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David C. Melena

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Denver, CO — David Charles Melena, 69, of Denver, CO, died from heart failure Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023 in a Denver, CO hospital.

David did not like funerals and requested no services.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice in David's memory.

Dave was born to Woodrow and Vivian Melena in O'Neill on Nov. 12, 1953. He graduated from O'Neill High School in 1972 and University of Nebraska--Lincoln in 1976. 

For a couple decades, Dave worked in banking in Omaha and took friends and family on his sailboat at nearby lakes. 

He left Omaha and continued his more than 45-year banking career in Denver, CO. 

He retired in recent years and was nicknamed “Banker Dave” by his social circle. He traveled to sunny locations including Hawaii, Palm Springs and Puerto Vallarta. 

Dave enjoyed good friends, good scotch and good music from Talking Heads to Patsy Cline. 

Dave is survived by his brother Jim (Lynn) Melena; two nephews Mike (Carol) Melena and James (Ryann) Melena; and great-nieces and -nephew Lillian, Matthew, Vivian, Imogen and Maeby Melena.

He was preceded in death by his parents.                                

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