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Donald J. Melvoin
Birth: Oct. 26, 1922
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Apr. 8, 2002
Traverse City
Grand Traverse County
Michigan, USA

Donald J. "Fireman Freddy" Melvoin was born in Chicago on October 26, 1922. He died in Traverse City, Michigan, on April 8, 2002. He served in the U.S. Navy, but was most well known for his career in show business. He spent much of his life performing, from playing the drums to his big break in TV as Deputy Don in Traverse City. He hosted the Fireman Freddy show in Grand Rapids as well as the Don Melvoin show. He lived in Indianapolis, Las Vegas, and Hollywood where he acted in popular shows such as Bonanza, Mayberry RFD, Marcus Welby, MD and Night Gallery. He later returned to Traverse City and hosted a horror movie show as Count Zappula. Don retired as Deputy Don and spent his final years in Traverse City with his favorite acting partner...his dog, Lover. (bio by: Anonymous) 
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Traverse City
Grand Traverse County
Michigan, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Apr 27, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6373264
Donald J. Melvoin
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Donald J. Melvoin
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Donald J. Melvoin
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Remembering you on the anniversary of your passing. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Apr. 8, 2016

- Cindy
 Added: Apr. 8, 2016
Remembering you today. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you. Thank you for serving this great country of ours and for all of the great shows.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Oct. 26, 2015
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