Robert B. Mellin, 68 of Valparaiso, passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2022. He was born on September 22, 1954 in South Bend to the late David and Patricia (Penick) Mellin. Bob graduated from DePauw University and Wayne State University before making his career as an English Professor for over 22 years, most recently teaching at Saint Xavier University.
Besides his family, Bob loved animals, running marathons, rooting for the Chicago Cubs, listening to music, and attending concerts. He truly was a lover of enjoying nature and the great outdoors. He will be remembered for his intelligence, patience (especially with his daughters), kind spirit, and funny and goofy personality.
On August 7, 1992 in Fort Wayne, IN, Robert married Maureen Roeger, who survives, along with their children, Eleanor (Kyle) Lee and Emily Mellin; siblings: David “Thomas” (Shari) Mellin, Lawrence (Debbie) Mellin, and Susan (Mark) Coney; and 1 grandchild. He is preceded in death by his parents, David and Patricia; and his beloved dog, Buddy.
A visitation will be held on Monday, November 14, 2022 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Road, Valparaiso. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alpha 1 Foundation.
"Boballooie..." as Mike called him, has been more than just a friend to us through the years. Mike and Bob go way back....from the old Dave -n- Rays days to the softball stories and more. Their friendship was undeniable. To this day, Mike cries in laughter when telling the old stories of their adventures. I grew up on SunnySide Dr- two doors down from the Mellin family. Pat was my third grade teacher, Sue was just a year behind me in school, and Bob and Larry managed the store during my high school working days at Dave's Supermarket. I spent a lot of fun times in the Mellin home during my adolescent years. We are thankful for the times spent with the entire family. Please accept our sincere condolences on Bob's passing. His fond memories will stay in our hearts forever. -Mike and Paula Neidlinger
I worked with Bob at PNC for many years. We worked together on the portals writing contest. He was always encouraging to students and a great colleague. I really liked him as did so many. My deepest sympathies to his family. -Beth J. Rudnick
I loved playing at Uncle Bob's house with my cousins when we were younger. He was always making us laugh with his quick wit, cool quotes, and love of all things silly and fun. He will forever be my goofiest uncle, and I'm so grateful for the time we had, wishing we had more. Sending lots of love to my cousins, my aunt, and those closest to him. -Waverly Roeger Jones
Bob was a HS classmate. I have no doubt it was a tough move from Walkerton to Plymouth, especially at his age at the time. Bob was always a gentleman and humble with his wit and intelligence. My deepest condolences and respect to his family and siblings. -Nelson Chipman