(Semyon Zaharovitch) MARMELADOV
A dismissed government clerk who is an alcoholic. Raskolnikov encounters him early in the novel, prior to murdering Alyona. Eventually he is run over by a carriage and dies. He is the father of 16 year old Sonya who has turned to prostitution since he no longer provides for the family due to his alcoholism.
"marmelad"= marmelade, jam