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Melanie Anne Haldas

May 7, 1977 - February 26, 2021

Melanie Anne Haldas, age 43, of Bear, DE, passed away on Friday, February 26, 2021.

Born in Delaware County, Pennsylvania on May 7, 1977, she was a daughter of Stanley John Zalota, Jr. and Cynthia Louise Murray. Melanie graduated summa cum laude from Wilmington University with her Bachelor of Science. She then made her career for over 17 years as a claims processor for State Farm Insurance. Melanie became a dedicated volunteer at the Adult Day Center in Fox Run Shopping Center. She enjoyed traveling, visits to the beach, and continuously supporting her daughter and husband. Above all, she loved spending time with her family and working to improve the lives of others.

In addition to her parents, Melanie is survived by her devoted husband of 20 years, Christopher Haldas; daughter, Amber Haldas of Bear; siblings, Stanley Zalota III (Lisa) of Aston, PA, Angela Higgins (Robert) of Bear, Heather Giomboni (Dominic) of Glenolden, PA, Jason Smith of Newport, Joshua Zalota (Alicia) of Aston, PA and Jacob Zalota of Linwood, PA; along with many nieces and nephews.

A public visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 12 noon on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Service and interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Melanie’s memory to the Siegel Rare Neuroimmune Association by clicking here.

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19 Condolences for Melanie Anne Haldas

  • Chris and Amber I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Melanie was a beautiful person. Sympathy to all her sisters, brothers, and family.

  • Chris and Amber, we are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you and all your family.
    Rich, Clara, Ryan and Katie

  • Amber, my sympathies and prayers are going out to you and your dad, as well as, extended family. My heart breaks for you as you go through this difficult journey. I will be praying for your peace and comfort for each day. Thinking of you fondly, “Ms. Kay”. (Mrs. McMahon)

  • Amber and Family,
    My heart is aching for you and your loss. I am always here if you need some quiet during the day or just someone to listen to you. You are in my thoughts.
    I miss seeing you everyday.
    Mrs. Romeo

  • Chris and Amber, I know this is the probably the most difficult time you have faced in your lives. I hope you find comfort in your memories and know that you have many, many friends to lean on for support. You can call on us for anything you need. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Mr. Haldas and Amber,

    My heart aches for you at this time. Ms. Mel is loved by many and honored by more. Take care of yourselves and continue to keep your heads up. Stay strong for her. This too shall pass.

    -Syd

  • Chris and Amber,

    We are very sorry for your huge loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please know that we are here for you to help in any way we can. Melanie will be greatly missed.

    The Viteri Family

  • Chris, Amber and family, I was deeply saddened to hear of Mel’s passing. She was a bright spot with an endearing smile in State Farm DE office. I will miss keeping up with posts about Amber’s competitions (I followed them on FB because we were FB friends). I will continue to pray God’s strength and comfort to cope with your loss. Sending much love and hugs, Dana Jones & Family

  • Dear Chris and Amber,
    I am so incredibly sadden and so sorry for your loss of Melanie. I have wonderful memories of working with her at State Farm. May God give you strength at this most difficult time.

  • Chris and Amber, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that my prayers are with both of you. Asking God to bring peace and comfort and much love to you guys. God bless you. Love you, Uncle John and Aunt BJ

  • Chris and Amber, Our family is just heartbroken for your loss . Melanie was a wonderful beautiful wife, mom, and soul . We are all praying πŸ™ to give you strength in this difficult time.

  • Chris and Amber. Our sincerest condolences on the loss of your best friend wife and mom. May she always be your guardian angel to watch over you both. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Rip sunshine β˜€οΈ

  • Chris and Amber,
    I’m so sorry on the loss of Melanie. I enjoyed working with her at State Farm Wilmington office. I’m sorry we lost touch after I moved away from DE. I always enjoyed keeping up with her and your family via Facebook.
    She will be truly missed by all.
    Please reach out if there’s anything we can do for you during this time.
    I will keep you in my prayers and that she is at peace.
    Fondly
    Melissa Bailey Wagner

  • Sending Prayers to you all at this Difficult time . May Melanie Rest in Peace with Our Lord JESUS CHRIST. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™ Love Ron Holley and Family

  • Chris & Amber, Our hearts are truly broken for you. Melanie was a lovely person. Our prayers for continued strength, guidance and faith are with you always.
    Beth & Amanda Fylak

  • My condolences & prayers for the entire family. I have good memories of the time we went away for training & us briefly working together at SF. She will be missed.

  • Sending my condolences to the family. Melanie and I worked together at State Farm. Praying for strength for the family. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Chris and Amber, I didn’t know you, but I knew your wife and mom. She loved to talk about you and was very proud of both of you. She was a calming presence in the chaos at State Farm.

    Angela, I am so sorry for your loss. I wish we were in the office as a hug is needed, sending one virtually. Please get in touch if you ever need to talk. ~glenna~

  • Chris, so sorry for your loss. I will be praying that God comforts you during this time of grieving. I know your wife had been battling for some time.