Melvin Darling

Obituary of Melvin George Darling

Ilion Melvin (Mel) George Darling, 76 of Ilion, New York passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at home with his loving family by his side.

Mel was born on February 23, 1943 in Ilion and was the son of the late George and Dorothy (Slade) Darling. He was a 1960 graduate of Ilion High School and following high school he served in the United States Air Force from 1963 to 1966. Mel was married to Janet Price Darling in Ilion on August 21, 1965 in the Ilion Methodist Church. He worked for many years as a electronics technician for Martin Lockheed in Utica.

Mel is survived by his son, Scott Darling of North Carolina and his daughter, Renee' Darling Lisowski and her husband, Todd of MA; his grandchildren, Erica Darling Solesby, Aelan Lisowski and Sawyer Lisowski; great grandchildren, Ryker and Xander Solesby; his brothers and sisters, Dick Darling and his wife Diana, Dawn Wilson, Gary Darling and his wife Lareeta and Cheryl Hennessey; his in-laws, Steve and Cathy Price, Tom and Carol Price and Eileen Price, as well as many nieces and nephews. Mel also leaves his faithful companion, Lacey. Mel was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Carl; brothers in law, Gary Price and Richard Wilson and his sister in law, Dawn Ludwig and father and mother in law, Virgil and Jane Price.

Mel was a devoted family man. He often traveled to his family’s homes to do a remodeling project and was especially proud of the home he and his wife renovated. He was quite a handyman and could fix just about anything. Mel was a patient, quiet, kind and gentle man who will be deeply missed. The family wishes to thank Hospice and Palliative Care for their compassion. Many thanks to Steve Price and his wife, Cathy who took such good care of Mel through his time at home before passing. Also, a huge thank you to Mel's doctors for their care.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday June 15 at 11 am in the Ilion Presbyterian Church, Rev. Rick Riggle will officiate. Arrangements are being made by Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Otsego Street, Ilion, New York 13357.

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Memorial Service

11:00 am
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Ilion First Presbyterian Church
Morgan St.
Ilion, New York, United States
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