Alfred R. Melanson


Alfred Roosevelt Melanson, 85, of Vista, CA passed away peacefully on Friday May 17, 2019 at his assisted living facility in Escondido, CA after years of declining health.

Al was born in Arlington, MA on February 25, 1934 to the late Jess T Melanson and Thelma T Melanson (Wilson). He grew up in Massachusetts, joined and served in the Air Force before ultimately returning to the states and moving to California. Al was involved in finance working for several organizations over the years. His primary focus was valuation services, and mergers/acquisitions. His passion was golf, he also enjoyed walking on the beach, sports, and investing.

In addition to his parents, Al was predeceased in life by his brother Donald Melanson of Glastonbury, CT, brother Gerald Melanson of Weymouth, MA, and Anna Otis (married name Melanson, maiden name Tidwell) of Hemet, CA, the mother of his children. He is survived by his children Richard, David, Edward, Catherine, and John, and 10 grandchildren. Should friends desire memorial, in lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his name to the American Council of the Blind, Alexandria, VA.

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