OBITUARY

Russell W. Melander

March 11, 1965April 23, 2021
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Russell W. Melander on April 23, 2021 of Mount Sinai, LI. Beloved husband of Christine. Loving father of Brooke. Devoted son of Russ and Margie. Cherished brother of Alice Melander (Don Westhoff) and Rich. Dear brother-in-law of Brian Blake (Laura Calamari) and Jeffrey Blake (Vicki). Adored uncle of Christine and Brittany Roche and Derek, Jared and Stephen Blake. Russell is predeceased by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Stephen and Loretta Blake. Reposing at O.B. Davis Funeral Homes, 4839 Nesconset Highway, Port Jefferson Station, LI. Visitation on Wednesday, April 28th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Prayer service Thursday at 10 AM. Cremation Private.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 28, 2021

  • Prayer Service

    Thursday, April 29, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Cremation Private

Memories

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Jim Glenister

April 27, 2021

Christine and Brooke — my condolences to you. So sorry for the loss of such an incredible human being. I was in Boy Scout Troop 332 with Rusty, and we had many adventures throughout East Rockaway and on backpacking trips. I moved away from Long Island and sadly did not keep in touch after high school. But reading the comments, I’m so heartened to know that the fun-loving, warm hearted friend stayed true to himself. Every gathering, every trip, was better when Rusty was there.

Jim Glenister
Atlanta GA

John McQuade

April 27, 2021

Rusty, I have nothing but good memories of you while in Boy Scouts, at summer camp and as a “Pac-Man” at Philmont Scout Reservation in 1982. You always had a smile on your face and easy going personality. May God take you into His arms. Rest In Peace Scout.

John Raschella

April 27, 2021

Dear Melander Family,
I am very sorry to have heard the news of Russell's passing. I have had the pleasure of working with him for the past 5 years. I interacted with him Thursday on a conference call. I always enjoyed being around him, his sense of humor and personality were a pleasure to witness. My prayers and condolences are with you at this sad time. May God bless you and may Russell rest in peace.
Sincerely, John Raschella

Angelo D'Aulisa

April 26, 2021

Rest well Russ and keep your smiles up in heaven!

Nicholas Iocco

April 26, 2021

Christine, Brooke my sincere condolences to you and your family. I can not express enough my sadness upon hearing of Russ' passing. I will always remember Russ as a gentile, kind fun loving person who was so enjoyable being around.

I am so sorry

Sincerely,
Nick Iocco

Cordelia Blake

April 26, 2021

Here is Russ in June of 2018 with Alicia Wilkins his 2nd cousin/niece. Sweetness...

Cordelia Blake

April 26, 2021

We last saw Russ at a family get together in Boston in June of 2018. He was charming as always. Here he is at that gathering with Christine and myself.

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Minnesota is in the house! Good reason to have a party!

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Minnesota is in the house! Good reason to have a party!

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Christmas 2020

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Celebrating my 50th with my brothers❤

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