Melvin Donald Earley, 63 of Valparaiso, passed away Monday, January 2, 2023.  He was born May 31, 1959 to the late Melvin Richard and Gilda Louise (DeBernardi) Earley.  A graduate of Portage High School, Melvin made his career for 28 years at Bethlehem Steel.  He enjoyed boating, swimming, and spending time with family especially his grandkids.
Melvin is survived by his son, Donald Ryan Earley; grandchildren, Thomas and Don’Trell; sister, Kimberly Smith; brother, Jim Earley; and nieces, Desirae and Amanda.  He was also preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Rex Smith.
Private family services were held with cremation at Angelcrest Crematory, Valparaiso.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the family.

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