Dorothy ‘Dolly’ Melendy

March 26, 1931 – June 15, 2012

Dorothy “Dolly” Melendy of Cherry Hill, N.J., died Friday, June 15, 2012, at the age of 81. She was born March 26, 1931, in Waukesha, the daughter of Helen and Emerson Tans.
Dolly graduated from Waukesha High School, class of 1947. She then attended secretarial school in Milwaukee. She married Warren Melendy of Waukesha in 1950. The family moved to Birmingham, Mich., and she worked for the Detroit Bank in downtown Detroit. The family moved to Cherry Hill, N.J., in 1968, where she sold real estate. They became avid boaters on the Chesapeake Bay for a number of years.

They have one daughter, Dawn Marie Tirendi (Lew), born in 1956, in Waukesha. Dolly will be sadly missed by her many friends; her husband of 62 years; daughter and son-in-law; and two grandchildren, Matthew and Michael, now 20 and 18, whom she loved dearly.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1851 Old Cuthbert Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034.

Schetter Funeral Home, 856-429-8545, is serving the family. Please visit to share your memories and condolences with the family.