John T Melby Memorial Fund

John T Melby Memorial Fund

From Judith Melby

This fund will help those who need financial assistance with medically related in-home care, not covered by health insurance or other agency programs.

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John passed away on 12/29/2020 from complications related to Lewy Body Disease.  

All those who knew John, knew him to be a man of incredible integrity.  He had a big heart and was always the first to jump in to help someone in need, even if it meant putting himself in personal danger.  He never doubted doing the right thing.

John truly believed, "For those who are blessed with love and financial stability, much is expected."  John donated to many causes, but most importantly he would see a need to help someone who, for no fault of their own, had fallen on hard times, doubted how their path would ever succeed and just needed someone to believe in them.  John would give them a bit of help (buy a non-covered prescription, put new tires on their car to keep them and their family safe, etc.) and encourage them to keep on their course and help someone else in need when and if they were able.

So, in the hopes of continuing John's "pay it forward" attitude, his family is asking you to make a donation (no matter how great or small) to help fund medically related in-home care for those who cannot obtain it through health insurance or other agency programs.  While working to coordinate in-home care for John, we discovered there is a great need for this kind of care.  We'd like to help fill this void and know John would want to help those who really need it.

John's family will match any donations made.

Once COVID is behind us, a "gathering" will be planned to honor John's incredible life.

On behalf of John's family, thank you!


Judi, David & Lynn and Jeff & Caroline Melby

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