Melvin Wax
October 27, 2018

Visitation Information

October 31 2018 - 11:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside

Funeral Information

October 31 2018 - 1:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside

WAX, MELVIN: Tragically on Saturday, October 27, 2018; Melvin Wax; beloved husband of the late Sandra Wax.  Loving father of Jodi (Todd) Kart.  Brother of Edward (Bonnie) Wax.  Treasured grandfather of Matthew Ryan Kart.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Melvin was a devoted and active member of New Light Congregation, where he was a past president.  An accountant, Melvin worked for Calig Steel Drum for over 20 years.  His greatest passions were his grandson, his Judaism, and the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at 1:00 PM.  Visitation TWO HOURS PRIOR to services (11 AM - 1 PM).  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to New Light Congregation, 5898 Wilkins Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.


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So many of us are thinking of you and praying that you get some measure of comfort from the love and concern of the extended community. May Melvin's memory be a blessing for you and the world. You are in our prayers and thoughts.

By Rochelle Katz - November 07, 2018

I am so very sorry for the loss you have so senselessly sustained! My heart aches for you and your father, too, that you were robbed of coming years together. Please know that many thousands of us, who never we're privileged to know your dear father, grieve with you. May his memory always be a blessing. Shalom.

By Rebecca Wright - November 02, 2018

We, in the Montreal Jewish Community stand with you during this terrible time. You are us and we are you. On Monday evening, more than one-thousand Jews stood shoulder to shoulder with you in solidarity. Anti-Semitism and hatred of all forms cannot be allowed nor condoned at any level. L’Chaim!! Baruch Dayan Emet

By Harvey Mann - November 02, 2018

Jodi and family - I was devastated to hear of your father's tragic passing. I have very fond memories of him as I grew up in the New Light family. He was always smiling, and so kind. I hope that your memories of him give you some comfort at this terrible time.

By Jenifer (Kubitz) Fisch - November 01, 2018

May God comfort you during this difficult time

By Linda Kelly - October 31, 2018

Sending love and deep condolences from Toronto. Please know that so many of us, Jew and Gentile alike, are beside you, in love, on this sad journey. May Melvin's memory be for a blessing and may you be comforted by the love of so many of us.

By Michaele-Sue Goldblatt - October 31, 2018

So very sorry for your loss. Words are never sufficient enough to lessen the pain you feel from such a hate-filled and cowardly act of violence perpetrated on your loved one. I hope and pray that in the days, weeks, and months ahead, the family can find a measure of comfort and peace in God’s promise of a resurrection. Isaiah 26:19.

By Pamela Strong - October 31, 2018

Jodi, I am so sorry that your fathers life was cut short in such a horrible, senseless way...Your Dad was a childhood friend of my Father...Your Mom and Dad were both a part of my life since i was born...I am heartbroken over this loss...The memory of your Fathers smile, laugh and wit bring me some comfort in these dark days...I will miss him dearly, until we meet again. with love, Jeff

By jeff harris - October 31, 2018

Jodi, Edward, Matthew, Dear Family and Friends, I am saddened by your tragic loss and send my heartfelt condolences. Melvin’s kindness and easy-going nature leave an example for all. Cherish all your good memories, and may they provide solace for you. King David said God is close to the brokenhearted and those crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34:18, 19). God is for you a safe place and strength; a help that is readily found in times of pain and distress. He will comfort you and give you the courage and strength to cope, just as he did for David, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Moses. May he comfort your broken hearts also.

By Davis - October 31, 2018

and may God bless and comfort you and your family during this sad time. Melanie Jordan

By Melanie Jordan - October 31, 2018

To Melvin Wax's family, I am very sorry for your loss. Melanie Jordan

By Melanie Jordan - October 31, 2018

May his memory be for a blessing. Sending our deepest condolences and love

By Fern and Bryan Daves - October 30, 2018

Mel Wax defined the goodness of God on our sad and sorry planet. We go way back, meeting at an accounting firm in town, cheering the Pirates first championship in eons, relocating a company (and me) to New Jersey, celebrating happy events with Sandy and Mel. I've been crying for days and praying on each tear that Mel's family and friends will find peace over time. Mel would have wanted balance to return for each of us. God knows such a senseless loss cannot be explained but must be accepted. With much love, Bea

By Bea Maus Burns - October 30, 2018

Dear Wax Family, My heart goes out to you and I mourn with you the loss of dear Mel. I am grateful for the time I got to spend with and know him. This world is definitely a better place for him having been in it. He was such a kind, gentle, and wonderful man. Always quick to help and to find a way to put a smile on a person's face. I will especially miss the way his eyes twinkled when he was going to tell a joke. I'll also miss the updates on his beloved grandson of whom he was so proud and spoke so often of. Ha’makom yenahem etkhem betokh she’ar avelei Tziyonvi’Yerushalayim.

By Kara Keane - October 30, 2018

My heartfelt condolences are extended to Melvin’s family. I had the privilege of knowing Melvin from growing up in the Hill District and going to Hebrew School. He was a very special person. May his memory be a blessing.

By Larry Kanterman - October 30, 2018

Jody, you've lost your loving Dad. Todd, you've lost a very good loving friend. Matthew, you've lost your most loving Grandfather.Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest in peace, are now with your late wife, Sandy, and memories of you will always serve as a blessing to your loved ones.

By Aunt Shirley & Allan Schwartz - October 29, 2018

I live in Toronto, Canada and I felt that I had to reach out to the family of Melvin to send my condolences. The family and friends of this very brave man should know that we mourn with you. May his memory help you through this very difficult time. I am deeply sorry for your loss.

By Arlen Zacks - October 29, 2018