Karl James Melling

Karl James Melling passed away peacefully on Friday, April 18, 2014, after a courageous eight month battle with lung cancer at the age of 65. He is survived by his beloved wife of 34 years, Jane Theriot Melling; sons Andrew (Elizabeth) Melling, and Jeffery (Lacey) Melling; and grandchildren Layla and Bradley. Son of Iris (the late Bert) Bailly and the late Christopher Melling. Brother of Karen (the late Larry) Leger of Stony Brook, N.Y., and the late William Melling. Brother-in-law of Theresa (John) Mire, Ann (James) Peeples, and the late Frank Theriot Jr. Uncle of Toby (Alison) Theriot, Sean (Christina) Peeples, and Brandi (Thomas) Barney. He is also survived by many other relatives and friends. Karl was the proprietor of Melling & Sons A/C and Heating, and was a restaurant manager and real estate agent for many years. Prior to becoming ill, he enjoyed fishing, gardening, cooking, traveling, and following the stock market. He loved his family, and his greatest joy was being with his grandchildren. His faith in God sustained him through all of his trials. Karl was loved by everyone and will be greatly missed. The family would like to thank everyone for their prayerful support, and special thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff of WJMC, WJMC Cancer Center, WJMC Radiation Center, the Family Doctors, Canon Hospice, CVS 8921, and all who provided excellent care. Relatives and friends were invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Cletus Catholic Church, on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Rev. Tuan Pham, Celebrant. Visitation with the family at the church was held until Mass time. In lieu of flowers, Masses preferred. Burial will be private at a later date. On-line condolences at www.westsideleitzeaganfuneralhome.com

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