Melanie Maiorino
1960 - 2019
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MELANIE MAIORINO
October 23, 1960 ˜ July 22, 2019

Southwest Washington Behavior Health Ombuds, Melanie Maiorino, Ed. D., passed away at her residence in Camas, WA, on July 22, 2019 at the age of 58.
As Ombuds, she was the person any individual receiving Medicaid who had an issue with systems or providers could call on to help resolve the problems. Dr. Maiorino served residents in Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania, and Klickitat counties. She has held the Ombuds position since May 2004. Most recently she was employed in her position as Ombuds by Beacon Health Options.
Dr. Maiorino is survived by her beloved son, Samuel C. Weaver, a local budding musician and resident of Camas, WA. She is also survived by her mother, Suzanne, step-father, Richard Stilwill and her father, Charles Pharr, all residents of Camas; by sister, Laurel Taylor and brother, Coburn Pharr, both residing in southern CA; three stepsisters, Patty Cheshire of Centreville, VA, Kathy Jordan and Susan Kilpatrick Teeter of Signal Mountain, TN, and stepbrother, David R. Stilwill of Knoxville, TN. She is also survived by 15 nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A memorial that is open to the public, especially those who knew, worked with or received assistance from Melanie, will be held on Saturday, August 10th at the Elks Lodge at 11605 SE McGillivray Blvd., Vancouver, WA from 4 to 6 PM. Time will be available for those who would like to say a special thanks to Dr. Maiorino for help she gave to them.
In lieu of flowers, the family of Dr. Maiorino asks that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association.
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Published in The Columbian on Aug. 4, 2019.
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August 30, 2019
Julie conklin
Julie Conklin
August 10, 2019

Love you Melanie I will think of you often until we meet again Fly with the angels. Thank you for all that you did for everyone..... and for Sara, Brandy & I. So sorry Sam & the family in this terrible time of sorrow keeping you all in my prayers
August 9, 2019
Melanie's courage, strength, wisdom and compassion will always be a positive inspiration for me.
Daniel Naser-Josue
August 7, 2019
I worked with Melanie and was always impressed by her intelligence, compassion, humor, and resilience. We are all diminished by her passing.
Jonathan W
August 6, 2019
Melanie was one of the most compassionate persons I have ever known! She gave all her energy to helping people in desperate need of support. Thank you, Melanie, for all that you did for Chuck! Thank you for sharing your courageous story for Family to Family Classes of NAMI-Clark County. Thank you for your sense of humor! You were indeed a Christ-like person in these times of indifference and non-caring!
Don Greenwood
August 6, 2019
You will always be in my thoughts from the wonderful gift you gave me in Fred..
You will be missed..
Julie Conklin
August 5, 2019
Loved this lady
Matti Neal
August 4, 2019
Melanie was a source of hope. I didn't know her, but I attended county meetings with her and I so admired her strength and stamina as she fought for many.
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