Melvin was a U.S. Marine Corp. veteran who served during Vietnam. He worked at Owens Corning for 46 years and was an avid outdoors-man.
He is survived by two sons, Melvin Russell Jr. (Renee) Robinson and Russell Robinson both of Newark; five grandchildren, Aryn, Alexandra, Zach, Rachel, and Adelle; two great grandsons, Tommy and Gideon; three sisters, Jeannie, Judy and Anna; and three brothers, Buster, Wayne, and Bobby.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by daughter, Melanie; and two brothers, Ralph and Jerry.
Visitation will be Tuesday at the Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark from 5-7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 10:30 AM at St. Leonard Catholic Church with Father Michael Gribble as celebrant. Burial will follow the service at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery where military honors will be presented by the Licking County Veterans Alliance.
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