Inc.). He served in a number of management capacities in Columbus, OH., Detroit, MI., and Philadelphia, PA. where he retired as vice president in charge of the company's Eastern Division. He was a member of numerous professional, civic and social organizations and was an ordained elder in the United Presbyterian Church. John was a member of the Mercatus Institute of George Mason University, active in the Leadership Conference sponsored by Morton Blackwell. Retiring in 1983, he moved to Lake St. Catherine in Vermont and later to Tucson, AZ where he was a member of Tucson and Skyline Country Clubs. He was predeceased by his first wife of 50 years, Miriam Crout Meloy in 1998. Surviving John are his wife, Rosana Coty and stepdaughter, Holly Wallace and her daughter, Claire Baum of NYC. Also surviving are: his son, John C. Meloy III in Fulshear, TX and daughters, Dr. Judy Meloy in Poultney, VT; Beth Meloy in Indianapolis, IN., and Lydia Quilhot in Tucson, AZ; grandchildren are: John C. Meloy IV, Matthew J. Meloy both of Houston, Texas and Margrethe Jan Meloy Magness in Overland Park, Kansas, Christopher and Lydia Grace Neubauer, Ali and Jacque Oppelt, Jeffrey Russell, Mark Somers and Charles Meloy Quilhot, all of Indianapolis, IN. John is survived by six great- grandchildren and two sisters, Isabel Gehr of Lancaster, PA. and Martha Tennent of Greenville, NC. Services will be private with a reception for family and friends following at Tucson Country Club on Sunday, February 21, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. For remembrance, family suggests hospice, Tucson Medical Center, 5301 E. Grant Rd., 85712. Arrangements in care of ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel.
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Published in the Arizona Daily Star from Feb. 12 to Feb. 19, 2010