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February 01, 2019
I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Melnick while employed at Rydal Park. He was always very nice to the staff. He loved cookies and soda, that was his dessert after his dinner. He will be missed by family, friends and everyone that knew and worked with him. Condolences to the family and close friends.
October 10, 2018
I had the honor of working with Dr. Melnick as ACOP's then-Executive Director in 2003-2004. Dr. Melnick's leadership and support, especially as we worked together to publish the ACOP newsletter The Pulse, was invaluable. He was an exceptional teacher who was an inspiration to so many.

My sincere condolences to all his family and friends, and I wish you many happy memories to help you say "Good-bye."
August 25, 2018
August 02, 2018
Arnold, I first met you when I was,for a time,close to a family with whom you had a very special relationship. That contact with you helped catapult me into Osteopathic Medicine. After that we got to exchange polite hellos from time to time. But only after you became a principle in an emerging Osteopathic college in a milieu where I was entrenched did I get to understand and appreciate the breath and scope of your knowledge and understanding. As I get older I realize that there have been people who touched my life to whom I should have paid more attention. You are near the top of that list. Perhaps next lifetime. Rest in peace and glory, old colleague and friend.
August 02, 2018
Dear Melnick family,

First and foremost, your dad, grandfather was a righteous man. I was a student of his back in the 1980's and he offered more than his title as dean of the medical school.

When my husband and I were waiting to meet our adopted son at one day of age, there was a delay. He called us in to his office and sat us down. He couldn't reassure us but he engaged us and relaxed us and made us feel incredibly comfortable in a moment of dread. And when we brought our son home, he and his lovely wife, Anita, supported us from afar and celebrated our joy with us.

He was a strict dean and we oft made fun of his white belt and white spats and colorful outfits. He was a fair and caring man. In those days, applying for a residency in allopathic hospitals was nearly forbidden. Dr. Melnick supported my application with a dean's letter, a hard to come by entity.

In later years, when encouragement and support were unexpected, Dr. Melnick was there when I had a stroke. And he did all these things for every student, depending on their needs.

Because of your dad and grandfather, rural health care in South Florida was enhanced by the participation of students from the then, Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine.

He wrote and published a library of articles, mostly about writing for medical journals. He did groundbreaking work. He worked hard. He made us work hard. Dr. Melnick made us all better doctors, better community members, better parents and better people.

I shall miss him and I will savor his memory every time I see my son. Thank you for sharing him with all of us.

Sincerely,

Harriet A. Fellows, DO, FACN
SECOM '86
July 19, 2018
July 16, 2018

May you hold dear the memories of your loved one and may they bring a smile to your face. Hoping the one true God brings you comfort and hope to your heart. Matthew 5:4
July 15, 2018
My mother, Audrey Levin, lived across the hall from Dr. Melnick at Rydal Park. Moving there in early 2014 was tough for her because my dad was in Personal Care - and boy did she resist moving from their home!! But he was one of the neighbors that made the transition a little easier- especially when he started joining the afternoon gab sessions in the lobby that I dubbed "The Algonquin Table." She so loved that afternoon activity with him and with the ladies. She and her aide visited him a few times in the Medical Center, the last time within a day of his death. I hope he knew she'd been there. I met him only once, and I am grateful to him for joining that group each day. It was a morale booster for all.
July 15, 2018
Arnold was a colleague for many years. We met and greeted each other on rare occasions at the ACOP meetings
over the years. We were both heavily involved in Ostepathic medical education and I will truly miss him.
July 14, 2018
Louise and Marvin Kleinman

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