In Memory

Sally Rossell (Melini)

Sally Rossell (Melini)

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07/02/15 04:00 PM #1    

Vincent Summers

Sally was always so serious. She was also a very athletic-looking individual. I believe she engaged in sports, though I can't swear to it. She looked like the kind of kid that should live to be 98. Sadly, such was not the case. I liked Sally. She was very kind and courteous. Never abrupt.

07/19/15 06:07 PM #2    

Vicki Meece (Knowles)

Sally graduated from Moore College of Art in Philadelphia in 1970 and taught art in the Vineland School district for over 30 years. She was married to Al Melini. Sally was an avid golfer, winning the Ladies' Club Championship at the Stone Harbor Golf Course eight times. She also won that title fifteen times at the Avalon Golf Course and won the South Jersey Tournament of Champions twice. Sally had a great love for golf, fishing, and travel. 

07/24/15 01:21 PM #3    

Jane "Jill" Hunter (Burrill)

Sally was hilarious! A gifted athlete, and very kind.

07/27/15 07:44 PM #4    

Joan Frantz (Richards)

I was a close friend with Sally Rossell Melini throughout our whole lives. I met her in the first grade at Tatem.  She was the godmother to my oldest son. We would see each other every few years even though I live in Ft. Lauderdale and she lived in Cape May Courthouse. She was left with a hole in her heart by the death of her only brother Lanny. He was a paramedic during the Vietnam War and bled to death from a superficial wound while tending to his fellow comrades.  I got a call from her in October saying that she had colon cancer. I immediately booked a flight.  I was able to locate a friend of ours, Cheryl Reihl, who we had not heard from in twenty years.  She went to HMHS but moved after her sophomore year. Sally was so surprised to see her. I spent the weekend with Sally and Cheryl in Avalon. We laughed about all the adventures we had in high school. I returned home and got a call a week later from her husband Al that she had passed away. He said that reminiscing with us was the happiest he had seen her in years. She had held on until our visit was over. I will always miss her. Joan Frantz Richards

07/28/15 11:27 PM #5    

Vicki Meece (Knowles)

Joan, thanks so much for sharing that history with Sally. Means so much.

07/30/15 11:20 AM #6    

Josh Gitomer

I found this recent photo of Sally. The picture quality is not great, but it captures the joy of her life.


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