Cecil Roy Mellin
1936 — 2020
Cecil Roy Mellin was born on July 10, 1936 to Cecil and Hannah Mellin, the second of six children they would have together. Raised in Wyandotte, Michigan on the banks of the Detroit River, he developed a life long love of the water and met the love of his life there, his high school sweetheart and future wife, Gretchen Wagner. Cecil and Gretchen attended the University of Michigan together and married while there. In 1961, after earning his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School where he served as an Associate Editor of the Michigan Law Review, they moved to greater Cleveland when he joined the law firm of Squire, Sanders, and Dempsey. Specializing in urban renewal and urban...