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Monday, July 30, 2012

DL Capt. Melvin 'Mel' Strong

~ IN MEMORY ~
DL Capt. Melvin E. Strong
October 12, 1935 ~ July 27, 2012


     
Update:  Captain Strong’s obituary now posted on our blogspot. 
Captain Strong actually hired on with Delta in January 1957 as a mechanic before completing his pilot training.  To view/sign the online guestbook and to view the family photo gallery, please visit the funeral home website at  http://www.vanorsdel.com/   or     http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/herald/obituary.aspx?n=melvin-strong&pid=158851064&fhid=9176#fbLoggedOut  
A visitation will be held on Wednesday August 1, 2012 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Van Orsdel Kendall Chapel. A Mass of the Resurrection will be on Thursday August 2, 2012 at 11:00am at St. Timothy Catholic Church.
 
Obituary for Melvin Eldredge Strong ~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
STRONG, MELVIN E.
BORN ON OCTOBER 12, 1935, PASSED AWAY ON JULY 27, 2012. MEL WAS BORN IN HOLLYWOOD, FL. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE JOAN OF 54 YEARS AND THREE CHILDREN, MARY (BARRETT), TIM, TRISHA (FUSSELL) AND 6 GRANDCHILDREN, MELINDA CABRERA, MICHELLE FIEBECK, BRANDON STRONG, ELIZA, AUSTIN AND CHANDLER HARRIS AND ONE GREAT-GRANDCHILD, BRAYDEN CABRERA. HE GRADUATED FROM EMBRY RIDDLE SCHOOL OF AVIATION AND STARTED HIS CAREER WITH DELTA AIRLINES IN JANUARY 1957. HE STARTED AS A MECHANIC FOR SIX YEARS AND MOVED UP TO A PILOT AND FLEW THE DC8, DC9, DC 1011 AND RETIRED IN 1993 AS A CAPTAIN ON THE 727. HE WAS A LONG TIME MEMBER OF ST. TIMOTHY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, RUNNING THE ANNUAL CARNIVAL FOR OVER 22 YEARS. HE RAN THE ARTS & CRAFT SHOW TO BENEFIT THE CCD FOR SIX YEARS AND WAS A LECTOR AND USHER. EVERYONE WAS HIS FRIEND AND HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL WHOSE LIVES HE TOUCHED. A visitation will be held on Wednesday August 1, 2012 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Van Orsdel Kendall Chapel. A Mass of the Resurrection will be on Thursday August 2, 2012 at 11:00am at St. Timothy Catholic Church.

 
From: PCN    Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2012 11:07 PM    Pilot Communication Net
Subject:  Death of DL Capt. Mel Strong , age 76
 
~ IN MEMORY ~
DL Capt. Melvin E. Strong
October 12, 1935 ~ July 27, 2012

Word has been received that retired DL Captain Mel Strong passed away
last week, but our information is very limited.  Captain Melvin
Eldridge Strong was 76 years of age at the time of his passing.  Mel
hired on with Delta 10-02-1967 and was MIA/ATL based.  Survived by his
wife Joan personal condolences may be sent to their home at
5111 SW 93rd Ct.,  Miami  FL 33165-6516  ..  (305) 271-4066 .
As we learn more we will be sure to pass that information along to
you.

Thank you,
~ Carol Faulkner, PCN death notice communicator
death@pilotcommunication.net
http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/

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