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MARKSON, Melvin Of Aventura, Florida, formerly of Longmeadow, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on April 2, 2016 at the age of 101. Melvin was married for 53 years to his beloved late wife, Jean. Loving father of Neil and Susan Markson. Loving grandfather of Jennifer and Robert Pinkiert and Todd and Alice Markson. He leaves 4 great grandchildren, Max and Ava Pinkiert and Harper and Oliver Markson, whom he adored. Melvin attended Colby College, served with the 20th Air Force division of the Army in the Asiatic Pacific Theater during World War II and was a merchant in the coffee and tea business in Springfield for most of his working life. Funeral services will be private. Shiva will be held at the home of Neil and Susan Markson, 505 Tremont Street, in the library, Boston from 4:30-7:30 PM on Sunday, April 10, 2016. Donations in Melvin's name may be made to Temple Ramat Shalom, 11301 West Broward Boulevard, Plantation, Florida 33325 or the . The Ascher-Zimmerman Funeral Home is assisting the family. Ascher-Zimmerman Funeral Home 44 Sumner Avenue Springfield, MA 01108
Published in The Boston Globe on Apr. 5, 2016
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