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Arthur Melker

07/02/1926 - 11/23/2021

Arthur Melker

07/02/1926 - 11/23/2021


Obituary For Arthur Melker

Arthur Melker, 95, of Barrington, RI, formerly of Roseburg, OR, passed away, Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at the Providence VA Medical Center, Providence, RI.
He was the husband of Suzanne F. (Vaillancourt) Melker.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Abraham and Nettie (Halperin) Melker.
Mr. Melker had worked as a computer systems analyst for Raytheon, AVCO, and Honeywell for many years. He was a Veteran of the US Army, serving during WWII. Mr. Melker was a daily reader of the Wall Street Journal and followed the stock market very closely. He was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed biking and hiking. He also enjoyed to travel, having visited almost of the States in the US. He attributed healthy living and eating to a long life.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Barry P. Melker and his wife Jennifer of Barrington, RI, and Marc D. Melker and his wife Felicita of Colorado Springs, CO, a daughter, Amy Lynn Melker and her husband David Turbert of Superior, CO, three step-daughters, Julia Church and her husband Dana of Goffstown, NH, Denise Nerup of Holly Springs, NC, and Lisa Mulrey of Lyndboro, NH, six grandchildren, Cian, Hannah, Finn, Miranda, Zachary, and Kaelani, and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Irving Melker and Hilda Melker.
Funeral services and burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Rhode Island Veterans Home, 480 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI, 02809.
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Arrangements are by Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Rd., Warren, RI.

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  • i was so sad to see this, I work at whitestone vitamins in roseburg , oregon and had the pleasure to wait on Arther for years. he was funny, sweet and so kind, he told me was moving and I told him I would miss him..He was one of my favorite customers.

  • Sorry to hear about your loss, my heart goes out to all. Peace Love Jon and Jo Wisniewski

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