Melvin Globus

Delray Beach, FL

Melvin Yale Globus, of Boynton Beach, Florida, formerly of Providence, Rhode Island, passed away peacefully on October 29, 2023. He was 95 years old and recently celebrated this wonderful milestone with his entire family. He was only child of the late Hyman and Anna (Friedman) Globus. Melvin spent 73 years doting on his wife Hope, whom he met at a dance at the Beachwood Hotel at Narragansett Pier 75 years ago. It was a fitting start to their love story, as Melvin’s high school yearbook voted him “best dancer.”

Melvin was born in Attleboro, Massachusetts and spent his youngest years on his family’s farm. He mastered the art of hard work, appreciating the fruits of his labor but never forgetting from where he came. Melvin’s high school career included captaining three varsity sports teams, where he not only excelled on the field, but also earned the respect of all those who knew him. Melvin began his college education at Michigan State where he was a member of the ZBT Fraternity. He then went on to graduate from Bryant College where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Shortly thereafter, he was drafted by the U.S. Army to serve his country in the Korean War, which he did valiantly, retiring as a Second Lieutenant. His commitment to service continued when he later ran his own business, Attleboro Tire and Appliance. Upon moving to Florida, Melvin became an active member of the Tivoli Lakes Community, starring in multiple performances with the Tivoli Lakes Players.

For all his accomplishments, nothing brought Melvin as much joy as the moments he shared with his family. Melvin is survived by his beloved wife Hope, along with his two daughters, Sherri Orloff of Swampscott, MA and Patti Lackey and her husband Bud of Barrington, RI. He was the cherished grandfather of Marc (Anne) Orloff, Jaime (Adam) Feeney, Brad (Ali) Lackey, and Evan (Meghan) Lackey. He was the proud great grandfather of Daniel, Jonathan, Mason, Samara, Eliza, Avery, Thomas, and Siobhan. Melvin also leaves behind his nieces, nephews, cousins, and the extended Lackey family.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 3, 2023, at the Priest Chapel in Lincoln Park Cemetery, 1469 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02888. Shiva will be held at 14 Great Rd. Barrington, RI on Friday from 2:00 until sundown.

To view the pre-recorded service, please click here.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to the Anti-Defamation League, 605 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10158.


  1. Susan & Jerry Hale
    Nov 5, 2023

    Mel Globus was the very definition of a “gentle”-man. Gentle, kind, warm, and full of heart, he dedicated himself to the friends and family that formed the core of his life. He was one of our favorite people here in Tivoli Lakes; it’s hard to imagine this community without him.
    We’re going to miss him.
    Susan & Jerry

  2. Debbie Theaman
    Nov 8, 2023

    Sorry for your loss.
    Tivoli Lakes Neighbors
    Debbie and Alan Theaman

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