Condolence & Memory Journal

I just learned of Mel's passing, and want to extend my deepest sympathies to Melanie and the whole family. Mel was my first cousin (my father, Bob Conrad, and his mother, Mary, were brother and sister). We spent a couple of summer vacations visiting family in Michigan in the mid-'70s, and stayed for several days with Mel and Melanie and their family (Debbie and I were even pen pals for a time, in our youth). I cherish the memories of the carefree summer days spent with your family--playing in the yard, riding a tandem bicycle, or simply enjoying the "hobo dinner". You made us feel welcome, loved, and truly part of a great big, extended family. It's been nearly 40 years, but I still think of you all.

May God bless all of you, and give you peace and comfort.

Posted by Beth Penaloza - Bellflower, CA - Family   July 24, 2016

Melvin, I know you're already, greatly missed. I'm so thankful for the blessing to have known you. My mother, Virginia Mae Miller Druckenmiller (Dad Jack) always took us to visit when we were young. She loved you, Melanie & all of your children, we all did. It was a visit my brothers, sister & I looked forward to. Our lives are pulled so many different ways through time, that I regret not having been able to visit for so long. I pray God's blessings are now even greater than ever imagined. I regret not being able to attend your liturgy. I know I'm missing everyone. I give my love & condolences to Melanie & all of your beloved family on behalf my mother, your cousin Virginia, & all of our family. I hope everyone may be blessed with God's peace, love & joy ! Amen With Love in Christ Jesus, Rex A. Druckenmiller

Posted by Rex A. Druckenmiller - Carman, IL - Family   July 13, 2016

Mel, I am so sorry for your loss, may you find comfort in knowing the pain is no more. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Posted by Liz Richards    July 12, 2016

Melanie and family,

I am so sorry for your loss, may you find comfort in knowing the pain is no more. God Bless you and your family at this difficult time. Love ya, Liz Richards

Posted by A friend   July 12, 2016

So sorry to hear about grandpa mel. Im so happy you except me as part of your family. We will always miss you and love you. Love always Nat the brat

Posted by Natasha Buie-Murphy - Springfield, MI - Family   July 11, 2016

Sending our prayers and sympathy...love to all...

Posted by Lori & Sam Rohrbach - Katy, TX - Family   July 11, 2016

So sorry for your loss my heart goes out to you he was very man will always remember coming to your house on Sunday to play eunch with you guys and grandpa and grandma will him

Posted by Doris Ostrander (Wingerd) - Detroit, MI - Family   July 11, 2016

My condolences to the family

Posted by Kimm Frederick - Adrian, MI - Family   July 11, 2016