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James J. Mellon

March 19, 1939 - August 28, 2021

Burial Date September 3, 2021

Funeral Home James Wilson Funeral Home

Church St. Thomas More

Due to the pandemic, the family respectfully requests that anyone attending the viewing or funeral wear a mask. 

Anyone attending the funeral is asked to go directly to the church. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10am in St. Thomas More Church, 105 Gravity Rd. Lake Ariel by Rev. Stephen Stavoy, Pastor. 

Friends may come Thursday from 4 – 6PM at the James Wilson Funeral Home, 143 Gravity Rd. Lake Ariel. 

Interment, Gethsemane Cemetery, Easton. 

For directions, to share a memory, or to leave a condolence for the family please visit www.jameswilsonfuneralhome.com. 

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We worked with Jim for many years at Wallenpaupack. He was a very kind and giving man to the students and teachers at Wallenpaupack. We sure do have lots of fun times to remember with Jim. Just the other day we were talking about Jim, and what a fun and caring man he was. We are sure he will be missed by many!! Rest easy Jim!!

Posted by Michele and Don Walutes on September 2, 2021

Dear Mellon Family: I would like to expres my deepest condolences on Jim's passing. I worked with Jim at the mddle school in the late 70s and he was indeed a character and fun to be around. He was always very helpful when I needed information on a student. May you all find peace, love and comfort during thes sad and trying times. May he rest in peace in God's hands and above all cherish his memory. Frank Koczwara, Greenwood, SC and Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Posted by Frank Koczwara on September 2, 2021

I enjoyed my years working with Jim at Wallenpaupack. His quick humor got us through many situations. He was devoted to the school district and truly loved the students and their families. I learned so much from him and will always remember him with fondness. My condolences to Helene and family. Jim always spoke of each of you with so much love. Gwyn Devendorf

Posted by Gwyn Devendorf on September 1, 2021

Jim, What can I say!. In June of 2012 , I met you and Helen. Than 2 days later met my husband Bob. I truly believe the Lord used you to introduce me to Bob. Bob also will miss you . You and Bob had a lot of good times together. Than on April,16,2016 You walked me down the isle to give me away to Bob. I will never forget that day. Even Bob said it had to be you to walk me . Than many years after going to dinner with you and Helen, picnics , a couple of my birthdays. And along with you came Helen who Bob and I so respect and love her , as Bob and I respected and loved you. You will be missed but, Bob and I know you are with the Lord in a beautiful place. Rest in peace !! Our Friend. Love always and forever Bob And Cathy

Posted by Catherine Ann Krull on August 31, 2021

Jim truly was a unique individual and a hard working man. He loved his family and the students under his care. Jim was a kind man and generous to the parents of the children he served when they needed it. Jim was loved by the people he worked with. I spent many hours with Jim at Wallenpaupack and enjoyed his views on life, his shared life experiences, and stories of his youthful wild life adventures. I will always fondly remember Jim.

Posted by Dr. Lawrence Bilardi on August 31, 2021

I always enjoyed working with Jim at the Wallenpaupack School District. I longer I knew him the more I liked and respected him. He truly was one of a kind and deeply cared about people.

Posted by Gary Gilpin on August 31, 2021

Peace be with you and all your family. He is in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Stanley Tasselmyer on August 31, 2021



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