Today is 04/01/2023 10th of Nisan, 5783


In Loving Memory of

Richard J. Melzer

March 1st, 2023


Melzer, Richard J.-Star of David Emblem- PHOTO on March 1, 2023 Beloved husband of Ethel Roblin Melzer his wife of 72 years. Devoted father Marcia (late Michael; Sam Rosen) Wilf and Richard D. Melzer (Carol Belkov). Loving grandfather of Emily Wilf and Katie (Jason) Alster, Marissa and Alayna Melzer.and Great Grandfather of Ethan and Andie Alster. Son of the late Isadore & Rose Melzer. Brother of the late Ira (Mitzi) and the late Robert (Esther) Melzer. Also survived by his loving nieces and nephews. Burial will be private at graveside. Memorial service will be held from Temple Beth Zion 805 Delaware Ave. on Friday at 12 Noon. No prior visitation. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make donations to Hospice Foundation of WNY, Temple Beth Zion, or the Jewish Community Center of Buffalo. The family will be having a period of mourning on Saturday evening at 7:00 PM and Sunday from 2-5 PM at the late residence. Family guestbook available at

Arrangements by Amherst Memorial Chapel.

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