Robert Melendez of Redding, formerly of Dunsmuir, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2011 after a brief illness.

Robert was born in Reno, Nevada on December 22, 1946. He was a retired Track Foreman for Southern Pacific Railroad.

He is survived by his parents, Louis and Irene Melendez of Susanville; a brother, Mike Melendez and his wife Donna of Sacramento; a daughter, Stacy Belzer of Redding; a son, Eric Melendez and his wife Shauna of Redding; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, all of Redding.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, December 27 at Allen and Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding.