OBITUARY

James P. Melia

August 21, 1927March 9, 2013

James P. Melia, 85, of Homosassa, passed away on Sat., March 9, 2013. A native of Detroit, MI, he was born Aug. 21, 1927 to Harry and Delia (Clifford) Melia, one of three children. Mr. Melia was a retired supervisor for 3M Corp. with 38 years of service, most recently with the Springfield, MO plant. He moved here in 1990 from Ft. Myers and was a parishioner of St. Thomas The Apostle Catholic Church, Homosassa and a U.S. Air Force veteran of WWII. Jim is survived by his wife of 59 years, Celia A. Melia of Homosassa; son Brian M. Melia, Springfield, MO; sister Mary Kaiser, Michigan and grandchildren Katie, Abbey and Samantha. Mr. Melia was preceded in death by a son, Glen Melia, in 1989 and a brother, Harry Melia. At Jim's request, a memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in his memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa. www.wilderfuneral.com

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Dr. Jan Turner

March 27, 2013

To the Melia Family: Please accept my most heartfelt condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sending you love and hugs, from here to there.

Lonnie Albury

March 14, 2013

My deepest sympathy to the Melia family. Will miss Jim's every two month financial advice. He was a pleasure to visit with.

Susan Pistone

March 13, 2013

So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Our prayers go out to the family. He and his family have been a part of our Parish for many years and he will be greatly missed.

Staff of Wilder Funeral Home

March 11, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.