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Earl Rufus Mellen
1894 - 1975
 
Earl, Lillian, Samuel, Samuel Jr., Samuel Sr., Jonathan, Samuel, Isaac
Services for Earl R. Mellen, 81, of Wyoming Avenue, were to be held today at 10 a.m. in Morrow Memorial Methodist Church, Maplewood. Mr. Mellen a former president of Weston Instruments, Newark, and a former chairman of the Hospital Service Plan of New Jersey (Blue Cross), died Monday at home. Born in Lowell, Mass., he lived here since 1929. He was a 1916 graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and had been employed by Weston Instruments for 47 years before his retirement in 1959. Mr. Mellen was active in civic affairs both here and in Newark. He served as chairman of the local Planning Board, and was a past president of the Newark Chamber of Commerce and the Newark Rotary Club. He had been a director of the Newark Museum, the Howard Savings Bank and the Commercial Insurance Co., both of Newark; the National Industrial Conference Board and the Newark YM-YWCA. He was a chairman of the Hospital Service Plan of New Jersey. Mr. Mellen was involved in Boy Scouts affairs and served as vice president of the Robert Treat Council. He was the recipient of the Scoutsí Silver Beaver Award. He was a member of the N.J. Association of Credit Executives, a director of Caluilagraph and a member of Kane Lodge F&AM, Newark. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Isabel Holloway Mellen; four sons, Earl R. Mellen Jr.; Howard G. Mellen, Raymond R. Mellen and Walter R. Mellen; two daughters. Mrs. Joan Walsh and Mrs. Carol Wick; five sisters, Miss Myrtle Mellen, Mrs. Marjorie Blake, Mrs. Edwin Jacques, Mrs. John Prescott, Mrs. Harry Smith; two brothers, Judah Mellen and Raymond Mellen, and 16 grandchildren. Taken from the Millburn Item Thursday Nov. 6 1975
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