Age 82 of Tionesta, PA (Hickory Twp.) passed away on Monday, October 9, 2017 at Butler Memorial Hospital. Melvin was a retired steelworker. He proudly served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his wife Kimanne M. (Black) Ross; his children, Rose Lindley of Freeport and Michael Ross of Jamestown, NY; also survived by two grandsons and five great grandchildren; his sisters, Shirley and Ella and a brother, Butch Ross. There will be no visitation. A private family graveside service will be held at Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights, followed by military honors by the Army.