Memorial service for Mel Wilson

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Mel Wilson, an Oak Park resident for over four decades and pioneering leader in the village's lesbian and gay community, died on April 20, 2017 after several months in hospice care.

The 74-year-old Wilson was a founding member of the Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association (OPALGA), a community advocacy group established in 1989.

A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, July 9, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, 875 Lake St., Oak Park.

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