Walker, Melvin D., 77, Windber, went home to be with his Lord on Dec. 3, 2018. Born Dec. 24, 1940 in Windber. Son of Edward R., Sr. and Edna (Hoffman) Walker. Preceded in death by parents and siblings Edward Jr., Elizabeth Vespa and Esther Smatlak. Survived by loving wife of 19 years Michelle (Rhoads), daughter Valerie Fullmer, Reading, PA, and step-sons Stephen Wlock, Blossburg, PA and Bryan Rhoads and wife Jessica, Perkiomenville, PA. Grandsons Derek and Nate Fullmer, Jonathan Lockard and Carson McClain. Brother Thomas Walker and wife Alice, Windber, sister Caroline, wife of William Green, Salt Lake City, Utah and sister-in-law Lois Walker, Windber. Mel was a faithful church member and vocalist at Life Church, Windber. He was pitcher for AAABA baseball association, where he pitched against Joe Torre. Avid hunter, fisherman, golfer and storyteller. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm, Friday at Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc., Windber, where funeral will be held at 11 am Saturday. Rev. Rick Smith, officiating. Interment Richland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Life Church, 2400 Jackson Ave., Windber PA 15963.