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Vincent Meli

Died: Wednesday, September 18, 2002
Grosse Pointe Woods, Westwood, Calif. and Orchard Lake resident Vincent F. Meli, 23, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, as a result of an accidental drowning in El Segundo, Calif.

Mr. Meli graduated from Grosse Pointe North High School in 1997.

He was an athlete and excelled in all sports. He especially loved football, where he made the Michigan State University team as a "walk on" during his junior year.

While living in California for the past year, Mr. Meli was most recently working as a page at Paramount Studios while pursuing his dream of becoming a screenwriter.

He is survived by his parents, Diane L. Schultz and Frank V. Meli; his stepfather, Lou Schultz; his sister, Andrea; his brother and best friend, Frankie; his uncle Rusty and aunt Tricia Beckenhauer; aunt Nancy Balsamo; his cousins, Natalie, Rachel and Lauren; his grandmother, Dolores Tauber; his grandfather, Vincent Meli; his stepbrother, Chris; stepsister, Kim; and many uncles, aunts and cousins.

A funeral service was held at St. Hugo of the Hills in Bloomfield Hills on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Arrangements were made by A.H. Peters Funeral Home in Grosse Pointe Woods.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation, where Mr. Meli was an ambassador.
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