Melvyn Joseph Gantman Dec. 31, 1939 - Nov. 4, 2012 Husband, Father and Papa - It has been a year since Mel passed away. We love him and miss him every day, and we are thankful he was in our lives. Mel was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was the son of Benjamin and Ruth Gantman and the brother of the late Ronald (Christiane) Gantman. He graduated from St. Paul Central High School and the University of Minnesota
. Mel moved to California in 1964 and married his love, Sharon (Block), in 1966 and they had 46 wonderful years together. They lived in San Jose for 38 years and retired to Lincoln in 2005. Mel had an extensive career of over 40 years in the commercial property and casualty claims insurance business. Mel and Sharon loved traveling and traveled throughout Europe, Asia and Australia by land and by sea. Mel is survived by his wife, Sharon, son, Michael, daughter-in-law, Lonee, two beautiful grand-daughters, Indee Rose and Meleena Jo, Aunt Shirley Hirsch, and nieces Kathryn and Victoria.