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Edward Matthew Melzer

Edward Matthew Melzer, 84, of St. Augustine, Florida, passed away November 7, 2019, at Flagler Hospital with his family by his side. He was born in Jacksonville, Florida, and grew up in the St. Augustine area. Edward graduated from Hastings High School in 1953 and married Betty Leonardy in 1954. For four years, he served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard. After 37 years of dedicated service, he retired from St. Regis Paper Co. and Georgia Pacific Paper Co. Edward was an avid lifetime Florida Gator fan but more than anything he loved his family and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Melzer; children, Matt Melzer (Kim) of Greenville and Denise Bishop (David) of Monticello; grandchildren, Jed Bishop, Matthew Melzer, Mindy Hughes, Eddie Bishop, Cody Melzer and Shane Melzer; great-grandchildren, Peyton, Noah, Emma, Lawson, Thomas, Walker and Lucas; sister, Rita Well (Gene) of Jacksonville, and a large extended family.
A memorial service was held Saturday, November 9, 2019, at St. Johns Family Funeral Home with Pastor John Fletcher officiating.
St. Johns Family Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.