Dave Melton

David Mark Melton, (Pappy), of San Diego CA. and San Antonio Tx passed away on April 19,2022 surrounded by the love of his life.

From the San Diego Union Tribune

He was 80 years young when he passed. David was born in Koloa Kauai, HI but traveled with his family in the military until they settled in San Rosa, CA where he grew up and then moved with his family to live in San Diego CA.

He graduated from St. Agustin’s catholic High School and went on to to get his Masters in teaching from SDSU.

David worked as a 5th grade teacher for the San Diego school district for 32 years and loved what he did. He even had a previous student that he ran into some years later that became a teacher because of his remarkable passion for teaching.

David was actively involved in officiating basketball, football but his passion was baseball. He loved to drive to Julian for the day for homemade pies or spend time at the casino perfecting his poker game. But most he loved spending time with his soulmate and wife Crystal Ann. ( Running bear and white Dove).

He is preceded in death by mother Jeanette and father William Melton, Father in law and mother in law Ben and Marie Schmidt.

David is survived by his children : daughter Maribeth and Jeremy Brandt ,sons Matt and Roni Melton, Mark Melton, Dino and Monique Canevari and Andrew Melton. David is also survived by his grandchildren Ethan and Mckenzie Brandt, Hudson and Rafaela Brandt, Sawyer Brandt, Jared and Hannah Melton Breanna Melton, Brennen (Bubba) and Gibby Canevari.

His best Friends Benny Melton, Mouse Melton, Mike and Ostsko Noblit

The family would like to thank All of his doctors, family friends and extended family in San Antonio TX for the care and compassion they showed our beloved Father, grandfather and friend in his final days. You will always be in our prayers and forever in our hearts.

Family and friends are asked In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a plant to Crystal in honor of Pappy's memory.

Thank you to Elizabeth And Dean Friend for helping to provide medical equipment and supplies for safety and comfort.

This is not Goodbye just a longer distant call

You Will always be our Texas tornado!!

Love today and always for our catch that got away!!