Raymond was an independent man with a love of organization. He was passionate about computers, and enjoyed learning how they work. In 1968, Raymond graduated from the University of Buffalo with his Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering, and in his time at UB he answered an ad in the school newspaper for the Department of Defense Wright Patterson Airforce Base. Here, Raymond wrote code for the military computer system.
Though Raymond enjoyed computers, he also enjoyed watching sports with his father on the weekends, working out at the gym, reading, and playing word games. His favorite word game was Scrabble. One of the most important parts of Scrabble is that you can’t control the letters that you are given, but Raymond knew how to make the most of what he had.
Melancon, Raymond J. Jr. December 6, 2017 of West Seneca, NY. Beloved son of the late Raymond and Virginia “Jean” (nee Bifulco) Melancon, Sr.; nephew of Josephine (Joseph) Bifulco; cousin of Anita (nee Melancon) Witkowski, Sharon (nee Melancon) Fantuzzo, Corinne Melancon (Shank), Robert Bifulco, Jackie (nee Bifulco) Bain, Jeanne (nee Bifulco) St. Pierre, Donald Bifulco, Jodi (nee Bifulco) Kelly, and Kimbra (nee Bifulco) O’Keefe; dear companion of Barbara Burt. Friends received at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. same as CURTIN FUNERAL HOME 1340 Union Rd., West Seneca, NY 716-674-5776 on Friday, February 2 at 10 AM, where a funeral service will immediately follow at 11 AM. Online condolences at www.lakesidefuneralhome.com.