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Carlin “Dolly” M. Melna

November 20, 2013
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Carlin "Dolly" M. Melna, 92, of Cape Coral, formerly of Matawan, N.J., passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in Cape Coral. She was born Oct. 28, 1921, in Coatsville, Pa., to Victor H. and Lavinia Alma Singley, now deceased.

She was a volunteer plane spotter during World War II on the coast of New Jersey. She will always be remembered for being very independent, strong willed and, best of all, for her ability to help others in their time of need.

She is survived by her two sons, John B. (Terri) Melna of Cape Coral and James R. (Barbara) Melna of North Clarendon, Vt.; two sisters, Cressie Phillipps of Rome, N.Y.; and Dixie (Ed) Schmitz of Keyport, N.J.; as well as four grandchildren, Jennifer Cunningham, Susan Melna, James B. Melna and Robert Melna; and five great-grandchildren, Tyler, Aiden, Megan, Morgan and Chelsea.

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Carlin “Dolly” M. Melna

She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Melna, in 1980; a sister, Dorothy Pierce; brothers, Richard Hawkey and Allen Collins; and two grandsons, John P. and Jeffrey Melna.

No formal services are planned at this time.

Memorial contributions in memory of Carlin M. Melna are suggested to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.



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