Melvin Wachspress

Melvin Wachspress

Sunday, January 31st, 1926 - Saturday, May 16th, 2020
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Melvin Harold Wachspress, age 94, of Lincolnshire, Illinois, and formerly of Syosset, New York, loving husband of Ruth Wachspress, nee Lasner; cherished brother of Eugene Wachspress; loving father of Eric Wachspress (partner of Elise Sullivan Wachspress) and Deborah Wachspress; beloved grandfather of Aviel Fischer-Wachspress, Ashira Fischer-Wachspress, Megan Wachspress (with her husband Nathan Naze), Joshua Wachspress (with his partner Ann Lucena), and Samuel Wachspress and proud great-grandfather of Rosalind Naze. With gratitude to his long-time caregiver Marlene Mayfield.

Melvin served honorably in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He earned a degree in electrical engineering from and remained a proud supporter of The Cooper Union and was an electrical engineer with General Instrument Corporation for many years.

He was an avid and creative photographer and a licensed ham radio operator (W2SFB).

Due to the pandemic virus, the funeral, graveside service, and shiva will be private. Donations may be made to the Southern Poverty Law Center, or the Anti-Defamation League, Info: The Goldman Funeral Group, (847) 478-1600.
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    Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 |
    Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
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howard wachspress

Posted at 10:32am
My sincere condolences to the family on the passing of my cousin Melvin.

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