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Melvin Chapman Jr.

March 31, 1941 — February 13, 2021

Melvin Elmo Chapman, Jr., age 79, of Quakertown, passed away Sat. Feb. 13, 2021, at his home in Richland Township. Born Mar. 31, 1941, in Quakertown, he was the son of the late Melvin Elmo, Sr., and Lillian Bertha (Gemmel) Chapman, and the husband of Marlene J. (Schnure) Chapman, to whom he was married 59 years. Melvin was employed as a foreman and machinist at Associated Rubber, in Quakertown. As well, Melvin and Marlene were long time members of the former St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Quakertown. He was a member of the local American Legion Post #242, the former Quakertown Moose Lodge, the North Penn Gun Club, and the Bux-Mont Dart League. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, coaching local youth sports clubs, and umpiring Little League baseball games. Most of all, he doted on his wife and family, who will miss him dearly. In addition to his wife, Melvin is survived by: sons Douglas K. Chapman, and Gregory J. Chapman (wife Amanda); 12 beloved grandchildren; 17 adored great-grandchildren; brother David Chapman (wife Edna); and sisters Shirley Wilburn, and Madeline Black. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by: daughter Kathleen Marie Wolke; son Bruce Allen Chapman; and brother Robert Chapman. A public viewing will be held from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Wed. Feb. 24, at Naugle Funeral and Cremation Service, 135 W. Pumping Station Rd., Quakertown. **The wearing of masks is required, and all current health safety guidelines will be observed.** Melvin's visitation can be viewed at 2:00 pm on 2/24/2021 at the following link: Services and interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made in Melvin's honor to Quakertown American Legion Post #242, at 610 E Broad St, Quakertown, PA 18951. To sign the online guestbook, visit

Public Viewing

FEB 24. 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)

Naugle Funeral & Cremation Service

135 W. Pumping Station Road

Quakertown, PA 18951

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