Melvin Scalf, 81, of Chatham Acres, East Hampton, beloved husband of Helen ``Nellie'' (Hill) Scalf, died Wednesday, (November 10, 1999) at Middlesex Hospital, Middletown. He was born in Lily, KY, October 18, 1918, son of the late Daniel and Betsy (Jones) Scalf, and had resided in East Hampton for one year having formerly lived in Tracy and Meriden. Before his retirement he was employed by International Silver for many years, and part time at Verdolini's Restaurant in Meriden. He was a former member of Tracy Volunteer Fire Dept., and worked for many years at the carnival for the Lady of Fatima Church in Yalesville. He was a member of St. Patrick Church, East Hampton, and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Melvin enjoyed fishing, playing cards and cooking, he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Besides his wife of 53 years, he is survived by four daughters and three sons-in- law, Theresa and Bill Brixus of Hillsborough, NC, Nancy and Phillip Ardito of Northford, Dianne Cullen and her special friend, Joe Tkacz of Meriden, Deborah and Kenneth Johnson of Winchester, VA; a brother, Roy Scalf and his wife Treva of Annville, KY; a sister, Molly Scalf of Annville, KY; eight grandchildren, Ann Marie, Elisa, Katie,Carrie, Kyle, Eric, Jonathan, and Daniel; a niece and her husband, Patricia and William Schwarm of East Hampton; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Ann Scalf and four brothers, Burt, Silas, Ernest and Archie. The funeral procession will leave the Spencer Funeral Home, 112 Main St., East Hampton, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Liturgy 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Church, East Hampton. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Park, RockyHill. Friends may call at the Spencer Funeral Home, TODAY, 6-8 p.m. Those who wish may send memorial contributions to St. Patrick Church Renovation Fund, 47 W. High St., P.O. Box 177, East Hampton, 06424.
The Hartford Courant
November 12, 1999