John Paul Mellon, of Bradenton, died April 6.
Mr. Mellon served as president of Western State College, Gunnison, Colo., before retiring in 1987 to Florida.
During his retirement years he taught literature at the Longboat Key Education Center and the Lifelong Learning Academy in Sarasota. He spoke on a variety of subjects, at the Manatee County Public Library throughout his retirement.
Mr. Mellon is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joyce; son, David; and, daughter, Penny.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests, for those who wish, to turn to a loved one and tell them so. No services are scheduled. Kicliter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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