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July 4, 1970 – Friday, January 16, 2015

Service Information
The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN
Thursday, January 22, 2015
7:00 PM

Visitation Information
The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN
Thursday, January 22, 2015
4-8 PM

Robert John Melina
Born July 4, 1970, passed away January 16, 2015. Beloved father, son, brother, and friend. Bob was a carpenter, talented musician, and very loving father to three daughters. He was the life of the party. Bob had a true gift of making everyone happy. His laughter was contagious and people were drawn to him. He was a loyal friend and will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him. Survived by daughters, Ashley Nicole Haines of Holiday, FL, Haylee Melina of St. Michael, Tayler Melina 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, Nicole Piehowski of Rockford; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Preceded in death by father, Raymond Melina and infant nephew, Gunnar Diemert. Visitation will be held Thursday, January 22 from 4 – 8 PM with a prayer service at 7 PM at The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo, 763-682-1363.

6 Guestbook Entries

  1. dan arne

    I don’t know what to say. Rayn I’m so sorry, I have so many memories of Bob. They all make me smile. He gave me my first tattoo. A little dot on forearm think he has one in same spot. I remember going with him to get his pay from Everett. And singing to me (knock knock knockin on Everett’s door ) I remember him picking up Kirk’s guitar on the street in Rockford and spontaneously playing over the hills and far away. He had a great voice. So many memories. We lost touch, hadn’t seen him in 20 years. I’m really grateful for having known him and his family.

  2. Kirk Thomas

    Bob was the kind of friend you rarely (if ever) find in life. The times we spent playing music together made me what I am today. You will be missed dearly, Bob. Now go show SRV some new licks! Brothers for eternity.

  3. Holly J. Herland

    To the very special family of Bob; I didn’t know Bob but he must have been an awesome guy judging by the rest of his family. My heart goes out to Bunnie, John, Dawn, Scott and all of the family in the loss of their most special Bob! Love you all!

  4. Beaner Bermel

    I will miss your electric blue eyes, your beautiful smile, your contagious laugh and all your gifted guitar picking you so graciously shared with many. Thank you dear God for blessing me with the opportunity to have known one of your Angels. Rest in Peace my friend. It’s not “Goodbye” it’s just “See you Later”

  5. Carrina Melina

    I miss you everyday Uncle Bob. I know you wouldn’t want this but I’m still grieving everyday. To think it will be only 2 years since you passed. Can’t wait till Nov. Hopefully you will come through for the psychic. Till then see you and everyone else when I get there. 💋

  6. Steven Leseman

    The best of us are always taken to soon maybe to teach us all how we should value each other
    Bob, Rocky, and all the rest I once called family you have my deepest sorrow. Love ya all Steven Leseman


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