Melvin Watkins ,76, of Elco, PA, died Wednesday, May 13, 2020.
He was born Monday, October 25, 1943, in Brownsville, PA, a son of the late William Henry Watkins and Margaret Elizabeth (Russell) Watkins.
Mel proudly served our country in the U.S. Army and was a member of Roscoe American Legion Post 801.
In addition to his parents Melvin was preceded in death by twin boys in infancy, Daniel Paul and Dennis William Watkins and his brother, Anthony Watkins.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 56 years, Darlene Watkins; three children, David Watkins and wife Lynn, Sherri Bakos and husband Billy, Scott Watkins and wife Jennifer. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren, Rachel Buza, and husband Joe, Megan Monack and husband Sam, Tabitha Bakos (T.J. Petorla), Hunter Watkins, Lauren Watkins, Karen Overson, and husband Riley, Mason Watkins, Larz Watkins and 5 great grandchildren, Morgan Bakos, Zoe Altobelli, Olivia Buza, Molly Monack, Erica Buza.
Friends will be received in the Mariscotti Funeral Home, Inc., Anthony N. Mariscotti, Supervisor, 323 Fourth Street, California, PA on Saturday, May 16, from 2-4 and 6-8 pm.
In keeping in compliance with the guidelines set forth by the Commonwealth, 25 visitors my be in the funeral home at one time. We seek everyone’s cooperation and patience in practicing social distancing, wearing face masks and limiting your visit to 5 minutes or less.
Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family in Maple Creek Cemetery.
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