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Melvin Speaks

September 10, 1945 March 13, 2020
Melvin Speaks
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Obituary for Melvin Speaks

Melvin Speaks was a beloved son, brother, husband and father.

Melvin Speaks was born to Howard and Essie Speaks on September 10th 1945 in Newark New Jersey. He was educated in the Newark School system and graduated from Boys Vocational High School in 1963. After High School, Melvin served 4 years in the U.S. Air force, stationed at Goose Bay Labrador Air Force base in Canada. After leaving the military, Melvin attended Essex County College. He later worked for a time as a Copy Writer in New York City at the advertising companies Benton & Bowles and Grey Advertising. From there, Melvin worked for United States Postal service for 40 years until his retirement in 2018.

Melvin was preceded in death by his parents Howard and Essie Speaks. He is survived by his wife Mildred, his three children; Melvin Jr, Tiffany (Jermaine) Boulware, Deanna and step-daughter Monique Wilson (Troy Harder). His brother James and sister-in-law Gloria, nephew Orlando, niece Kira; and grandchildren; Shamayyah, Nia, Jermaine, Jordan, Logan, Terrik, Rashid, Joseph, Kayson, Tobias and Madysin.

In his spare time Melvin enjoyed listening to 50's Doo Wop and Nancy Wilson, watching westerns, old cartoons and Star Wars movies. After work he would unwind with friends at the People’s Choice Lounge.

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Visitation

Friday

20

Mar

9:00 AM 3/20/2020 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3/20/2020 11:00:00 AM
Woody ''Home for Services''

163 Oakwood Avenue
Orange, NJ 07050

Woody ''Home for Services''
163 Oakwood Avenue Orange 07050 NJ
United States

Service

Friday

20

Mar

11:00 AM 3/20/2020 11:00:00 AM
Woody ''Home for Services''

163 Oakwood Avenue
Orange, NJ 07050

Woody ''Home for Services''
163 Oakwood Avenue Orange 07050 NJ
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Fairmount Cemetery Final Resting Place

620 Central Avenue
Newark, NJ 07107

620 Central Avenue Newark 07107 NJ
United States
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