Melvin worked for General Electric in Connecticut for 20 years and Plastic Process Equipment in Macedonia for 24 years. Mel adored his family and was an avid fisherman. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Coast Guard.
He was the beloved husband of Janet (Trudeau), to whom he was married 38 years; loving father of Jason (Alisha) Reading; cherished grandfather of Jacob and Jackson Reading; dear uncle of Kim (Todd) Graves, Kevin (Audrey) Reading, and Kimberly and Allen Harvey.
Mel was preceded in death by his brother, Carl Reading, and sisters, Patricia Reading and Sharon Reading.
Graveside Military Services will be held 10 A.M., Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Road, Rittman. Please meet at the funeral home at 9:15 A.M., Tuesday. Family will receive friends Monday, June 16, 2014 from 7 to 9 P.M. at the Waite and Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina.
Contributions may be made to the Akron Children’s Hospital, One Perkins Square, Akron, OH 44308.
Online condolences may be made at www.waitefuneralhome.com