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George F. Melloy
(1919-2011)

George Florian Melloy was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on March 12, 1919, the son of Marie Clara Vogel and Arthur Richard Melloy, a draftsman in a steel plant. He died in Bethlehem on May 21, 2011, after sharing over 60 years of marriage with his late wife. He married Bettie Weiss and together they had four children: Kirk, Michael, Linda, and Beth.

He graduated from Lehigh University in 1942 and worked 32 years for the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, in later years serving as Manager of Alloy Development in the Homer Research Laboratories. He held or co-held 13 U.S. patents covering numerous product lines and procedures. These U.S. patents were protected overseas with 51 foreign patents. In 1964, he was cited by the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers as "Outstanding Engineer"; in 1972 by the American Society of Metals for "Outstanding Contributions to Metallurgy"; and in 1974 was elected Fellow by the ASM. He was drafted by the Metals Engineering Institute to prepare their teaching text, The Heat Treatment of Steel, copyrighted and published in 1957. While employed by the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, he also served three years as an instructor for Penn State Mineral Industries Extension Services.

In 1955 he began dealing in mineral specimens, and was a major dealer in the northeastern U.S. during the 1970s and 1980s,finally retiring in 1992. He apparently did not use personalized mineral labels.
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