Philadelphia, PA- Robert “Bo” Mellado, 28, of Springfield Illinois, passed away Monday July 25, 2022, at his residence. He was born on October 30, 1993 in Springfield Illinois to Robert Mellado and Lorelei ‘Lori’ (Hirstein) Kelly. He was proceeded in death by his grandparents Orfa Magdalena Contreras, Ervaldo Mellado, Daniel Hirstein, his great-grandparents Helen (Nana) Brown, Wally and Edna Hirstein, Harry and Mary Kay Patton, and cousins Mat Hirstein and Harper Patton. Surviving family members on his mother’s side include his mother Lorelei ‘Lori’ (Hirstein) Kelly, grandparents Lawrence and Deborah Patton, uncles Eric Hirstein, children Oliver and Miles, Andy Hirstein (partner Liz Drewel), children Abby, Lyla and Gabi, Hank Patton (spouse Erin), children Quinn and Evelyn, Shane Patton (spouse Jolene) children, Sawyer, Dexter and Carter; and many other great uncles, aunts. and cousins. Surviving family members on his father’s side include his father Robert Mellado (spouse Maria Ignacia Mellado), Sister Mariel Mellado, brother Roman Mellado, uncles and aunts Carlos Mellado (spouse Anabella Mellado), Maria Mellado (spouse Sergio Beltran), Victor Mellado (spouse Yamile Pino), Ana Rosa Mellado (spouse Jose Tomas Bravo), Bernardita Mellado and Orfa Ivette Mellado. Cousins include Yarela Beltran-Osgood (spouse Stephen Osgood), Carla Boe (spouse Jason Boe), Veronica Navarro (spouse Ruben Navarro), Fredy Beltran, Victor Mellado, Patricia Saravia, Jazmin Mellado, Francisco Saravia, Manuel Ignacio Jorquera, Maria Jesus Jorquera and Catalina Saravia. Great-cousins include Alexander, Valentina, Felix, Diego, Valeria, Augustin, Lucia, Amatista and Ruben. Robert “Bo” Mellado primarily resided in Springfield, IL but had moved a few years ago to Philadelphia to work as a drug counselor where he had saved many people’s lives with his strong dedication and humble spirit. Bo’s passion was music, where he played bass and acoustic guitar. He was a singer and songwriter. Bo was a member of various local bands, frequently playing at Black Sheep and helping establish the Punk Music Scene in Springfield. Bo loved to travel, especially to Chile where his father’s family originated. Bo was very talented and learned to speak Spanish at an early age. He always talked about Chile and took time to educate others on how he was embraced by his two cultures. He was proud of his European and South American roots; he always said ‘Chileno Mapuche’. Bo loved animals, camping, rivers, open water swimming, mixed martial arts and krav maga. You could always hear his footsteps based on the way he walked. He was well read and always had a topic to talk about with whoever was in front of him, whether in English or in Spanish. If there was something he didn’t know he would always take the time to learn and educate himself. Bo had a great laugh and sense of humor and one of the things that he enjoyed so much was joking around with his cousins, not only at home but also when he was a student with them during High School. Bo always had a special love for his Godmother “Tia Rosa” (Ana Rosa Mellado), who’s love was forever unconditional. She would always listen to him and provide advice along with encouraging words in order for him to become a better son, brother and person to those he came across. Bo touched many lives along his journey and has many friends, cousins and relatives that will miss him and treasure close to their hearts the many memories they had with him. Please honor Robert “Bo” Mellado by remembering the importance of always taking care of others and showing empathy, compassion and love to everyone of all walks of life, backgrounds and cultures. All are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Bo’s life on Thursday August 4th at McCafferty Funeral and Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit Bo’s family during his viewing from 9:00AM-10:30AM with a ceremony  to follow with family and friends at 10:30AM. A burial at Oak Ridge Cemetery will be at a later date in Springfield, Illinois. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you please make donations to Morris Home Philadelphia.