S. Raymond "Dip" Mellott (1921 - 2016)

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S. Raymond "Dip" Mellott, age 95, of Clearfield, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at the home of his daughter. He was the last of his generation.
Born on April 20, 1921, in Clearfield, Pa., he was a son of the late Stanley A. Mellott, Sr. and Lela L. (Bailey) Mellott.
Mr. Mellott was a 1940 graduate of Clearfield High School, where he was wrestling district champion in 1939.
On April 11, 1942, in Clearfield, Pa., he married Dolores (Walters) Mellott.
He worked as a welding foreman for Clearfield Machine Shop for 43 years until his retirement in 1983.
Mr. Mellott was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the South Pacific during World War II.
He was a life member of the Clearfield Fire Co. #2, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Masonic Lodge 314, American Legion Post 6, VFW, and a former member of 40 & 8. He enjoyed golfing, bicycling, and most of all, spending time with his family.
Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Giuffre and husband Donald of Clearfield; son-in-law, Robert Glass Jr.; six grandchildren: Rick Glass and wife Rhonda, Rhanda R. (Glass) Charles and husband Dennis, Ryan J. Glass and wife Lynne, Michael R. Giuffre and wife Jennifer, Brandon Giuffre and wife Jennifer, and Justin Giuffre and wife Sonya; ten great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dolores (Walters) Mellott, who passed away on Oct. 25, 2006; daughter, Billis Irene (Mellott) Glass, who passed away on March 15, 2008; two brothers, Jerry Mellott and Grey Mellott; three sisters, Edythe (Mellott) Fink, Catherine (Mellott) Spence, and an infant sister; and granddaughter, Linda Giuffre, who passed away on Sept. 27, 2014.
Funeral services will be held at St. John Lutheran Church, 217 E. Pine Street, Clearfield, PA 16830, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, with Reverend Robert Way officiating. Interment will be at Crown Crest Memorial Park, Hyde.
Friends will be received at Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc., from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2016, and an additional hour of viewing at St. John Lutheran Church from 10 a.m. until the hour of services Wednesday, May 11, 2016.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, 217 E. Pine Street, Clearfield, PA 16830.
Online condolences may be made at www.bennettandhouser.com or www.mem.com.
Arrangements are under the care of the Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc., in Clearfield.
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Published in The Courier Express on May 9, 2016
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