Two-time NABC champion Bill Melander, a Grand Life Master from West Bloomfield MI, died May 15. Melander won the 2007 Keohane North American Swiss Teams and the 2011 Truscott/USPC Senior Swiss Teams. Melander also had three second-place finishes in the Super Senior Pairs.

With his NABC victory in 2007, Melander became the oldest person at the time to have ever captured an NABC title. He broke his own record with the 2011 win.

A full obituary will appear in the July issue.