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Mary Hayden posted on 5/30/23
First Marilyn and now Buddy. Hugs for your family as you remember these Walworth County icons.

Eivind Svensen posted on 5/26/23
Dear Gloria and Family, We have lived next door to you and Buddy for over 20 years now and we couldn’t have asked for better Neighbors. We will miss Buddy, his smile and his good sense of humor. Our prayers are with you and may God give you peace through this difficult time. Lovingly, Eivind, Jessica, Trevor and Those we Love don’t go away They walk beside us every day Unseen, unheard but always near Still loved, still missed and very dear

Elizabeth J Rutledge posted on 5/23/23
Dear Gloria and family, Dick and I plus family are sending you very much love at this time of loss. We think of you often, and, indeed the entire family, as wonderful people and skilled sports participants!!! Buddy clearly was only one of a kind, and we shall always remember happy interactions with both him and you. Please let us know if we can be of help somehow. Son John alerted us to this great loss just today. May God bless each of you, as you reflect on your marvelous lives together.

Don & Ann Parfet posted on 5/23/23
To Gloria and Family, It has been a privilege to have known Buddy and all of you. Buddy was an inspiration in sailing and business. His approach to both was masterful and always with victory in mind. We send our condolences from Gull Lake Michigan where Buddy and family will be forever remembered for fine starts and great finishes and where you will always be welcomed on our shores and race courses. We are certain as Buddy enters the Pearly Gates he will round up past the most windward one as he earns his greatest honor. May he Rest In Peace. Don and Ann Parfet Richland, Michigan

Thomas Kwiatkowski posted on 5/22/23
Dear Hans and entire Melges family, it is with gratitude I have been reading the tributes to Buddy. What a grand man in so many ways. Your obituary was beautiful especially when you try to sum up 93 years of achievements in a few paragraphs. You all must be so proud to have the last name of Melges, a name recognized world wide. We will all miss Buddy but always remember his spirit. For all of us his legacy lives on in our hearts and minds and he will always be a big part of Lake Geneva history. God bless Buddy and the Melges family, sincerely Tom and Barb Kwiatkowski

Shanon posted on 5/20/23
It was a pleasure to meet you when we bought our house in the neighborhood. Both our love for dogs created our introduction to each other.... Sail freely my friend!

Craig Abraham posted on 5/19/23
So sorry to learn about Mr. Melges’s passing. I provide service to Lake Geneva residents as a residential painter and I got to know him from work so fid at their place. Wonderful man and also his wife Gloria. Outstanding family big loss to his community.

Wendy Winzeler posted on 5/19/23
Gloria, I treasure the times that I shared with you both in Perth as, well as Lake Geneva. It was a great honor to spend time with my Mother Ruth, her sister Lucy and Buddy’s Mom, Louise. I could see where Buddy got his sense of humour…. I wish you and yours peace, love and grace. Best, Wendy Winzeler