Melvin Korman

DATELINE: North Attleboro, MA

Korman, Melvin, 93, died Thursday, May 10, 2018 at home. He was the beloved husband of Mary (Finnegan) Korman for 34 years. Born in Providence, RI, a son of the late William and Tillie (Jacobs) Korman, he had lived in North Attleboro for over 50 years, previously living in Warwick, RI. He was a manufacturing engineer at General Electric Co., Wiring Devices Dept. until 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 WW-II 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, 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. Devoted father of Janet S. Korman-Parra and her husband, Luis, of Braintree, MA, Professor Murray S. Korman and his wife, Catharine Hall, of Annapolis, MD, Lawrence T. Korman and his wife, Susan, of Baltimore, MD, Diane Korman Stacy and her husband, Douglas, of Greenville, RI, Michael J. Savastano and his wife, Kimberly, of Coventry, RI, and Kevin P. Savastano and his fiancé, Maria Brum, of Warwick, RI. Dear brother of Lois Fine-Sergeant of Rehoboth, MA, and the late Leah Kaplan, Arnold J. Korman, Nathaniel I. Korman, Anne G. Fine, and Rosalie M. Bloom. Loving grandfather of 7. Cherished great grandfather of 2. Treasured grandson of the late Mendel and Raisell (Halpern) Korman and Abraham and Lena (Brown) Jacobs. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. in Swan Point Cemetery, Redwood Chapel, 585 Blackstone Blvd., Providence. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Richards Memorial Library Building Fund, 118 North Washington St., North Attleboro, MA 02760.  Shiva will be private.


  1. Rev, Debbie, Shawn & Brooke
    May 14, 2018

    Sorry we cannot be with you today. Hope this poem will help you along the way.

    When I come to the end of the road
    And the sun has set for me
    I want no rites in a bloom filled room
    Why cry for a soul set free

    Miss me a little, but not too long
    And not with your head bowed low
    Remember the love that you once shared
    Miss me-but let me go

    For this journey that we all must take
    And each much go alone
    It”s all part of the master plan
    A step on the road to home

    When you are lonely and sick at heart
    Go to the family and friends you know
    And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds
    Miss me-but let me go

    • Janet Korman-Parra
      Jun 23, 2018

      Dear Rev and Family,

      A beautiful poem! Thank you for your supportive
      words. He loved you!
      Love, janet and family

  2. arthur titus
    May 17, 2018

    my prayers are with him and mary, so glad I knew mel I will miss him we always enjoyed our time together

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