Erwin Melton, age 99, beloved husband of the late Sylvia “Billie” Melton (nee Heiser), happily married for 68 years; loving father of Roger (Beverley) Melton and Susan (Alan) Sebulsky; cherished Poppa of Allison (AJ) Colbert, David Sebulsky and the late blessed Sarah Sebulsky; preceded in death by his brother Martin (Phyllis) Melton; treasured uncle to nine nieces and nephews; a special thank you to Barbara Gebela and Rosaly Martinez for their care and dedication. Born and raised in Columbus, Erwin and his family later settled in Detroit where he was the founder of Quality Pipe Products.

Erwin was a proud World War II veteran, having served in the Army Air Corp.

Chapel service will be at 3 p.m. Dec. 16 at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Road in Arlington Heights. Interment will be at Shalom Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, Erwin wanted donations to go to the Sarah Sebulsky Foundation which supports children’s charities in the memory of his beloved granddaughter.

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