Melvin  Shahin


Melvin Shahin, 90, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 22, 2019, at Niagara Hospice House. Born in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of the late Melhim and Osma (Sawma) Shahin, and beloved husband of Judith (Ward) Shahin, whom he married on April 21, 1979 in Niagara Falls.
Melvin attended local schools and obtained his bachelor's degree in finance from Niagara University, where he was also a member of the ROTC program. Mr. Shahin served in the United States Army for over 20 years until his Honorable Discharge as a Captain on June 10, 1972.
Mr. Shahin served as a bank officer at Marine Trust in Niagara Falls, as well as Marine Midland Bank in Buffalo and HSBC throughout Niagara County, prior to his retirement after 37 years of employment.
Melvin was a devout Catholic and lifelong member of Our Lady of Lebanon Church in Niagara Falls until its closing. He was also an active parishioner at Holy Family Parish. Melvin was a longtime member of the Youngstown Lions Club, the Retired Men's Chorus, Knights of Columbus and the Cedar's Club. In his leisure time, he enjoyed golfing, tending to his garden and traveling.
In addition to his wife of 40 years, he is survived by his two loving children, Susan (Timothy) Dineen and Melvin Shahin, Jr.; his cherished grandson, Connor Dineen; one brother, Frederick (Jutta) Shahin; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Shahin was predeceased by his infant son, Scott Thomas Shahin.
Mr. Shahin's Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 26th at 10:30 AM in Holy Family Parish at Mt. Carmel Church, 27th Street and Independence Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY. Entombment with Military Honors will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lewiston, NY. Memorial offerings may be made to Niagara Hospice House, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094. Arrangements by M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY.
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Published on August 23, 2019
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Leesha LaBarbera
Aug 25, 2019
Sweetest Sunrise Bouquet was purchased for the family of Melvin Shahin by Leesha LaBarbera.  Send flowers
Kathryn Shahin
Aug 24, 2019
America the Beautiful was purchased for the family of Melvin Shahin by Kathryn Shahin.  Send flowers
Darrell and Kathy Shahin
Aug 24, 2019
We will miss our Uncle Melvin. While we didn’t get to visit very often, we always enjoyed the time we spent together. Our most sincere condolences and prayers are with you Judy.
Carrie Chamberlain Colosi
Aug 24, 2019
Always enjoyed working with Mel along with my father Howard Chamberlain at many Lions Club events. May he rest in peace.