Melvin Gerfin

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Melvin Gerfin, 46; passion for racing, music

Melvin A. Gerfin Jr., 46, of Groton, Conn., was a father of three who liked heavy-metal music, computers and NASCAR races.

He had been laid off from Wyman-Gordon in Groton, a metal components factory, and was working at home and cleaning the offices at New London radio station XL102. When the station gave out free tickets to the Great White show, Mr. Gerfin was among the recipients.

He loved race cars and the Washington Redskins. He also loved to laugh. He used his knowledge of computers to help friends and family members.

Mr. Gerfin was the husband of Deborah DeCosta and the father of three daughters, Meagan, Kelly and Laura.

"He was a great father and husband and was loved very much by his family and friends," said his sister, Terry Robertson

Source Providence Journal



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