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Edwin "Buddy" Mello VIEW PROFILE

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12/08/20 06:03 PM #1    

Ray Ferreira

Dec. 8, 2020 - a sad day to call Buddy's home, in Tucson AZ.

Rest in Peace. I just spoke with Edwin "Buddy" Mello's wife, Nelle. She told me that Buddy passed away on Sept. 28, 2018, in Tucson Arizona. 

He was a Hot Rod builder and had several trophies from car shows. He was a career man (21+ years) in the US Air Force (retired as a Tech Sgt, E6) and he later worked at Raytheon Missiles Division - Tucson AZ Branch. He was a good guy and a friend to all who knew him.

Rest in Peace Buddy, I am glad we reconnected, here in Arizona.

 He will be missed at all the Custom Car/Hot Rod Shows in the Southwest. 


While in the US Air Force, Buddy Mello legally changed his name to the man that raised him:

THOUGUIA, Buddy (USAF, TSGT - Retired) Born February 7, 1945 in New Bedford, Mass. - passed away September 28, 2018 at the age of 73. With his friendly smile, Buddy loved people and they loved him. He served in the U.S. Air Force 1965-85 and was stationed in Thailand, VietNam, Okinawa, Korea and six state-side bases. He then worked as an NDI specialist at Hughes/ Raytheon from 1986-2006. His strong interest in classic cars and Mustangs resulted in many awards and a wide variety of friends including those in Eastside Strokers and the Southern Arizona Mustang Club. He also supported Esperanza en Escalante, Epsilon Sigma Alpha and the Red Hat Society through his expertise with photography and volunteered with the Community Food Bank. Buddy is survived by loving wife of 52 years, Nelle, and by loving son, Tony. He was preceded in death by son, Shawn. Buddy is also survived by six grandchildren - Shelby, Austin, Cole, Gabby, Tyler, Baker, and one great-grandchild. The family wishes to thank the TMC Hospice and requests donations be made to them in lieu of flowers. (5301 E. Grant Road 85712) A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 15950 N. Luckett Rd, Marana, Arizona 85653. Arrangements by BRING'S FUNERAL HOME.


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