Melvin "Mel" Rapkin, 95, of Brookline, formerly of Danvers, Lynn and Salem ,MA. Beloved son of the late Samuel and Freda Rapkin. Dear brother of the late Sarah "Sally" Epstein, Samuel "Sam" and Sidney "Sid" Rapkin. Uncle of Norman Rapkin. Loving companion of Leila Joy Rosenthal. Graveside services will be held at Ohavi Sedek Cemetery, 350 Grove St., W. Roxbury on Thursday, April 17 at 10AM. Memorial observance immediately following services at his late residence until 8PM. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Ralph & Irene Epstein Rosenthal Memorial Fund, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Attention Development Office, 1575 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02138, to the MSPCA Angell, 350 S. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130, to Care Dimensions Hospice, 70 Walnut St., Suite 301, Wellesley, MA 02481 or to Zamir Chorale of Boston, 1320 Centre St., Suite 306, Newton, MA 02459.