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April 20, 2014 - 2:35pm

Melvin R. Loder

posted by T.J. Woodward.

Melvin R. Loder, 68 of Elba, passed away on Saturday April 19, 2014 at his home. He was born November 12, 1945 in Batavia to the late Adolph (Anna Mastin) Loder. He is preceded in death by his son Robert R. Loder.

Mr. Loder retired as an Instrument Maker at Eastman Kodak in Rochester and was a United States Navy Veteran. Melvin was a Jack of all trades and an extremely helpful neighbor. He was a pilot, HAM Radio operator, had his CDL, and lived to ride his four wheeler or motorcycle. Melvin was an avid outdoorsman that loved to hunt and fish. He was a member of the NRA, Bergen Rod & Gun Club, and took great pride in being a member in the Elba Fire Department. He could often be found discussing the world’s affairs at the Pok-A-Dot.

Melvin is survived by his beloved wife Linda L. (Greil) Loder of Elba and brother Ronald (Victoria) Loder.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday April 23, 2014 from 3 to 7 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Funeral Services will be 11:00 AM on Thursday April 24, 2014 at the Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.    

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Elba Fire Department 4 South Main St. Elba, NY 14058. For more information please call 343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.
 

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