Howard E. Melson, 88


Howard E. Melson, 88 of Dagsboro, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, in Harbor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Lewes.

He was a veteran of World War I, serving in the United States Air Force. Melson was a Bombardier on a B-24 and also a prisoner of war. He retired as a tech sergeant after 21 years with the Air Force. He then became a poultry grower and a school bus contractor. He was a member of the St. George’s United Methodist Church in Clarksville, the American Legion Post 24 in Dagsboro, VFW Post #7422 in Millsboro, the Ex-Prisoners of War and the DAV.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jeanette (Elliott) Melson; sons Howard D. and Charles D. Melson; sister, Marie Evans of Newark; four grandchildren and a great-grandson.

He was predeceased by his parents, Roy and Bessie Melson.

Funeral services were scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Howard’s name to: St. George’s United Methodist Memorial Fund, Rt. 2, Box F, Clarksville, DE 19970; or the Home of the Brave, 6632 Sharps Rd., Milford, DE 19963.