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William "Bill" G. Melson, Ph.D.
Date of Death: October 7, 2016
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MELSON William G. “Bill”, Ph.D. Geologist, Research Scientist Age 77, of Strasburg, VA on Oct. 7, 2016. Husband of Judith A. “Judy” McCarthy. Survived by sister, Mary Hahn of Savannah, GA. Father of Mary Melson of Providence, RI, and Amy Melson (Aaron Gell) of Brooklyn, NY, and their mother Judy Mercer (James) of Providence, RI; …
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Sara Ohlidal left a message on October 27, 2016:
Dear Melson Family, I send you my heartfelt condolences. I was saddened to read of Bill's passing in the Winchester Star newspaper. I worked at The Smithsonian Associates from 1997-2009. During that time, I had the good fortune to collaborate with Bill several times on educational outreach programs across the US, study tours in the DC region, and group visits to the Institution. It was always a pleasure to work with Bill; he was professional, good natured, helpful, communicative, eager to share information, and always had a sense of humor. Bill was missed by all in our department when he retired from the Institution. And Bill will be missed by everyone who knew him along the way on this great hike we call Life. With sincere sympathy, Sara Ohlidal
Dan Weir left a message on October 15, 2016:
My heart sank when I saw Bill's obit in the paper. Aside from just being pleasant to talk to it was always refreshing to me to interact with someone who's thoughts were based on many years of real world education and hard evidence. I wish I could have spent more time learning from him. You have my Number Judy if there is anything I can ever do for you. My thoughts are with you
Patricia Kelley left a message on October 14, 2016:
Judy, We will miss Bill and our road trips around the valley, and our discussions of geology. We are so glad that we were fortunate to have met you and Bill at the Strasburg Pool. We had such fun with both of you. All our love, David and Pat
Lee Sheaffer left a message on October 12, 2016:
Bill, what a joy it was to spend time with you. The trails of the Massanutten will always be special and I will always think of you when I am there.
Lee Sheaffer left a message on October 12, 2016:
Bill, I learned a lot from you, both about geology and about hiking and trail clubs. It was a joy to know and spend time with you.
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Shaun left a message on October 12, 2016:
Thank you Bill for all the interesting discussions.
John Walter left a message on October 12, 2016:
Bill, We talked in the past and you helped me find the one cave in Fort Valley. I will always treasure those few moments we had. Thank you for all that you did and the commitment you made to the Earth Sciences.
Pam Hambach left a message on October 11, 2016:
Bill you were truly a gentle soul. I know your star is out there somewhere!
Cate Nettnin left a message on October 10, 2016:
Bill was an amazing person. We are so grateful we had the chance to get to know him the past few years. He will be missed.
Cate Nettnin left a message on October 10, 2016:
Bill was an amazing person. We are so glad we had the chance to get to know him over the past few years. He will be missed.
The Laings left a message on October 9, 2016:
Bill was a gentle, nice, entertaining person. He had many talents painting, pottery, wood working. We enjoyed our time with him tho it was short, will miss him
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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