Passing of Duane Mellinger

It is with a sad heart that we share that Retired Chief Duane Mellinger from San Bernardino County, the father of deceased Cal Fire Division Chief Jeff Mellinger, died yesterday in the early morning hours.  Duane had suffered from lung cancer for several months which spread throughout his body very quickly and he was being cared for by hospice.    He leaves behind his wife Shirley, their children, family and friends.  Service information is pending.

Please keep Shirley and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

She said she would welcome cards and phone calls.

Please mail cards to:

Shirley Mellinger and family
4040 East Piedmont Dr.   Space 137
Highland, Califonia, 92346

Her phone number is:   909-864-1196


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