Quantcast
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

Melissa Dull

Melissa Dull

May 12, 1958 - January 30, 2017

Melissa L. Dull, age 58, passed away on January 30, 2017, at her home in Del Cerro after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Melissa was born May 12, 1958, in San Diego and remained within a few miles of her childhood home throughout her life. She was the daughter of the late Glen and late Monica (Pann) Dull. She is survived by her partner, Cameron Cole. Melissa graduated from Patrick Henry High School in San Diego with the class of 1976. She continued on to San Diego State University, earning her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, with minors in Chemistry and Art History, in 1980, and completed her Clinical Laboratory Scientist internship at Grossmont Hospital in 1981. She was a licensed Medical Technologist nationally and in California for 37 years. She went on to work at Rady Children's Hospital, Grossmont Hospital, and a private laboratory before accepting a position, in 1989, with Naval Medical Center San Diego as the mycology and tuberculosis microbiologist, promoting to supervisor within a few years. Melissa found her true calling in teaching, specifically mycology. She loved teaching the infectious disease fellows, medical residents, and advanced laboratory technicians. She touched the lives of so many medical professionals and made countless friends along the way. She encouraged the laboratory technicians to complete their education and get their CLS license. She retired, due to her illness, in 2016, but established The Melissa Dull Fund for the San Diego Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) Training Consortium ("Fund") to encourage future medical laboratory scientists in the profession she loved. Melissa was an incredible person who loved to travel, bask in the sun, and read. She would vacation aboard cruises visiting the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Alaska, and other destinations. Several times each year, she would visit Arizona to seek out her happy place at Cathedral Rock and attend the Tucson gem show. She loved mid-century modern design, southwestern colors, jewelry, art, ice skating, pugs, and the San Diego Chargers. Every person she accepted into her circle became a lifelong friend, no matter how many years or miles existed between each visit. Loyal, honest, headstrong, smart, creative, and interested in the world barely colors the painting that was her life. She inspired people to do things outside their comfort zone and to have a little bit of adventure in their life. Melissa taught all of us things that we never thought we would be interested in, but she possessed a level of excitement that drew us into what she saw was special.

Services for Melissa Dull

  • February 28, 2017
    • Funeral: 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      Melissa's memorial will be held at the Veteran's Museum, 2115 Park Boulevard, San Diego, California 92101, on February 28, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Melissa Dull Fund for the San Diego Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) Training Consortium ("Fund"), University of California, San Diego Gift Processing, 9500 Gilman Drive, #0940, La Jolla, California 92093-0940.

Location of service

Veterans Museum and Memorial Center
  • 2115 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
  • 619-239-2300
Art Reviews — W.S. Di Piero's eye on exhibits Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Best Buys — San Diego shopping Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits City Lights — News and politics Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Famous Former Neighbors — Next-door celebs Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Here's the Deal — Chad Deal's watering holes Just Announced — The scoop on shows Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Of Note — Concert picks Out & About — What's Happening Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Pour Over — Grab a cup Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer News — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Set 'em Up Joe — Bartenders' drink recipes Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Sports — Athletics without gush Street Style — San Diego streets have style Suit Up — Fashion tips for dudes Theater Reviews — Local productions Theater antireviews — Narrow your search Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Waterfront — All things ocean Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close