SCHUYLER L. MELLOR
Schuyler L. Mellor, age 82, of Easton, MD, died at his home Wednesday evening, November 26, 2008.
Born on August 31, 1926 in Plainfield, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Duncan McLaren Mellor and Marion Van Rensselaer Schuyler.
Mr. Mellor moved to his family’s home in Talbot County, MD in the late 1930’s and graduated from Easton High School, Class of 1943.
He served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps as well as the U.S. Navy during World War II. While in the Navy, he was enrolled in the V-5 Officers Programs and attended Georgia Tech. Following his honorable discharge from the Navy, he continued his education at The University of Maryland.
In 1949 Mr. Mellor was employed by the Maryland State Roads Commission (now State Highway Administration) in Bridge and Road Engineering and Construction. He later transferred to the Real Estate Division. At the time of his retirement from the Highway Administration in 1981 he was in charge of District #1 Office of Real Estate which was responsible for all land acquisition for roads and bridges in the four lower Eastern Shore Counties.
Mr. Mellor enjoyed wildfowl hunting and sailing. He had been a member of the Tred Avon Yacht Club for forty two years and the Chesapeake Bay Log Canoe Association as an active sailor for about ten years. Although he crewed aboard a few log canoes, he spent most of his time aboard Island Blossom.
Surviving is his wife Constance Cathcart Mellor whom he married in 1963, and their two children Susan Mellor Jones and Peter Schuyler Mellor and his wife Jacqueline, all of Easton, MD. Also surviving from his previous marriage to Jane Oyster Mellor are three children Laura Hemsley Mellor of New York City, NY, Jane Van Rensselaer Mellor of Baltimore, MD, James Hollins Mellor of Ridgefield, CT; eight grandchildren Matthew Mellor, Duncan Mellor, Katelyn Mellor, Haley Jones, Emily Jones, Maxwell Mellor, Zachary Mellor and Bradley Mellor; and a nephew Peter Hanks of Easton, MD.
Preceding him in death besides his parents was his oldest son Geoffrey Brooks Mellor; a sister Patricia M. Hanks; and a nephew Parsons Hanks.
Graveside services with Military Honors will be held on Tuesday, December 2nd at 11:00 a.m. at Oxford Cemetery. Officiating at the service will be The Rev. Lori Babcock, Priest in Charge for Trinity Cathedral, Easton, MD.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in Mr. Mellor’s memory by making memorial offerings to Shore Home Care Hospice, 219 S. Washington St., Easton, MD 21601.
Arrangements are entrusted to Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge, MD.