September 29, 1964 ~ May 13, 2021

Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Rochester, NY

William J. Mellema (Gerks)

Rochester:  May 13, 2021 at age 56 went home to be with his parents, Elaine Rose and Jack Robert Peter Mellema.  He is survived by his loving children, Krystal and Mike Wallis, Angel Mellema, Venessa Mellema and Rosie and Anthony Cordello; his wife, Lucille Mellema; 7 grandchildren; siblings, Don and Mary Jo Mellema, Lloyd and Karen Mellema and Brenda and Jim Pentycofe.

Visitation will be held Friday, May 21st 11-1PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Road where his celebration of life will be held at 1 PM.  For more information and to sign his online guestbook, visit www.meesonfamily.com



Visitation: May 21, 2021 11:00 am - May 21, 2021 1:00 pm

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Service: May 21, 2021 1:00 pm

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

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  1. Billy,
    What can I even say.. So many memories and not enough time to create new ones or reminisce about the old ones.. Love you always, fly high and reunite with those that left before us. Please my brother and dad a hug for me..

  2. Not much to say Bill I lost a Great friend we had so much fun working together at the Airport I was your best man at your wedding I also enjoy riding with you on your bike you giving me the courage to get back on the bike we did a lot of crazy things together I going to miss you so much Love you my Brother Till We Meet Again May You Rest In Peace My Brother God Bless

  3. So sorry for your loss. I knew him through drum corps a lifetime ago. He was a great guy and I’m so sorry he was taken so soon. Rest In Peace Billy

  4. I am so shocked and saddened by the loss of you Bill. I remember the first time we met outside the bus for a colorguard show. So long ago and we remained friends ever since. You will always be remembered as a great friend and a kind soul. Rest easy my dear friend. Until we meet again. 🙏

  5. Our sincerest condolences to Venessa, her sisters and the Mellema family. Praying for you all.
    Hugs~Hector & Aimee

    Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4

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