Obituary: Mel Paris - friend, mentor and activist

Melvin "Mel" Paris passed away earlier this week. Mel and I served on the county board together and he was a person for whom I had great respect for and trusted completely. Mel was bright, caring and generous with his time and energy.

A strong activist for organized labor and the Democratic Party, Mel was committed to people: family, friends and his neighbors. He brought a thoughtful, mentoring attitude to his political and UAW union activities, focusing on the needs of the many rather than a select few. He knew we could be stronger as a community when we worked together as team.

To his wife Char and family, my thoughts are with you.

Paul Gorski, Editor

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