Sheldon Laverne Melitzer, 94 years, of Elmira, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, April 1, 2018, at Freeport Hospital. Devoted husband of Lorna Melitzer for 22 years. Loving father of Jane of Ingersoll, David of Unionville, and Tim and Val of Elmira. Loving grandpa of Alissa and Emma Melitzer. Survived by his sister Vida Geddes of Kitchener. Beloved stepfather and grandfather to Lorna's three daughters and their families, Kim (Shraven) Sunduram of North Carolina and their children Brett, Blake, Shreya, and Shriyans; Crystal (Sean) McGuire of Elmira and their children Destiny, Ashlyn, Zakary, Zoey, Devynn, and Autumn; and Shannon (Blair) Martin of Moorefield and their daughters Madison and Paige. Sadly missed by his sister and brothers-in-law, Doreen and Elias Meekis, Fern and Eli Martin, Delmar and Helen Shulist-Martin, Gerald and Sheila Martin, Merle and Donna Martin, and Cam and Vi Martin. Also missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Sheldon and Imo Melitzer, two brothers Roy (Hazel) and Ron (Veronica), three sisters Bernice (Dave) Johnston, Mildred (Howard) Simpson, and June Uberig. Sheldon was employed at Uniroyal for 36 years. He loved to go fishing up north. After retirement he went on numerous short-term mission trips. He was a Mr. Fix-it for many friends. A special thank you to Dr. Jones, Dr. Keleher, Care Partner nurses Jane, Heather and Diane, and the nursing staff at Freeport for their loving care of Sheldon. At Sheldon's request, cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation will take place on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, 62 Arthur St. S., Elmira. A memorial service to celebrate Sheldon's life and faith will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Emmanuel Evangelical Missionary Church, 2 First St. W., Elmira. A reception will follow. Family interment of cremated remains in Winterbourne Cemetery will take place at a later date. In Sheldon's memory, donations to Grand River Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.
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