Melvin H. Vreeland, 79, of Matawan, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018. Born in Matawan to the late Henry and Jane Vreeland, Melvin worked since 1958 as a mason foreman with Local #5, Brick Layers and Allied Craftsmen. An avid gardener, Melvin enjoyed caring for his plants in his greenhouse and took great pride in tending to his property, the home where he was born and lived his entire life. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth, who predeceased him in 2015. Devoted father of his daughter, Joy Anne McBride and husband William and his son Daniel Vreeland, and step-father of Stanley “Jimmy” Wise and wife Gretchen. Loving grandfather of many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Caring brother of Henry “Butch” Vreeland, Millie Lowe and the late Cora Lawton and Gene Vreeland.