Lt/C Mel Faust, N, was the Executive Officer of the Jones Beach Power Squadron when he passed away suddenly May 27, 2015. As a retired New York City Police Officer, his illness was related and a result from Ground Zero exposure during the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center in NYC. Mel’s name is listed under “First Responders” and etched on the granite walls of The 911 Memorial at Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, NY. His funeral was attended by many members of USPS as well as the New York City Police Department. Several NYC Police officers in full dress uniform were pallbearers. He received an honor guard salute.
Mel grew up on Long Island and was a long time resident of Lindenhurst, NY. Mel was an active member of USPS. He was always there to lend a hand. A versatile member, Mel was the JBPS web master, editor of the JBPS “Gudgeon & Pintle,” & a VSC examiner, just to name a few. He won a JBPS cook-off with his famous chicken wings recipe. An avid fisherman, boater, and NASCAR fan, he is survived by his wife Julie, son Michael, and a large extended family. He will be truly missed.