Melvin G. Riches, of Medina, died on Monday, March 18, 2013 at the Martin-Linsin Residence, Albion. Mel was born in Medina, February 26, 1953, a son of the late George and Dorothy (Preston) Riches. He was employed by St. Gobain as a machine operator.
Survivors include his wife, Donna; three children, Brennon (Rebecca), Sarah and Adam (Amna); eight grandchildren, Christian, Julia, Nathaniel, Damon, Hunter, Gracelin, Alina and Ayla; his sister, Dianne (Tom) Flick; nieces and nephews; and his two golden retrievers, Tia and Bella.
Friends may call on Thursday (1-2 PM) at the Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina, where his funeral service will immediately follow at 2 PM. The Rev. Karen Smith, pastor of County Line Methodist Church, will officiate and interment will be in Bates Road Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Knights Kaderli Memorial Fund or Hospice of Orleans County.
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