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Daniel LeRoy Melrath, Sr.

AGE: 66 • Colora, MD

1949-2015. Daniel LeRoy Melrath, Sr., 66, of Colora, MD, formerly of Oxford, passed away on Monday, August 24, 2015 at Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore, MD. He was the husband of Bernadette Ignatowski Melrath. Born in West Grove, he was the son of Harry Melrath of Oxford and the late Melba Bise Melrath. Daniel was a member of the American Legion Mason Dixon Post #194, Rising Sun, MD, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #2666, Oxford and the Terrace Athletic Club New Castle, DE. He enjoyed gardening, going crabbing, working on cars and taking care of his beloved Babee.

He is survived by his wife; father; two sons, Daniel L. Melrath, Jr. of Oxford and Travis Melrath (Missy) of Colora, MD; four daughters, Erin Melrath of Colora, MD, Kristie Ganley (Ted) of Bryn Mawr, Lisa Sanchez (Miguel) of Atglen and Tara Carrigan (Jeff) of Quarryville; thirteen grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; brother, Dennis Melrath (Dana) of Nottingham; and two sisters, Dawn Zunino (Joe) of Toughkenamon and Dena Bedolla (Robbie) of Oxford. He was preceded in death by his mother and daughter, Kathleen Gehron Melrath.

Family and friends may visit 6-8pm Thursday, Aug. 27th and 10-11am Friday Aug. 28th at the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 86 Pine St., Oxford, PA. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 am. Interment will be in West Nottingham Presbyterian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Heart and Vascular Institute, 600 N. Wolfe St. Suite 524, Blalock #536, Baltimore, MD 21287. Online condolences may be made at

Published in The News Journal on Aug. 26, 2015
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