John M. Taylor Funeral Home

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Ethel Lucille Mellin

January 17, 1926August 30, 2020

Ethel Mellin January 17, 1926, to August 30, 2020 Ethel Lucille McGuire Mellin was born in Washington DC on January 17, 1926, and died at Charlestown in Catonsville on August 30, 2020. She graduated from Saint Rose’s High School in Washington, and after schooling her three sons later earned her Associates Degree at Anne Arundel Community College. During the early war years Ethel was an air raid warden, and in 1944 started work as a clerk typist for the Undersecretary of State for European Affairs. Ethel typed the first draft of the Yalta Declaration of Liberated Europe in 1945, and in the Spring of 1947 traveled with Secretary of State George Marshall’s delegation to Paris and Berlin and Moscow working on the final peace treaty with Germany. Later she typed the first draft of the United Nations Charter, and in late 1951 traveled with the State Department to St Petersburg and Moscow. Ethel married Jack Mellin in 1950, and they are survived by three sons - Daniel (wife Nancy), Matthew (wife Lynne) and Paul (wife Miriam), 7 grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Ethel and Jack lived in Foxhall Village in Washington until 1974, and in Sherwood Forest from 1957 to 2002, where Ethel enjoyed biking, knitting, bridge, golf, crabbing, fishing and swimming, and Onion Soup Parties with Fish House Punch on New Year’s Day. After Sherwood they enjoyed their senior years at the Charlestown Community. Jack died in 2015 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Ethel will join Jack there in a private burial service at a later date. The family will have a private Funeral Mass at St. John Neumann Church in Annapolis. Remembrance donations are suggested to the Charlestown Scholars Fund 719 Maiden Choice Lane Catonsville MD 21228 https://ccicharlestown.org/category/scholars-fund/


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