John J. Mellon Day
At the September 27th Village Board meeting, the Village of Villa Park Board of Trustees declared September 29, 2021 as John J. Mellon Day.
John J. Mellon was honored by friends and relatives on the occasion of his 100th birthday on August 29, 2021.
John J. Mellon was born on August 29, 1921, and has been a resident of Villa Park for 22 years. John J. Mellon and his wife, Clare Marie Mellon were married in 1951. During those 63 years of marriage, they welcomed 3 wonderful daughters, 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Their love for travel took them to all 50 states and over 40 countries in all 7 continents.
John J. Mellon is a WWII Veteran and served in the United States Army as a Master Sergeant and served 3 campaigns in the Pacific. John J. Mellon received 3 Bronze Stars for his heroic achievement and 1 Bronze Arrowhead for his participation in an amphibious assault landing.
Thank you for your service and your involvement in our community.