Robert G. Melega, age 86, of Wilmington, DE died Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Wilmington Hospital.

Bob was born in Perth Amboy, NJ in 1931. He graduated from Perth Amboy High, and Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA where he earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. While at Lehigh he was in ROTC and a member of Theta Chi Fraternity. After college, Bob served our country in the US Army as a 2nd Lieutenant, stationed in Germany. Bob went to work for DuPont after his military service. He worked in a various supervisory positions, and retired as Director of Marketing on June 30, 1988. In retirement, Bob worked as a consultant for DuPont, developing patents for holograms. He was active in the community, and served on many boards.

Bob was predeceased by his wife Virginia Elizabeth in 2011. He is survived by his sister Rhoda Varga; four children Diane Brooks, Eric Melega, Victor Melega, and Douglas Melega; five grandchildren Jearim, Lauren, Samantha, Nicole, and David; and cousins Ellen, Regina, and Tom.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, February 15 beginning at 11 am at the McCrery & Harra Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington DE with a funeral service at 1 pm. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Bob’s name to American Cancer Society 92 Read's Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720.