Mr. Marcelino Melendez, Sr., age 85 of Tamarac, Florida passed away on the night of January 4, 2018 with family at his side. Born on May 2, 1932 in Guayama, Puerto Rico a son of the late Hipolito and Francisca Del La Nnoy Melendez. Mr. Melendez was Catholic by faith and worked as a residential maintenance man and enjoyed TV repairs in his spare time. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 63 years and whom he was only 3 days from celebrating 64 years with, Elba Maria Melendez; 12 children, Maria Arroyo, Marcelina Melendez, Jr., Elba Melendez, Albert Melendez, Maria Las Angeles Mendez, Diana Melendez, Luis Melendez, Carmen Melendez, Miguel Melendez, Pedro Melendez, Raymond Melendez, & Anthony Melendez; 18 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; and extended family in Puerto Rico. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 11am-1:00pm at Kalis-McIntee Funeral and Cremation, 2505 N Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors, Florida 33305. Catholic funeral rites will be held at 1pm in the chapel of the funeral home with Father Ron Perkins, presiding. Interment will follow in Lauderdale Memorial Park.