Our Friend, Mel.

Democrats for Equality,

It is with deep sadness that I have the duty to report that long time club member and friend to many, Meldon Merrill has passed away.

Mel was a former officer of this club having served as a Vice President and for seven years as our treasurer. Our own State Senator Toni Atkins praised Meldon on her Facebook wall as a “Stalwart” who tirelessly volunteered, advocated, walked and donated for Democratic candidates for decades.

My personal memories of Mel were of a kind and generous soul with a dry wit and a passion for justice. He will be sorely missed.

We will keep you in the loop should there be further updates about the situation and I hope you will keep Mel’s partner, friends and family in your thoughts and prayers.

In Solidarity,

Will Rodriguez-Kennedy
San Diego Democrats for Equality