Juan Melero, a longtime Rockaway resident, died September 24.
Melero, a taxi cab driver, was born in Puerto Rico. He served in the United States Army during World War II.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ada; and sons, Juan and Gustavo.
Melero is survived by his daughters, Xiomara Doyle, Marilina Pobjecky, Xenia Rivara, Adelaida Fogarile and Mary; brother, Raymond; sister, Rosael Reyes; 22 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one greatgreat grandchild.
Funeral arrangements and visitation were entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. Interment was at Long Island National Cemetery in Farmington, New York.