He was a veteran and served in the U.S. Navy from 1961 to 1966. Mr. Melnyk was an electrician and spent 30 years working for the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company. He retired from CEI in 1993. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post #1079 in Elyria.
Mr. Melnyk is survived by his wife of 39 years, Karen (nee Leroy); three daughters, Michael Ann Ahmetovic (Dean) of Cleveland, Pam Collings (Dan) of Elyria and Renee Harbin of Sheffield Lake; three grandchildren, Cory Collings and Zac Fink of Elyria and Emily Ahmetovic of Cleveland; one great granddaughter, Mila Collings of Elyria; two brothers, Richard Melnyk (Jackie) and Michael A. Melnyk (Barb).
A private family service will be held.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org.