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Mark David Melillo

November 9, 1962 January 20, 2021
Mark David Melillo
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Obituary for Mark David Melillo

Mark David Melillo, age 58 of Almont, passed away on January 20, 2021. Mark was born in Indianapolis, IN and was raised in West Hills, CA. Mark was a graduate of The Master's Seminary in Sun Valley, CA. He was a Chaplain at Residential Hospice and GraceWay Chaplain Care and pastor at Ubly First Presbyterian Church. Previously Mark served for 11 years at Shepherd’s Community Church in Canoga Park, CA as Children’s & Family Ministries Pastor and as Senior Pastor at First Congregational Church in Almont.

Mark loved spending time with family, preaching and teaching, and ministering to and sharing chocolate with people of all ages. He was a movie aficianado and enjoyed target shooting.
Mark is survived by his wife of 26 years, Sherri Melillo; his son Michael Melillo; mother Carmon Gray; brother Chris Melillo; sister Lisa (Rod) Purzak; nephews Victor Wright, Jeff (Katie) Vernon, and Austin Purzak; niece Alexa Purzak; aunt Eleanor (Charles) Nappa; and cousins Charlie Nappa, Anita Nappa,and Barbara (Andy) Brownbridge and many dear friends and colleagues.
Mark was preceded in death by his father Charles Melillo; step-father Melvin Gray; grandparents Carmon Beatty, Jack Whitcher, and Charles and Teresa Melillo; and his beloved pet beagle, Percy.

Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Capstick Chapel in Lapeer. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
To allay costs for the family, GraceWay Chaplain Care has created a GoFundMe donation site, “Pastor Mark Melillo COVID Fund.”

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