Melvin C Bjornberg
November 20, 1933 – May 9, 2018
Melvin Christopher Bjornberg November 20, 1933-May 9, 2018
Melvin C. Bjornberg, 84, passed away at his home in High Bar Harbor, NJ on May 9, 2018. He was born in Newark, NJ and was a life long resident of Long Beach Island, NJ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew N. and Emily (Golden) Bjornberg, and his brothers; Andrew and Carl Bjornberg. Melvin is survived by his nephew Carl Bjornberg and his niece Carlis K. Bjornberg, as well as several great nephews and nieces.
Melvin worked as a Bayman during the summer months supplying bait to area bait and tackle shops. He was also employed by High Bar Harbor Marina, and worked as a carpenter with his brother Andy during the winter. In his later years, he worked in the family business, Andy's Bait and Tackle. He was a familiar sight on Barnegat Bay in his boat "The Rolling Rock" with his dog Buckwheat at his side. Melvin was also a U.S. Army Veteran, serving his country proudly in the Korean War. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Visitation will be on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 10:00am-12:00pm with a funeral service at 12:00pm at the Thos L. Shinn Funeral Home, 10 Hilliard Dr., Manahawkin, NJ. Burial will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery, Rte. 9 South, Manahawkin. To leave online condolences, please visit www.shinnfuneralhome.com
- Visitation Saturday, May 12, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, May 12, 2018
- Committal Service Saturday, May 12, 2018