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Melvin Ray Emerick, 91, of Hyndman died Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at Cumberland Healthcare Center
Born Aug. 4, 1926, in Kennells Mill, he was the son of the late Orrie and Pearl (Kennell) Emerick. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Anna Marie (Bittner) Emerick in 2009; sisters, Ruby Jordan, Hilda Shaffer, Nellie Witt, Alma Burkett and Helen Clites.
He is survived by a daughter, Ellen Wakefield and husband, David, of Cumberland; a son, Rick Emerick and wife, Stephanie (Oliver), of Hyndman; five grandchildren, James Wakefield and wife, Cathy, Jason Wakefield and Amy Aprigliano, Kayla Wertz and husband, Ted, Mitchell and Ean Emerick; five great-grandchildren, Jacob and Justin Wakefield, Sierra and Foster Wakefield and Adella Wertz; and many nieces and nephews.
Melvin served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired from Potomac Edison in 1988 after many years of service. He was a life member of the Oscar Jordan VFW Post 7375 and the Kennell's Mill Sportsman's Club and bowled in leagues for many years. He enjoyed music and played many instruments. His favorite was the guitar which he taught himself how to play.
Friends will be received at Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home Inc., 169 Clarence St., Hyndman, on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be conducted at the funeral home Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Ken Korns officiating.
Burial will follow in Hyndman Cemetery with military honors by the Fort Bedford Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hyndman Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 627, Hyndman, PA 15545.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.zeiglerfuneralhome.com.
Published on February 5, 2018
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