David Brian Melton,
age 56 of Chesterton, Ind., passed away Sunday, Feb. 9 at home with his
family around him. David was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2009 and has fought
a long and courageous battle against this disease.
He is survived by
his children, Echo (Jason) Denny, Holly (Brent) Bradford, two grandchildren,
Jason and Ellery Denny, three sisters, Geri (Dave) Rose-Sprinkle
Cahall and Janet Dezarn. He is also survived by his longtime companion and
girlfriend, Karen Harwood.
David was a
prominent attorney, well respected by his peers throughout the legal
community. He enjoyed music, art, writing, and sports of all kind.
He also enjoyed
spending time with his daughters and grandchildren.
A Memorial Service
will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe
St., Valparaiso, Ind. and a “Celebration of David’s Life” dinner will
immediately follow the Memorial at the Valparaiso Elks Lodge, 157 Jefferson
St., Valparaiso. All family members, friends and colleagues of David are
encouraged and welcome to attend this celebration. In lieu of flowers, the
family is asking that donations be made to “Hero’s for Hope Leukemia