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April 2, 1930 - May 2, 2021

Visitation will be from 5-8 pm on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at Landmark Funeral Home in Hollywood. Funeral Mass of the Resurrection will take place on Friday, May 7, 2021, 10:30 AM at Nativity Catholic Church in Hollywood. Entombment at Our Lady Queen of Heaven in North Lauderdale, FL. will follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to VITAS Community Connect, 1801 Sample Road, Suite 301, Deerfield Beach, FL 33064

Gustavo B. Melidona died on May 2, 2021, in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He was born on April 2, 1930, in Pentedattilo, Calabria, Italy. He emigrated to the United States in 1955 and was a longtine resident of Niagara Falls, NY, where he was a maintenance worker at the Ramada Inn and Health Association of Niagara County until moving to Hollywood, FL, in 2000. He enjoyed weekly card nights with this brothers and best friends from his evening English language class days, Buffalo Sabres hockey, making his own wine, and puttering in the garage.

He is predeceased by his parents, Giuseppe and Mariantonia (Scrufari); brothers, Antonino, Guido, Domenico, Mario, Erminio (Arthur), Francesco, Ottavio, and Aurelio, and sisters Flora (Chiodo) and Carmela.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Cristina (Carella); daughters Flora Greenfield of Hollywood, FL, and Anna (Tim) O’Brien of Charlotte, NC.; grandchildren, Roxanne, Arthur III (Maria Eugenia), Patrick, Sean, Grace, Maria, and Claire; great-grandchildren, Hope and Arthur IV; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5-8 pm on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at Landmark Funeral Home in Hollywood. Funeral Mass of the Resurrection will take place on Friday, May 7, 2021, 10:30 AM at Nativity Catholic Church in Hollywood. Entombment at Our Lady Queen of Heaven in North Lauderdale, FL. will follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to VITAS Community Connect, 1801 Sample Road, Suite 301, Deerfield Beach, FL 33064