Melvin enjoyed traveling in their motor home across the country and Canada. He also loved golf, bridge and watercolor painting.
He was the beloved husband of Virginia (nee Hahn); dear father of Margaret (Kenneth) Krueger, James (Nancy) Hemsath, Robert (Shari) Hemsath and David (Gayle) Hemsath; fond grandfather of Meghan (Vernon) Kollas, Susan Katrincsak, Erin Krueger, Jeremy Hemsath (deceased), Matthew (Adrienne Lehnert) Hemsath, Joshua Hemsath, Erica (Gerald) Anderson, Michael Hemsath, Derek Hemsath and Scott Hemsath; dear great grandfather of nine; and brother of the late Elmer Hemsath.
Funeral Service will be 11 A.M., Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Messiah Lutheran Church, 21485 Lorain Road, Fairview Park. Family and friends will gather from 4 to 8 P.M., Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Jenkins Funeral Chapel, 2914 Dover Center Road, Westlake.