Melvin, Peter Joseph
Birth: Sunday, March 12, 1944 in Seattle, Washington
Residence: Waldorf, Maryland
Death: Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the age of 73
Laid to Rest: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 in the St. Mary's Church of Piscataway, Clinton, Maryland
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Peter Joseph Melvin, 73, of Waldorf, MD died on July 13, 2017 at University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore, MD. He was born on March 12, 1944 in Seattle, Washington to the late William Leopold and Virginia Melvin. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by one brother William Melvin. Peter was an astrophysicist for The Naval Research Lab. He earned his PhD from the University of Illinois. He had a passion for woodworking, photography and 3D printing.
He is survived by his companion, Lynn Townsend, daughter Chloe Chudina (Sergey Chudin), step-son Robert Dennis (Carma Shurley), four grandchildren; Arya Dennis, Nikita, Alexander and Ekaterina Chudin, one brother Michael Melvin and one sister Judy Hebner. Memorial contributions are requested to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield MA 01202 and/or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123. Arrangements by Raymond Funeral Service.