Celia  Meilan
Celia Meilan

January 21, 1920 - April 22, 2019
Born in Brooklyn, NY
Resided in Clark, NJ
Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home


Celia Meilan, 99, of Clark, entered into eternal rest on Monday, April 22, 2019.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the Visitation at Walter Johnson Funeral Home, 803 Raritan Rd., Clark, on Friday, May 3 from 4 - 8 pm. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at the Funeral Home at 10:00 am. Final Disposition will be private.

Celia was born in Brooklyn, NY to Susana (Prego) and Ventura Lorenzo Meilan. She lived in New York City, prior to moving to Clark in 1965. In 1952, Celia and her partner Pierre Petrou opened Marine & Animal Byproducts of NYC. In 1968 the company became International Protein Corp and was traded on the American Stock Exchange. In 1993 & 1994 Celia was named one of the top 50 businesswomen in America.

Celia is survived by her devoted nieces and nephews, Steven Salorio, Anita DeSimone, Eugene Salorio, Maria Mirto Brill and Susan Mirto Scardilli and 10 great nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her memory to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.




Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home
803 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ US 07066
Friday, May 3, 2019
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Funeral Service
Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home
803 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ US 07066
Saturday, May 4, 2019
10:00 AM


St. Jude Children's Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105-9959


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Steven N. Perlmutter
Matthew S. Perlmutter
Funeral Director, Manager, NJ Lic. No. 3539  
Funeral Director, NJ Lic. No. 4785 
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