August 25, 1924  -  October 22, 2011

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Mr. Daniel Francis Melia, 87, died October 22, 2011 at his residence in Sebastian.

He was born in Brooklyn, New York and lived in Sebastian for 32 years coming from Long Island, New York.

He retired after 30 years of service from the New York City Fire Department as Deputy Chief.

He served in the US Navy during the World War II & Korean Eras.

He was a member of St. Sebastian Catholic Church; and the Sebastian Municipal Golf Course, both in Sebastian.

Survivors include his sons, Michael Melia of Sebastian, Jim Melia of Melbourne, Thomas Melia of Massapequa, NY, Steve Melia of Wilmington, DE, Daniel Melia, Jr. of Rockville Center, NY; daughters, Mary Melia of Wilmington, NC, Eileen McElwee of Indialantic; 21 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anne Melia; brother, Thomas Melia; sister, Margaret Hall.

Memorial contributions may be made to VNA & Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960 in memory of Daniel Melia.

SERVICES: Visitation will be 5 - 8 pm on October 23, 2011 at Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian with a Prayer Service at 6:00 pm in the Chapel with Deacon Michael McElwee, Officiant. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on October 24, 2011 at St. Sebastian Catholic Church Sebastian with Father Ducasse Francois of St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Celebrant. Burial will be at Sebastian Cemetery, Sebastian.

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Born: August 25, 1924

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, NY

Death: October 22, 2011

Place of Death: Sebastian, FL

Memorial donations may be made to:
VNA & Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960 in memory of Daniel Melia

This memorial provided by:
Strunk Funeral Home & Crematory, P.A.