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Melody Obad

Obituary of Melody Aleta Obad

Melody was born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa. She met her husband, Leo (Skip), when she was 20 and decided to get married and follow him back home to America. They were married in 1965 and together raised their three children: Carin, Ariadne and Lysle. It was a big adjustment for Melody to move across the world and become a home maker and mother, but she tackled these things with the same headstrong confidence with which she tackled most things. She loved being a mother and eventually grandmother to her 9 grandchildren. Most people remember melody as an outgoing spit-fire. She was often compared to Sophia from the Golden Girls, though she hated the comparison. She had a great sense of humor and special way of connecting with people, even when they hadn’t spoken in a long time. She left an impression everywhere she went! Gardening was one of the biggest joys of Melody’s life, outside of her family, of course. She had an impressive green thumb and could grow any kind of plant or flowers. Her love, laughter, and way with people will truly be missed. OBAD – Melody Aleta Of Greensboro, NC, formerly of Hamburg, NY, entered into rest March 30, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Leo W. Obad; devoted mother of Carin Obad, Ariadne Reiman and Lysle Obad; cherished grandmother to Zachary, Jacob, Alexandra, Katherine, Lucas, Angelea, Sierra, Caden and Anastasia; also survived by many nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and friends. Relatives and friends may visit the LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 4199 Lake Shore Rd. Hamburg, NY, 14075 on Tuesday from 4-8 PM. A Catholic Burial Mass will be celebrated in St. Bernadette Church, 5930 Abbott Rd. Orchard Park, Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment will be immediately following mass at Lakeside Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.lakesidefuneralhome.com
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Tuesday
6
April

Visitation

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. - Hamburg, NY
4199 Lake Shore Road
Hamburg, New York, United States
716-627-2919
Wednesday
7
April

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
St. Bernadette's Roman Catholic Church
5930 S. Abbott Rd
Orchard Park, New York, United States
716-649-3090
Wednesday
7
April

Graveside

11:15 am
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Lakeside Cemetery
4810 Camp Road
Hamburg, New York, United States
716-649-5507