Condolence & Memory Journal

One of my best friends in the 60s and 70s. A great athlete.
So sorry he is go

Posted by Jack Fitzgerald - Friend   September 01, 2020

I remember "Mel" and his'50 something turquoise Plymouth coupe with the exhaust "pipes" coming outside of his rear quarterpanel. What a "hoot" it was going over to Marin County for a swimming meet with David Smith, Ford Joy, and others! I will always remember what a great guy and fun attitude. Thanks for your kindness, Mel!
Roger Janow, S'55
Aptos, CA

Posted by A friend   February 01, 2020


Dear Carol,
I was stunned to see Mel's handsome, happy face on the obituary page. He was such a smart, sweet, funny guy! What a wonderful lifelong 'bro' friendship he and Larry had; they were almost like brothers. My thoughts and love are with you and yours at this sad time...


Posted by Connie Harvey - San Mateo   October 14, 2019

Mel was my boss at Dean Witter in SF from 1971 until I moved in 1976. Truly loved him...even use to babysit Kimberly and housesit for he and Carol. My sincere condolences. A very sweet man.

Posted by Christine (Groth) Morris - Portland, OR - Coworker   October 14, 2019

Dear Carol(Duck),
So sad to learn of Mels passing. We go back so many ,many years with so many, many laughs. Lake Street,ZBT on and on.He was a great guy. I remember buying both of his cars including the Green Mercedes 450SLC. Although we lost touch he will always be remembered with loving thoughts. We're all getting up there. G_d Bless you and your Family.

Posted by A friend   October 14, 2019

Dear Marx Family, Jay, we would like to extend our condolences to you and your family.
Much strength to you, all our love,
Van Ruijven Family, Nelly, Rene, Sarah, and Frankie

Posted by A friend   October 13, 2019