Melvin Springer, 73, Crescent City, died May 5, 2001, at Sutter Coast Hospital.

He was born Oct. 5, 1927, in Reno, Nev., to Sol and Hazel Springer.

He graduated from Churchill County High School in 1945 and joined the Navy. He served for two years.

Later, he was a heating and air conditioning engineer in San Francisco where he lived for 50 years.

Survivors are son Gary Springer, daughter Denise, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, all of San Diego; sister Frances Atkinson of Fallon, Nev.

Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his wife Barbara, parents, sisters Verla Hooper and Ruth Brown.

At his request, no services will be held.