It is with sadness that I write these words. Mel Wolfgang, founder and owner of Jonathan Sheppard Books, passed away Friday in Massachusetts after a long battle with cancer.
Meldon John Wolfgang III was active in genealogy and family history since 1961, as a hobbyist, professional researcher, map publisher, and antiquarian bookseller. He was a popular speaker at local, regional, and national genealogy conferences for nearly three decades.
Mel received his undergraduate degree from McGill University in Montreal and completed further graduate study at Columbia University. He was a former Peace Corps volunteer and assistant director of Uganda's National Language Unit. He also was a member of numerous historical and genealogical societies.
You can read Mel's obituary at http://goo.gl/tRTWS.
My thanks to Eric Grundset for telling me this sad news.