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In Memory of
Frank Fredrick Melnik
August 26, 1950 - June 26, 2018

Visitation:
Wednesday, July 11th from 4-7 p.m. at Moreland Funeral Home

Service:
Thursday, July 12th 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church

Interment:
Private Interment



Frank is survived by his wife, Joyce (Cvengros), who loved him for the past 46 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Jane (Sikora) Melnik, as well as many uncles and aunts. Frank also is survived by his two brothers, Bill Melnik and John Melnik; brother-in-law, Michael (Jean) Cvengros; nieces and nephews. Together, Frank and Joyce raised two children, daughter K.C. (Greg) Moss and son Christopher (Liz) Melnik, who are left with treasured memories, but great sadness at the loss of their dad. Frank is also survived by grandchildren, Braden Moss, Ella Moss and Samantha Melnik, who will forever miss their devoted Zedja.

Frank was born, August 26, 1950, in Campbell, Ohio. He graduated from Campbell Memorial High School in 1968. Frank moved to Columbus to attend The Ohio State University. He graduated from The Ohio State University in 1972. His professional career was in production management for Anheuser-Busch, where he worked for 32 years. Frank loved sailing on Lake Erie; was a loyal Buckeye fan; loved working in his yard and on his home, and enjoyed traveling with family and friends.

Frank's energy, generosity and love will be deeply missed. Friends may call at Moreland Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Rd., Westerville, on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, from 4 to 7 pm. A Funeral Mass with the Rev. Fr. David E. Gwinner, celebrant, will be held at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 313 N. State St., Westerville, on Thursday, July 12, 2018, at 10:30 am. Private interment.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, heart.org or the Columbus Jazz Orchestra jazzartsgroups.org

Condolences

Nancy Kramer

Jul 1, 2018

Jerry and I are so sorry for your loss. We were very saddened when we heard this news. May all your memories of Frank remain in your heart and know you shared a great life together.

 

Kathy Klimko

Jul 2, 2018

Just found out yesterday. So sorry for the family's loss. Frankie will be greatly missed. I have lots of memories and home movies to remind me of the great times we had growing up as cousins.

 

Joe Sikora

Jul 3, 2018

Patty & I are so sorry for your loss. We grew up together, playing baseball, and eating barbeque ribs almost every Sunday during the summer. Patty was fortunate to meet Frank later at weddings and graduations and he made her feel as if they had always known each other. He had a great caring personality all his life. Frank was a great person to know and be around, he will be greatly missed.

 

Beth VanSuch Katz

Jul 6, 2018

Joyce and Family, I just found out about Frank. I am so very saddened by this. Brings back all of the absolutely wonderful memories I have of our childhood together. What a fabulous guy! Our deepest condolences to all of you. Beth VanSuch Katz and Howard Katz

 

Mike VanSuch

Jul 8, 2018

Joyce, We are so sorry to hear about Frank. You were such a great friend and family member to us as we were growing up. Frank was a wonderful guy, as you were a wonderful friend and cousin to all of us. May he rest in peace. Mike & Sue VanSuch and James VanSuch

 

Dan Vermeire

Jul 9, 2018

Joyce, I am so sorry to hear about Frank. You and Frank have been such good friends, bringing many wonderful memories. May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days... my heart felt condolences to you and your family.

 

Ronald Havlice

Jul 10, 2018

I had the pleasure of knowing Frank for 50 years. We met in 1968 when we were both freshmen at OSU. We were both part of the "Morrill Tower Suite 2310 Group". Frank was always special. He was smart, funny, kind, and generous. He always wore a smile and always brought a smile to my face as well. I will miss him. Joyce, I cannot imagine what it must be like to be without your high school sweetheart. I know your family will surround you with lots of love and support. Ron Havlice

 

David Goldsmith

Jul 11, 2018

Joyce - I was so very sorry to hear of your loss - he was the most kindest man I have ever met. I always enjoyed talking with him at the OSU tailgates. Take care.' Goldy Leigh Chaffin's friend