Obituary: Robert A. Melville
Robert (Bob) A. Melville, formerly of Montclair, entered into eternal rest on June 29, 2020, after a long illness. He was 76.
Bob was born in 1943 in Montclair to the late Whinfield D. Melville Sr. and Alice Blauvelt Melville. He grew up in Upper Montclair and was a 1961 graduate of Montclair High School.
He went to Bucknell University for three years and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Upsala College. He taught high school history for a while in northern New Jersey, and then moved to Long Island where he worked at Equifax for a number of years.
In 1996, he left New York and moved to southern California to be near the beach and more sunshine. Bob lived in Huntington Beach for 20-plus years and retired from Target Corporation.
Bob is survived by his brothers, Gordon Melville and family of Bedminster, N.J., and Whinfield Melville Jr. and family of Pittsford, N.Y.; and by his daughter Christina Melville and granddaughter Olivia of Seaford, N.Y.
At a later date, there will be a graveside service and burial in Mount Hebron Cemetery in Montclair.
Donations in his memory may be made to Doctors Without Borders, www.doctorswithoutborders.org.