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Martin X. Melvin, Jr.


Martin X. Melvin, Jr., 92, formerly of Hughestown and more recently a resident of Wesley Village, Pittston passed peacefully, Monday February 20, 2017.

Martin was born January 1, 1925, son of the late Martin and Mary (Ross) Melvin. He was a graduate of St. John the Evangelist High School, Pittston. After his graduation in 1943 he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp during World War II. Having served as an M-P at Portsmouth Naval Base, New Hampshire and on the island of Guam. He proudly served his country from 1943 until his honorable discharge in 1947.

In the past, he was employed by Nelson Manufacturing Co., Wyoming. Prior to his retirement he was employed by Martz Trailways, Wilkes Barre for many years. He was a member of the St. John the Evangelist Parish. He was a former member of the Hughestown Hose Co. and served on the Hughestown police force. He was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Pittston.

He had a great love for his country and enjoyed attending many military reunions throughout the United States. Martin will be remembered as a charitable person of strong faith. He was an avoid Notre Dame football fan and an American history and railroad enthusiast. He will be sadly missed.

Martin was preceded in death by his brother Eugene (Herb) Melvin, nephew Eugene Jr. and Joseph Melvin Jr., sister-in-law Flora Cicala Melvin.

Surviving are his wife of 69 years, Minnie Rubin Melvin, brothers Joseph L. Melvin, NJ; Fred Melvin and his wife Marie Nuzzalo Melvin, West Pittston; sister Marie Lucille Melvin, West Pittston; sisters-in-law Betty Melvin, Pittston and Antoinette Klimek, Hughestown; numerous nieces and nephews.

Our deepest gratitude to the entire staff both at Highland Manor and Wesley Village for their dedication, loving care, patience, understanding and helpfulness during Martin’s time of need.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, February 24, 2017 at 11am in St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William Street, Pittston. Those attending are asked to go directly to church on Friday morning. The family will receive friends and relatives in the church Friday morning from 10am until the time of mass. Interment, parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Martin’s name to Care and Concern Ministries, 35 William Street, Pittston, PA 18640. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William Street, Pittston.

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