Mark A. Melroy
Mark A. Melroy is a native of Seneca County, having been raised at Bloomville and a graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School. On January 1, 1975 he married Diana Cook of Tiffin. After completing a tour of duty with the U.S. Army he attended the Ohio State University Marion Campus and graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1981. Since coming to Caledonia Mark has been an active member of the Caledonia Memorial United Methodist Church where he has served as Chancel Choir Director for over 30 years. He also serves as an adult Sunday School teacher and church historian.
His other past-times have included being involved with the local Boy Scout Troop as scoutmaster. Mark holds the Rank of Eagle Scout and is a member of the National Eagle Scout Association. He also holds the Scouter's Key, Scouter's Training Award, Scoutmaster's Award of Merit and the God & Service Award from the United Methodist Church and the Commission for Church and Youth Agency Relations. Mark lead his troop on numerous canoe trips in Canada and was expedition leader for two trips to Philmont National Scout Ranch in Cimmaron New Mexico.
He also maintains his membership in the American Legion Post 407 of Caledonia. He is an active member of Oliver Lodge No. 447 F & AM as Lodge Education Officer. He also holds memberships in the Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Columbus, the Royal Order of Scotland and the Aladdin Temple Shrine of Columbus where he serves as pipemajor of the Aladdin Pipes & Drums. He has gained a reputation playing the Highland Bagpipes for other funeral homes in the area. Mark became the recipient of the Presidential Volunteer Citation in 2012 for his work with the Marion County Historical Society. He is the owner of a 1924 Model T "Tudor" and is a member of the Model T Club of America. Mark and Diana lost their only son Stephen at the age of 23 in a traffic accident on June 8, 2010.