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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 p.m. Visitation TWO HOURS PRIOR to services (11 a.m.-1 p.m.). In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to New Light Congregation, 5898 Wilkins Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.

Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Oct. 30 to Oct. 31, 2018.
11:00 - 01:00 PM
Funeral service
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December 4, 2018
November 24, 2018
To the family of Mr. Wax,
We are sending our deepest sympathy to you. Our family was saddened to hear of your loss. We hope that the God of all comfort will ease your sadness.
November 21, 2018
Sending prayers and condolences to you in this difficult time.May you find comfort in your wealth of fond memories together. May the hope that God's word gives us for those we lost in death be comforting, faith building and encouraging to you. Job 33:24,25
November 21, 2018
My condolences to the family on the loss of your dear beloved one.May you find comfort in your wealth of fond memories together. May the hope that God's word gives us for those we lost in death be comforting, faith building and encouraging to you. Colossians 1:11. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
November 21, 2018
My sympathy goes out to family, friends, and fans of such a dear loved one. May fond memories of a life well lived bring a measure of peace and comfort. Romans 15:13.
November 20, 2018
I would like to extend my deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. My late father George Perris worked with your father at Calug Steel Drum.
Mary Fulmer
November 8, 2018
I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one, who will be remembered for being a devoted family man. May you find comfort and help in God during this time of mourning.
November 7, 2018
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of a life well lived.
November 5, 2018
Dear Wax Family,
Words sometimes are hard to find in times like this. I do not know you personally, but I know your cousin, Patti. I will prayer for you and your family asking God to take away your sorrow and pain.
My deepest condolences
November 4, 2018
Sincere condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of Mr. Wax. May your hearts and minds receive peace and comfort from our Creator and others during this very difficult time of sorrow.

~ Psalm 72:7 ~
November 2, 2018
To the Wax Family: My family and I are praying for you during this difficult time. May the memory of your father be a blessing; may you find comfort in the love of family and friends.
Amy Auzenne
November 2, 2018
November 1, 2018
To the family of Melvin Wax please accept my condolences for the precious loss of Melvin.May the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob comfort all and may He give to each peace and hope for the future.
Mark F
November 1, 2018
May the road rise to meet this fine gentle soul. Friend many many years ago but never forgotten. Prayers that family and friends may find peace through this tragic loss. Much love.
Bea Maus-Burns
November 1, 2018
Bea Maus-Burns
October 31, 2018
Marcia Albright (Jankovic)
October 31, 2018
My sincere condolences to the family
May you find comfort from the the love and peace from all those who really care what happen to your dead love one
October 31, 2018
Deepest sympathies to your family and loved ones. May Melvin's memory be a blessing. As a member of the Jewish community I mourn this senseless loss. May you find love and peace.

Carol Fritzshall
Morton Grove, IL
October 31, 2018
Jodi and Family, So sorry for your loss, my sympathies to you all. Jodi and I grew up together, I can remember Mr Wax being just as they said on the news today "quiet but funny".
Kathy Gregory (Odille)
October 31, 2018
My sympathy to your family and the Jewish community. On behalf of the medical field I must thank the Jewish people for all that we know from the Mosaic Laws. SHALOM
October 31, 2018
My heart aches for your loss. This was such a senseless act. May Melvin's memory forever be a blessing.
Debby Lubliner
October 31, 2018
No time on earth is long enough to share with those we love or to prepare our hearts for good bye.

' . (Eternal memory in peace and love.)
October 30, 2018
Melvin, I loved you. When we worked together at Calig's, we had so much fun and good times together. I often think of you. I am so sorry to hear what happened to you. You did not deserve that. Rest in peace my little Melvin and always know I love you and will miss you.
Jeanette Schirnhofer
October 30, 2018
Mel was a good man and an example to us all.
Kathy Sachs
October 30, 2018
The tragic loss of Melvin is a great sadness. I hope you will find comfort in the words of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob who promises that soon the whole earth will rest, free of disturbance. At that time the only cries will be cries of joy. (Isaiah 14:7) Please accept my sincere condolences.
Pat Lane
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