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Robert J. Melina, 44

Robert John Melina, age 44, of Delano, passed away Friday, Jan. 16, 2015.

He was born July 4, 1970.

A beloved father, son, brother, and friend, Bob was a carpenter, talented musician, and very loving father to three daughters.

The life of the party, Bob had a true gift of making everyone happy. His laughter was contagious, and people were drawn to him.

Bob was a loyal friend, and will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him.

He is survived by his daughters, Ashley Nicole Haines of Holiday, FL, Haylee Melina, and Tayler Melina, both of St. Michael; mother, Bunnie Piehowski and step-father, John Piehowski of Delano; sisters Dawn (Scott) Peterson of Center City, Rayn (Robert) Barnes of Rochester, NY, and Nicole Piehowski of Rockford; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Melina; and an infant nephew, Gunnar Diemert.

Visitation took place Thursday, Jan. 22 from 4 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the Peterson Chapel of Buffalo, which handled the arrangements.

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