Sunday, June 3, 2018

RIP Melinda Byron

RIP Melinda Byron

Ithaca Journal
June 4, 2018

Bethesda, MD - Charline Newman Rossi, 81, passed away peacefully on May 30th, 2018, in Bethesda Maryland. She was born on October 20, 1936, in Evanston, Illinois, the daughter of Therese and Hugh Maxwell Newman.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years Faust F. Rossi; her children Christopher (Anna), Matthew (Maureen), and Paul; her grandchildren Bridget, Owen, and Nora; her sister Millicent Werbickas; and many nieces and nephews. Charline grew up in Los Angeles, California, where she attended Immaculate Heart High school. In Hollywood, she had a career as an actress in radio, film and TV, appearing in The Red Pony, Teenage Thunder, The Donna Reed Show, and The Lone Ranger. She met her husband Faust in Washington, D.C. and they married on August 25, 1962. They moved to Ithaca, New York, where they raised their children and where Faust became the Samuel S. Leibowitz Professor of Trial Techniques at Cornell Law School. After Faust's retirement, they moved to Bethesda, Maryland, to be near their grandchildren.

Charline was a loving wife and mother. She was a devoted Catholic, an avid reader, history buff, gardener, dog owner, and Washington Nationals fan. She enjoyed traveling with Faust, spending time in Paris, London, Italy, Austria and Hungary. To all who knew her, she was an outgoing, active, cheerful, quick-witted presence who made friends easily and spread kindness wherever she went. She will forever be remembered as a bright, loving light with a terrific sense of humor who put others before herself.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday, June 5th at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Bethesda, Maryland preceded by a 9:00am viewing. The burial will be at Gate of Heaven cemetery in Silver Spring, Maryland, following the mass.

BYRON, Melinda (Charline Newman)
Born: 10/20/1936, Evanston, Illinois, U.S.A.
Died: 5/30/2018, Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A.

Melinda Byron’s westerns – actress:
The Red Pony – 1949 (Jinx Ingals)
The Long Ranger (TV) – 1957 (Sally Walker)
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV) – 1958 (April Lawrence)
Death Valley Days (TV) – 1960 (Mary Lou)
Zane Grey Theater (TV) – 1960 (Paula Cartwright)

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