Melvin Paul Courtney 82 of Avonmore (Kiski Twp.) passed away Friday September 13, 2019 at his home. He was born September 27, 1936 in Pittsburgh, Pa. the son of the late Paul G. and Myrtle Young Courtney. Before his retirement in 2000, he was employed by Alcoa for 45 years as a Scientific Glass Blower. Melvin was a member of the Avonmore Presbyterian Church. He was an avid golfer, who participated in several leagues, loved to bowl, was an exceptional gardener, and enjoyed acquiring old cars and fixing them up. He was happiest when surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife Joyce Davis Courtney, three children; Tom Courtney of Salina, Jim Courtney and his wife Cheri of Alexandria, Virginia, and Andy Courtney of Saltsburg, three grandchildren, five great- grandchildren, five sisters; Wanda Rice and her husband Ron of Evans City, Laura Piggott and her husband Rick of Lakewood, Colorado, Madelyn Mincer of New York, Betty Jane Whittine of Virginia, and Bonnie Stockowiak of Freedom, Pa. and a brother Sam Courtney and his wife Carol of Florida. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his Step Mother Blanche Mincer and a sister Geraldine Purto. Family will receive friends on Tuesday September 17, 2019 from 2:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. in the Kelly L. Corridoni Funeral Home Ltd. 1916 Moore Ave. North Apollo, Pa. Funeral Services will be conducted Wednesday September 18, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at The First Presbyterian Church in Avonmore. Reverend Larry Armstrong will officiate. Private Interment will follow in the Plains Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Cranberry Twp.