Dr. Melvin “Mel” Fader, 86, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side and surrounded by family on January 7, 2019. Mel was born July 28, 1932 in Cleveland, Ohio to Max and Rose (Teitelbaum) Fader, where he spent his childhood. He married the love of his life Marsha (Hollander) Fader on August 18, 1957. 61 years of wedded bliss! They married and raised 3 children in Youngstown, Ohio. Mel is a graduate of John Adams High School (1950) and completed his undergraduate degree at Case Western Reserve University. He continued his studies at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and went on to finish his residency in oral surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Mel set a high bar for professionalism and brought unprecedented patient care in the 42 years he practiced. While practicing, Mel was a huge part of the community. He was elected to be the head of the Medical-Dental Bureau, named chairman of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Special Committee, served as President of the Ohio Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, was a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, installed as the President of Corydon Palmer Dental Society, member of the Youngstown Hospital Association and President of Liberty School board, among many other accomplishments. As a dedicated family man and renowned oral surgeon, Mel never met a stranger. He will forever be remembered by his contagious laugh, compassion and his love for people. Mel enjoyed traveling, Cleveland sports and was an avid fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes. After retirement, Mel and his wife moved to Sun City Center, Florida, where he pursued a second, highly successful career. Mel worked as a realtor for Century 21 Beggins Enterprises. He made many special, lifelong connections with colleagues and clients. He is preceded in death by his parents, Max and Rose Fader. He is survived by his wife Marsha, brother Alfred (Harriet) Fader, daughter Pamela (Eric) Greene, sons Jerome (Charlotte) and Barry, grandchildren Lauren Fader, Caitlyn (Dan) Sabo, Nathaniel, two great-grandchildren Jenna and Aidan and numerous nieces and nephews. He left a lasting impact on everyone he met and is forever in our hearts. In addition to funeral and burial services in Sun City Center, Florida, a memorial will take place in Youngstown, Ohio in February. Information will be posted at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Mel Fader to Moffitt Cancer Center, Beth Israel Temple Sun City Center and LifePath Hospice House of Sun City Center.
Services will take place 11AM, Wednesday, January 9 at Congregation Beth Israel in Sun City Center with a graveside immediately following at Gan Shalom Cemetery in Lutz.