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Melvin L. Wilson

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

senior operations supervisor for LANta

Melvin L. “Mike” Wilson, 82, of Allentown, died Oct. 2, 2017, at home.

He and his wife Hope (Davis) Wilson were married 21 years in February. He was also the husband of the late Barbara J. (Blose) Wilson.

Born in Salisbury, Md., he was a son of the late Howard L. and Gwendolyn R. (Elliott) Wilson.

The senior operations supervisor and trainer for LANta for 37 years, he enjoyed spending time with his family and taking trips to the casino.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters Kellie Bartholomew and husband, Scott, of Breinigsville, Vicki Bennett and husband, Robert, of New Tripoli, Deborah Pummer and husband, Larry, of Coopersburg, and stepdaughter Brooke Dries of Allentown; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be offered at

Contributions may be made to Dream Come True at or by mail to, 3615 Nijaro Road, Bethlehem, PA 18020.

Arrangements were made by Keller Funeral Home Inc., Fogelsville.