Melvin B. Gayle, who was training for auto body work in the Job Corps in Pittsburgh, drowned near there while swimming in the Allegheny River Aug. 17. He was 22.
A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Gayle will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, 4205 Park Heights Ave.
Born in Kaiserslautern, Germany, while his father was serving in the Army, he lived in Tacoma, Wash., before moving to Baltimore with his family and attending Northwestern High School.
His survivors include his parents, Adolph B. and Gwendolyn A. Gayle of Baltimore; a sister, Yolanda B. Newman of Topeka, Kan.; his grandparents, Leo C. Gayle Jr. of Mobile, Ala., and Arlene and the Rev. Gordon Wilson of Topeka.