Obit: Dodge G. Melkonian, 93

October 26, 2017

Dads picClearwater Fla.—Dodge G. Melkonian, former executive vice president of New York Carpet World, died Oct. 8. Prior to working in the flooring industry, Dodge served as a pilot in the Air Force in WWII. He then remained in the reserves for 23 years as a Major after being honorably discharged from active duty.

The bulk of Melkonian’s working years were spent at New York Carpet World. Once retired, he began rehabilitating properties and traveled to all 50 states and 190 countries.

Melkonian is survived by his wife, Jill; brother, Zaven; three children, Michael, Drew and April; daughter-in-laws, Shirley and Tamra; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Melkonian will be interred in Lancaster, Pa. Remembrances in his name may be made to Morton Plant-Mease Hospital Foundation, 727.462.7036; North Bay Community Church, 727.796.0071; or Dunedin Fine Arts Center, 727.298.3322.

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