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Riho Melts

January 11, 1936 ~ November 1, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old


Riho Melts, 87, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 in Fredericksburg. He was born in Tartu, Estonia.

Riho graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Science, and The Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn with a Master of Science, Civil Engineering. He worked as a Civil Engineer at Grumman Aerospace and the New York City Parks Department. 

Riho was a sports enthusiast. He was a member of the Varsity Track and Field Team at Columbia University. He was also a member of the Grumman Ski Club, Metropolitan New York Ski Council, four-time Nastar Ski Racing Finalist, an avid golfer, and participant in the Estonian American Amateur Athletes organization. 

Riho is survived by his wife, Silja; daughter Liisa and her husband, Carlos; grandchildren Madison and Carlos; niece Laura; and nephew Carl. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to honor Riho can be made to the Estonian American Amateur Athletes, a nonprofit 501(c) (3) which develops sporting activities and events among Estonian organizations throughout the USA. Donations can be sent to EAAA Inc., P.O. Box 415, Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046-0415    

A memorial service and celebration of life event in honor of Riho will be held in the future. 


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