Melvin "Mel" Zeman

Born: Fri., Dec. 21, 1917
Died: Sun., Oct. 12, 2014


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 16, 2014
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home

Vigil Service

7:00 PM Thu., Oct. 16, 2014
Location: W.K. Sujkowski

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Fri., Oct. 17, 2014
Location: St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Catholic Church

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Melvin F. ‘Mel’ Zeman, 96, of Toledo, passed away on October 12, 2014 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born in Toledo on December 21, 1917 to Frank Jr. and Mollie (Gorde) Zeman. Mel faithfully served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII. He served in the Philippines during their liberation and was awarded the Marksman Medal and the Bronze Star. Mel owned and operated Mel’s TV Repair on Arlington Ave. for over 30 years. He was an avid bowler and bowled on the league at the Maumee Senior Center where he also participated in Wii bowling. Mel enjoyed playing games of all sorts like Scrabble and Euchre and every night he played songs on the organ for his wife Mary. His greatest love was his family and he cherished the time he spent with his sons, daughter-in-law, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mel was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife of 67 years Mary, son Rodger and brothers Ralph and Richard Zeman. He is survived by his sons Larry (Kathy) and Mike (Marla Wholf) Zeman; grandchildren Christopher (Danielle) Zeman and Jennifer (Charlie) Pantoja; great grandchildren Sydney and Hailey Zeman, Jackson and Gavin Pantoja and numerous friends.
   Family and friends may visit Thursday from 2-8 p.m. at the W. K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy. where vigil services will be held at 7 P.M. Funeral services will begin Friday at 9:30 a.m. in the mortuary followed by the Funeral Liturgy at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Catholic Church. Interment with Military Honors by Northwood VFW Post #2984 will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

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Jim Sander
   Posted Wed October 15, 2014
Just a note expressing my condolences to all. Uncle Mel was my birthday buddy, a great guy, with a great sense of humor. My best wishes to Mike, Larry and their families. I have many fond memories of the "old days".

Jeff Cousin
   Posted Thu October 16, 2014

So sorry for the loss of your beloved father; just know that I'm thinking of you at this time.


Michelle Roberts
   Posted Fri October 17, 2014
Mike, Marla, and Family....

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for the loss of your Father…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Todd, Michelle, and Courtney Roberts

Fran Vrabel
   Posted Sat October 18, 2014
Mike and Larry, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad.. I was just looking at the pic you posted on Facebook a while back and thought he looked great and was sooo enjoying the time with the all are in our prayers and thoughts..Frank, Debbie and Joshua

   Posted Tue October 21, 2014
The last time I saw Mel and his lovely wife..they came to my parents (Gale and Luella Henold's 50 thAnninversary party... They danced so beautifully together and I believe there were another Zeaman couple there too...Don't know what the relationship was,but maybe cousins or maybe just Grandparents Frank and Mayme Henold lived on Tecumsh St.right next door to some of the Zemans..I hope they are all dancing in heaven and that his wife is enjoying listening to him play the organ again..God Bless You.

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