Melvin Askenase
Share Melvin's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share
Lieutenant Melvin Askenase passed away on May 3, 2020 at the incredible age of 97. He was the beloved husband of Selma Askenase, father of Richard and his wife Juliet, Alan and his wife Alicia, and Bonnie and her husband Mark Goshin, grandfather of David and his wife Brandi, Joel and his wife Heather, Michael, Julia, and Sydnie, and great-grandfather of Mason and Cole. He was a proud veteran of WWII and the Korean War and was bestowed the Distinguished Flying Cross for his bravery in service to his country. Mel was so many things: a war hero, a class president, a company president, an excellent golfer, a lover of sports, and a dedicated family man. But more than anything else, he was an eternal optimist with a joy for life that he shared with his family and the world. He will be dearly missed, but the life he led was too epic and full of love to ever be forgotten. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Veteran's Association.

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in Sun-Sentinel on May 10, 2020.
Not sure what to say?
2 entries
May 17, 2020
My dear Father-in-law Mel, was an amazing man and an incredible father-in-law, I couldnt have been luckier to have known him for such a long time. We spent many holidays birthdays and other occasions together with our families, and I loved him dearly. I will miss him and yet take joy in all that he gave us during his life.
Alicia Askenase
May 15, 2020
My sincerest condolences to your family for the loss of your loved one, Please except my deepest sympathies.
Simone Taylor
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences