Interment will be private.
Paul Joseph Mellon Jr. of Briarcliffe, Glenolden PA, was a very loving son, father, brother, uncle, godfather and dear friend. He left this world suddenly on December 22, 2021 at the age of 54.
Paul was born February 23, 1967 to Marguerite Jane Philipp and Paul Joseph Mellon Sr. He attended Saint Joseph Catholic School in Collingdale, PA and then graduated from Monsignor Bonner High School for boys with many accolades. Paul grew up playing little league, for whom he called his real Father, Big Steve, on the Briarcliffe Blue Jays and as well as street hockey with his neighborhood friends.
Paul later graduated 2nd in his class from Bloomsburg University with a B.A. in Business/ Marketing, earning numerous high honors/awards and achievements. During his years at Bloomsburg, Paul participated in the ROTC program, he proudly continued to serve our country as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Reserves.
He worked for several large corporations, General Mills, Cott Beverages and Golden Books before taking the leap to work for and become a partner at Novetas Solutions/ New Age Blast Media.
Paul had many loves, some of which were for this Great Country, the US military, history/politics, Ronald Regan, the Roman Empire, great food, fine wine and Rock N’ Roll, some of his favorites were AC/DC, Bob Seagar, George Thorogood & The Destroyers. On Sundays, you could find Paul watching the Philadelphia Eagles with friends and family.
His presence and deep voice commanded a room when he walked in it. His ease of speaking to anyone at any time was remarkable. He gave the best toasts and speeches and told the best stories leaving everyone with either a tear in their eye or a smile on their face.
From the time he was a small boy, 3 years old, he was Brilliant! Paul could read a map and tell any adult which direction was the proper direction to drive the car. He was an incredible artist who’s legacy will live on with his drawings forever. He loved Seaside Heights NJ and his time spent there with family and friends. Whether he was building amazing sand castles, cars or animals in the sand or hanging up the boardwalk, it always felt like his second home.
Paul should have been a lawyer because he could argue almost any point till the other side gave up and agreed with him. He was extremely well read, well spoken, well-travelled and above all loved by everyone who knew him. He loved playing chess and working out. His favorite holiday was Christmas making the best home-made eggnog anyone ever had.
He was kind, generous, thoughtful, hardworking, creative and magnificently intelligent. He had a very strong faith in the Lord. We take comfort in knowing Paul is now in Heaven looking over each and every one of us enjoying some good laughs with all our loved ones who have gone before him. He loved and appreciated everyone who helped him continue to build his Faith, even through his own struggles.
Paul enjoyed time spent with his family, friends, nieces and nephews either playing catch, football, drawing, painting seashells or just simply being in each other’s presence. To know Paul was to love him, as he was truly one of a kind.
Paul is survived by his beloved parents Marguerite and Stephen LaGrossa, his children Brianna Mellon and her husband Adam Taylor, Rachel Mellon and Paul J. Mellon 3rd, his brothers Stephen Mellon and fiancé Kathy Hill, Christopher LaGrossa, Philipp LaGrossa and wife Niki LaGrossa his sister Stephenie Kendrick and Husband Kyle Kendrick Sr. His nephews Philipp LaGrossa Jr., Nicholas LaGrossa and Kyle Kendrick Jr. and nieces Sophia Kendrick and Sloane Kendrick, loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He is pre-deceased by each of his grandparents who we know welcomed him home with open arms.
Relatives and Friends are invited to join us as we celebrate the life of Paul J. Mellon Jr on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Saint Joseph’s Church, 500 Woodlawn Avenue, Collingdale, PA. Visitation is at 9a.m. Followed by 10a.m. mass. The family has requested in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at stjude.org. The interment will be private. Masks are requested but not required.