Mel Alan Treese
February 26, 1951 ‒ January 22, 2018
Mel Alan Treese, 66, of Delaware passed away Monday morning, January 22, 2018 at Grady Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
He was born February 26, 1951 in Columbus to the late Melvin Eugene Treese and Mary Alice (Clapsaddle) Treese. On December 27, 1975, he married the love of his life, Rita Warner.
Mel worked as an inspector for Flxible Bus Company for several years and then was a longtime volunteer for the Delaware City Schools at Conger Elementary School and Delaware Hayes High School.
He loved old cars, coins, playing poker and cheering on his beloved Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns and Indians. He also enjoyed watching his kids and other family members play sports. He received the Red Cross Volunteer of the Year award, served on the Board for Delaware Creative Housing and the Delaware Township Zoning Committee. He also spoke many times on his life with disabilities for the Ohio State University Physical Therapy Department and to many high school classes. In 2007, he was nominated by his son’s class and spoke at the Hayes High School commencement ceremonies.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Rita; sons, Christopher Treese of Columbus, Alan Treese of Delaware, and Ryan (Jessica) Treese of Delaware; grandson, Brantley Treese; brother, Merle (Debbie) Treese of Delaware; sisters, Martha (Al) Lloyd and Marcia (Terrie) Price, all of Delaware, multiple nieces and nephews; feline companions, Simon and Garfunkel.
The family would like to give special thanks to his longtime nurses and caregivers, Kathy, Beth, Stephanie, Bernie, Joyce and Dr. Bob for their wonderful care and concern.
A memorial gathering will be held on Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 3:00 – 6:30 pm at the Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 7991 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035. Please dress casual and enter from rear.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Canine Companions for Independence, 4989 State Route 37 East, Delaware, Ohio 43015 in memory of his beloved Woody.
The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is assisting the family.
To share a fond memory of Mel or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com