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Damian C. Mele Memorial Fund

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A memorial fund has been established at the Community Foundation in remembrance of Damian Cole Mele, 20, of Lehighton, who passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2019.  Damian is the son of Angelo J. and Lori (Larkin) Mele and brother to Taylor and Vincent Mele.  In establishing the Damian C. Mele Memorial Fund, it is the intention of the Mele family to provide grants for various athletic organizations that were important to Damian.  In future months and years, the Mele family will be conducting fundraising events to allow for scholarship opportunities for local high school students.


Gifts to the Fund can be made by submitting a check, payable to the Damian C. Mele Memorial Fund, to the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, 840 West Hamilton Street, Suite 310, Allentown, PA 18101. Gifts can also be made via credit card by clicking the PayPal 'Donate' button below.  A PayPal account is not required to make an online gift to the Fund.


Damian was a 2017 graduate of Lehighton Area High School, where he truly loved participating on the basketball, baseball and track and field teams. He formed many great and long-lasting friendships on these and other youth teams, and throughout his life.

He attended Bloomsburg University and most recently was employed as a pool construction worker and had plans to pursue a career in real estate.

Damian got a lot of his energy from being around his family and friends. He was in constant motion, and had a zest for life. Among his interests were pickup basketball games, winning his fantasy football leagues, and following the New York Knicks.

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