It is with sadness that we share the loss of Dave Mellon '65. Our deepest heartfelt condolences go out to his family from the entire "Big Red" community.
Dave lettered in Cornell varsity football and lacrosse and was a member of the CFA and Cornell Lacrosse Association.
Dave was a veteran Marine Officer and Infantry Platoon Commander in Vietnam. Upon return to the USA, Dave was Commanding Officer of the
Headquarters at the Basic Infantry Training Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment in Pendleton, California.
Dave spent 30 years in management and marketing with Monsanto Company and its successor organization Solutia Inc.
After retirement, Dave was active in Marine Veteran Affairs, including preparing Marine Memorials for fallen Marines with whom he served. Dave loved "this magnificent country we are privileged to call our home".
Dave was the "Commander" of the decades of the 60's in the Win Big Red network and organized periodic 60's football reunions. Dave was a member of the Executive Committee of the Cornell Centennial Class of 1965.
Dave will be missed.