Melvin G. “Mel” Detwiler, 93, of Seville, passed away Thursday, September 27, 2012, at his residence. He was born January 2, 1919 in Seville, to Samuel and Stella (Gerig) Detwiler, the first born of 10 children.
Mel served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the European Theater and married Evelyn Hatfield on March 14, 1946. He had been an employee of Maibach’s Furniture Store from 1952, until his retirement in 2006, and served as Guilford Township Clerk for 52 years. Mel was an active member of the Chestnut St. Baptist Church in Wadsworth.
Mel will be deeply missed by his wife, Evelyn; daughter, Rosemarie (David) Gilson of Seville; sons, John (Linda) of Seville, Bill (Beth) of Chesterfield Virginia, Mark of Columbus, Scott (Kendra) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brothers, Joseph, Charles and Richard; and sisters, Esther Pulglesi and Norma Allen. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Earl, Ralph, Robert and James; and daughter-in-law, Virginia.
Friends may call Sunday, September 30, 2012, from 5 until 7 P.M., at Roberts Funeral Home-Hillcrest Chapel, 9560 Acme Road, Seville (330) 334-1204). Funeral services will be Monday, October 1, 2012, 11 A.M., at Seville Baptist Church. Burial will be at Mound Hill Cemetery, where military rites will be held.
Special thanks to granddaughter, Kimberly French, and her family, for providing the loving care that enabled Melvin to live his final three years at home.
Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina, OH 44256.
Online memorials may be made at www.robertsfuneralhome.com