Melvin Korman, 93


NORTH ATTLEBORO, MASS. – Melvin Korman died May 10 at home. He was the husband of Mary (Finnegan) Korman for 34 years. He was born in Providence, a son of the late William and Tillie (Jacobs) Korman. He had lived in North Attleboro for more than 50 years, previously living in Warwick. 

He was a manufacturing engineer at General Electric Co., Wiring Devices Dept., until his retirement. He also taught plastic engineering courses at Brown University and Rhode Island State. After retirement, he was a counselor at SBA’s SCORE organization. 

Melvin was a WWII Army veteran, earning the rank of Sgt. and serving in Germany. He was a member of Temple Emanu-El, past president of the Society of Plastic Engineers – Southeast New England Chapter, had 3 US patents assigned to him, was a field associate for the International Executive Service Corps with assignments in Egypt and Costa Rica. He was the program director at the North Attleboro Council on Aging, volunteered at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, was a board member of Norton Institution of Continuing Education, and enjoyed photography, computers and genealogy. 

He was the father of Janet S. Korman-Parra and her husband, Luis, of Braintree, Massachusetts, Professor Murray S. Korman and his wife, Catharine Hall, of Annapolis, Maryland, Lawrence T. Korman and his wife, Susan, of Baltimore, Maryland, Diane Korman Stacy and her husband, Douglas, of Greenville, Michael J. Savastano and his wife, Kimberly, of Coventry, and Kevin P. Savastano and his fiancé, Maria Brum, of Warwick. He was the brother of Lois Fine-Sergeant of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, and the late Leah Kaplan, Arnold J. Korman, Nathaniel I. Korman, Anne G. Fine and Rosalie M. Bloom. He was the grandfather of seven and the great-grandfather of two. He was the grandson of the late Mendel and Raisell (Halpern) Korman and Abraham and Lena (Brown) Jacobs. 

Contributions in his memory may be made to Richards Memorial Library Building Fund, 118 North Washington St., North Attleboro, MA 02760.