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Taplin, Melvin

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June 27, 1929 - April 16, 2018

Taplin, Melvin

Melvin Taplin was born in Boston Massachusetts on June 27th in 1929. He grew up in Boston with his 4 siblings Sam, Betty, Saul, and Bob. He graduated from technical college and worked as a government spec writer and also served in the Army as an MP. He was also a bridge instructor and a lifelong fan of the Boston Red Sox. Melvin loved people and his precious dog Kiki.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Annie Taplin. He is survived by his wife, Carole; their children David (Susan) Taplin, Iris Taplin and Sheryl Safford; beloved grandchildren Barry (Savannah) Taplin, Jason (Dani) Taplin and great grandchildren Gavin and Levi Taplin.

Services will be held at DFW National Cemetery on April 18th, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. with military honors.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider making a donation to the Jewish National Fund or Cancer Society.

“He will always be in our hearts”

Arrangements under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
214 306 6700

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Lori Quevedo

November 15, 2018 10:12AM

I am so saddened to find out of the passing of my cousin Melvin. When we all lived in Florida together, there weren't too many times that the family wasn't all together. Melvin was more of an uncle to me than a cousin (as he was my mom's cousin) and he treated my son like one of his grandchildren. Although we have lived far apart for many years, and haven't spoken for quite some time, he and Carole have always held a very special place in my heart. I love you both very much, and Melvin, you're going to be missed. Until we meet again my cousin, may you rest in peace. Please give my mom a big hug for me.


Shemeeka Davison

April 18, 2018 1:39PM

You will be missed Mel. You were the best neighbor. We love you Carole. Let us know if you need anything.