1931 - 2020
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Robert J. Mellon "Bob"  (1931-2020)  
Robert J Mellon, recently of Northern Virginia, and formerly of Aurora, IL, passed away peacefully at his beloved daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Ron May's home in Mesa, AZ on July 21, 2020 after suffering a stroke in May. He left behind many loved ones, including his other five children, Susan, Cynthia, Karen, Jeffery, and Gregory; sisters, Carolyn, Molly, and Kathy; ex-wife, Janet; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Margaretta, and his brother Bill. Bob was a proud Korean War Marine Corp. veteran, and was an auto mechanic and business owner most of his life. As he has donated his body for medical research, a memorial service will be held in the future.

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Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 2, 2020.
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August 6, 2020
My condolences to Roberts family. To me he was a great father figure. When i was 17 Robert hired me when he had his business on rt. 25 and Hankes rd. in Aurora, Il. I work nights and weekends pumping gas, and learning anything he would teach me. If there wasn't anything to do I cleaned, windows, floors, bathrooms anything to keep busy. It was an honor for me when he picked me to watch over his business when he went on vacation to Montana, i would say 68 or 69. There were three of us teenagers that hung out there, and worked there even if we were not getting paid. I was drafted into the Marines in 1969 (sept.) and lost contact. Always wondered where he went and how he was doing. i'm glad he had a long life, and i know he will be deeply missed. I'll thank him for everything he had tought me about cars and the passion i have for them. Still have a high interest in them and am still building my own personal hot rods to this day. Thanks to Your DAD. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU.
Francis Schaubel
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