Diana Harris Melvin
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Melvin Diana Harris Melvin, died Saturday, December 24, 2016 in Columbus, OH. She was preceded in death by her parents Janet and Charles Harris and in 2014 by her husband S. Noel Melvin. She is survived by her three wonderful children, Mark (Michelle) Melvin, Warrenton, VA, Seton J. Melvin, New York City, NY and Anne (Daniel Sullivan) Melvin, Wellesley, MA; and four grandchildren, Kathleen Melvin, Caroline Melvin, Shauna Sullivan and Finn Sullivan. Also survived by her brother, Jack Harris and his wife, Tucker Harris, Washington, DC; and their sons, Andrew (Mary) Harris, William (Alison) Harris and Matthew (Annie) Harris. Anne grew up in Columbus, New York City, Long Island and Highland Park, IL. She graduated from Smith College and attended Capital Conservatory of Music. She was first employed by the State of Ohio Attorney General's Office and the Governor's Office. She was a daily volunteer librarian at WOSU-FM for 8 years, then at the Columbus Symphony Orchestra for 13 years. She served with the Junior League at the local and regional levels. Locally, she was a volunteer at The Columbus Region Information Service; the Council of South Garfield Square; Planned Parenthood; Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio; United Way; OSU Hospital; Thurber School tutor and Columbus Academy. Anne was a director of the Jeffrey Company for thirty years. She was a member of the Boards of The Columbus Junior League, Friends of WOSU-FM, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, The Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute and Nicosia. She was also one of the founders of Alvis House. She is a member of the Columbus Club, The Rocky Fork Hunt and Country Club and the Columbus Beach Club. Anne's fondest hope for Columbus was that it develop a vibrant arts community. Her support and efforts over the years have been directed to Columbus Ballet Met, Opera Columbus, The Columbus Museum of Art, WOSU-FM and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 125 E. Broad St. Columbus, OH 43215. In lieu of flowers, it would be our wish that people make a contribution in Diana Harris Melvin's memory to a charity of their choice or to The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, 55 E. State Street, Columbus, OH 43215. Arrangements by SCHOEDINGER MIDTOWN CHAPEL, 229 E. State St., Columbus, OH 43215. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to share a favorite memory or send condolences to the family of Diana Harris Melvin.

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January 13, 2017
A special thanks to Noel and Anne for their strong
support of the Columbus
Synphony Orcestra and their
warm and generous Spirits.
Rev. Ron Hooker
Ron & Mary Frances Hooker
January 6, 2017
I first met Anne in the WOSU-FM music library when I began working on the air. The Arts landscape in Columbus would be much different were it not for her tireless support and quiet leadership. It was an honor to have known her.
Boyce Lancaster
December 29, 2016
Anne and I worked side-by-side in the Fawcett Center offices of Classical 89.7. Her voluntary work was given with great dedication for the years we shared at our respective desks. She was continually sunny as she became an integral part of the operation of the classical music services of WOSU-FM. The entire staff was grateful for her daily contributions. I saw Anne last in November in the lobby of the Ohio Theater where she was greeting concert-goers. She had recently returned from the Antarctica. We had warm hugs for each other. My heartfelt condolences to her beloved family. You can be eternally proud of her many contributions to our musical community.
Mary Hoffman
December 27, 2016
Rest in peace dear Anne Melvin. Thank you for all your love, kindness, time and dedication. We will miss you. Tatiana, Adel, Anastassia and Abby.
Tatiana Hanna
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