Ralph Melda

Ralph Melda

   Ralph Melda, born September 30, 1931 and a longtime Elmhurst resident, passed away on May 17, 2024. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie “Marge”, and his children, Kenneth (Charlotte), Keith (Kimberly), and Kerri.  His beloved grandchildren, Ashlee, Kyle (deceased), Paige, Meseret and Sidisse were the light of his life.

  Ralph attended Cleveland State College (formerly Fenn College), Ohio University, and Purdue University, where he received his PhD degree in Clinical Psychology.  His career in the Chicago area included Hines Hospital, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, and Grant Hospital.

  Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, July 16, 2024, 10:00 a.m. at Visitation Catholic Church, 779 South York Road, (at Madison), Elmhurst.  Interment Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Hillside.

  If you wish to make a contribution in Ralph’s name, please make it to NAMI Multnomah (which is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one of Ralph’s favorite charities) 528 N.E. 52nd Ave., Portland, OR 97213, or a charity of your choice.

  Arrangements are provided by Gibbons Funeral Home, Elmhurst.  630-832-0018 or www.gibbonsfuneralhome.com.