William Melville died Oct. 9 at Peconic Landing in Greenport. He was 82.
He was born Dec. 31, 1928, in Jamaica, N.Y., to Helen (Cowan) and William Randolph Melville and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from New York University. He married Marilyn Miller in Queens on Oct. 23, 1954.
For 35 years, he was a vice president of sales at Kennecott Copper in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was vested as Knight Commander, Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and was a member of Utahns for a Just Peace in the Holy Land. He was an avid peace activist, according to family members.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn, of Greenport; his sons, William Jr., of Manhattan, and David, of Salt Lake City; his daughter, Allison, of Park City, Utah; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Visiting hours will take place Friday, Oct. 14, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport. A service will be held Saturday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes R.C. Church in Greenport, Father Tom Murray officiating. Interment will be in Salt Lake City.
Memorial donations may be made to Utahns for a Just Peace in the Holy Land, UJPHL, P.O. Box 680716, Park City, UT 84068.