Emma Melendez

Emma Ann Melendez

1990 - 2020

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Obituary of Emma Ann Melendez

In loving memory of Emma Ann Melendez, born April 2, 1990 in Evanston, IL, deceased August 18, 2020, Boulder, CO.

Emma is survived by her mother, Ashlyn Melendez, her father, Jose Melendez and his wife Nicole Totoni-Melendez, her two siblings, Justin and Madeline Melendez and her adorable Cavapoo, Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Emma is a graduate of Lehigh University class of 2012, where she earned a B.A. in Political Science and played Volleyball as the starting Libero for two seasons. She earned the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year award in her second season.

Emma worked for IBM in consulting and later as a government contractor in D.C.

Emma’s passion for life was only exceeded by her love of laughter and music. Her magnetic personality brought joy and warmth to friends, family and colleagues alike.

She left us too soon but left us her gifts in our hearts and memories.


She’d like to remind us all in the words of Agador Spartacus “Everybody, take it easy”.


Private Service, Saturday, August 22 at 2:00 PM; Public livestream available on Zoom:


Topic: Emma Ann Melendez Memorial Service

Time: Aug 22, 2020 02:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)


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