Martin B. Mellinger, 80, of Belleville died Dec. 17, 2015. Raised in East Orange, he lived in Belleville since 1969.
Mr. Mellinger was a schoolteacher at East Orange High School for 35 years. Following his retirement, he worked for a number of years for Valic, selling annuities to his fellow teachers.
He graduated from East Orange High School, and earned a bachelor’s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He later obtained a master’s degree from Seton Hall University.
He was a member of B’nai Shalom, West Orange, and previously of Congregation Agudath Achim of Belleville.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Janet; his daughter, Sara of West Orange; his son, Marc of Elkridge, Md.; and three grandchildren.
Services were held Dec. 20 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union. Memorial contributions may be made to ALS Association, St. Barnabas Hospice, or B’nai Shalom.