December 27, 1924 ~ July 5, 2008
Greece: Went peacefully with his Maker, Saturday, July 5, 2008 at age 83. Survived by his loving wife of 54 ½ years, Elaine Mellema; sons, Lloyd (Karen) Mellema, Donald Mellema (MaryJo Geist); William (Lucille) Mellema; daughter, Brenda (Jim) Pentycofe; brother, James (Chris) Mellema; sisters, Olive (Gordon) Simone, Linda (Greg) Lennon, Diane (Fred) Burtton; 12 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson. Jack was a retired 20 year veteran who served in World War II, the Battle of the Bulge and the Korean War. He was an avid director of many drum corps and color guards. Jacks Memorial Service will be held Wednesday,(August 27) 7:00PM at the Durand United Church of Christ, 4225 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14622.