Frank R. Melie

Frank R.
Frank R. Melie, 80, of Fountain Street, passed away peacefully at home, with his family by his side, on Sunday, June 8, 2014. He was born in Rome, NY, on May 10, 1934, a son of the late Frank S. and Elizabeth (Bove) Melie. Frank graduated from Rome Free Academy, Ithaca College and SUNY Albany, and received his Master's Degree and CAS from SUNY Plattsburgh. He was the Assistant Superintendent for Peru Central School District. Frank served in the United States Army and the US Army Reserves during the Korean War. During his military career, he was a member of the US Ceremonial Honor Guard and the US Army Drill Team. On July 27, 1957, he was united in marriage to Mary Jane Nester at St. Mary's Church, a blessed union of 54 years, until her passing on May 5, 2012. Frank kept busy with his career and family but still found time to give back to his community. He was the NYS Representative for Federal Aided School Districts, a member of Peru Lions Club, Central NY & North Country Business Officials Associations, NYS School District Administrators Association, and Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. He also was a member of various local and state financial and educational committees, coached youth and high school athletic teams and was president of Clinton Youth Hockey Association. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Renee and William Downs, of Springfield, MA; his son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Roxanne Melie, of Clinton; four grandchildren, Mallory and her husband, Roger Ivanowski, Marissa Downs, and Daniel and Corbin Melie; his sister, Jean Hawkins, of Rome; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, John "Jack" and Sherri Nester, of Clinton, and Shirley Hooson, of Clinton; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife and a sister, Marie Melie. All are invited to memorial calling hours from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Owens-Pavlot & Rogers Funeral Service, Inc., 35 College St., Clinton. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, June 16, 2014, at St. Mary's Church in Clinton. Private burial will be held for the family at St. Mary's Cemetery. The family thanks the staff of the Masonic Care Community, Hospice & Palliative Care and Dr. Eldredge for the wonderful care given to Frank. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Clinton Fire Dept., c/o Jim Jenkins, Treasurer, 43 Beatty Ave., Clinton, NY 13323 or Hospice & Palliative Care, 4277 Middle Settlement Rd., New Hartford, NY 13413.

Funeral Home

Owens, Pavlot, & Rogers Funeral Home
35 College St Clinton, NY 13323

Published in The Observer-Dispatch on June 12, 2014