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Melvin L. Spratley


1934 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Melvin L. Spratley Obituary
June 25, 1934 - April 4, 2016 Mel Spratley, 81, entered peacefully into eternal life on April 4, 2016 at his home in Chatsworth after a lengthy illness. He was born June 25, 1934 in Pascagoula, Mississippi to Louis and MarySpratley. He graduated from Our Lady of Victory High School in 1952 as class valedictorian.He served in the US Army during the Korean War as a radio operator. He continued his education at Mississippi State College and graduated with a Master's Degree in Engineering in1962. He came to California and married the love of his life, Alice in 1964. They were married for 51 years. He worked at Rocketdyne for 30 years. One of his positions included being a manager on the space shuttle program. He is survived by his loving wife Alice, his brothers and their wives: James (Judy) and Bill (Susan). He was preceded in death by his parents Mary and Louis, and his sister Pat. He was very active in many ministries at St. John Eudes Catholic Church in Chatsworth, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: "With Burning Hearts Campaign" or "Eudist Seminarian Fund" at St. John Eudes Catholic Church, 9901 Mason Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311. A celebration of Life for Mel will be held on Friday, April 22, 2016 at St. John Eudes Church. The Rosary will be at 11:30 am, followed by Mass at 12 noon. Services are under the direction of Bastian & Perrott, Oswald Mortuary - (818) 886 - 8600.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Apr. 17, 2016
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