Entry Date: 63

Exit Date: 66

Rating: AE3

Squad: 21

Status: D: 11/09/2010

“Email from Pauline Wilt of December 28, 2010. “”While looking through your pictures today, I discovered pictures of my husband Melvin Wilt who was in the Navy during 1962-1966 & stationed in Brunswick, Maine. I believe his rank was AE3 (AC) VP21 Squadron.

Sadly, Mel passed away at home in Hampton, NH, on November 9, 2010 from a courageous battle with cancer at the young age of 69.
The pictures you have of the VP21-028 & VP21-029 are very young pictures of Mel, which happens to be year Mel & I married in 1966.
I noticed you do not have a name attached to these pictures & I thought I would pass that information to you
If you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Pauline Wilt””

Published in the Portsmouth Herald, Portsmouth, NH, November 14, 2010
“”HAMPTON — Melvin C. “”Mel”” Wilt, 69, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at his home, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in 1941 in Fort Wayne, Ind., he was a 1959 graduate of Vermillion High School in Ohio and he served in the U.S. Navy as an air combat crew member with VP 21 at NAS Brunswick, Maine, until his discharge in 1966.

Mr. Wilt had a longtime career in the printing industry and was the owner of a Seacoast printing company for many years before retiring in 2008.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Pauline (Potvin) Wilt; a son, Steven Wilt of Dover; two daughters, Karen Wilt of Windsor, Vt., and Michelle Shaw, her husband Michael and three granddaughters, Meghan, Emily and Amanda, all of Pewaukee, Wisc.

Also surviving are his feline companions, Baxter, Bentley and Sophie.

WE REMEMBER: Mel loved the N.H. coastal waters, never tiring of its wondrous beauty. His great sense of humor, kindness and love of life will be missed by all who knew him. His accomplishments with architectural designs, gardening and home improvement endeavors were remarkable for being self-taught, and he was truly happiest pounding nails with his hammer or planting flowers and trees.

Private services were held at the convenience of the family. He will be buried at sea privately with his beloved canine soulmate, Sheeba, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mel’s name may be made to the N.H. SPCA, P.O. Box 196, Stratham, NH 03885, or the American Parkinson Disease Assoc., Attn: National Young Onset Center, 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305.

Arrangements were by the Remick & Gendron Funeral-Crematory, Hampton. Please visit to sign the online guest book.”””