Melvin J. Nestich

February 22, 1943 ‒ August 30, 2019

Ashland, Ohio

Melvin J. Nestich went to be with the Lord Friday, August 30, 2019, in his home. He was 76.

He was born February 22, 1943 in Ashland to parents Joseph & Katherine (Sellers) Nestich. After he graduated from Loudonville High School with the class of 1961, he went on to study at Central Wesleyan University in South Carolina and graduated in 1980 with a Bachelor’s degree.

Melvin was a vocational teacher for ten years until he began working for General Electric, where he worked for over 15 years until retiring in 2003.

In spare time, he was active in his church, First Church of God in Ashland, and enjoyed fixing up his home and doing DIY projects. Also, an accomplished musician, Melvin enjoyed playing gospel music on the violin and keyboard.

He is survived by his son Michael D. Nestich of Florida, and close friends Douglas and Pamela Magers.

In addition to his parents, Melvin was preceded in death by his wife Patricia; sister Marilyn C. Nestich; and brother Frank Nestich.

A graveside service honoring Melvin’s life will be held Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at 11 a.m. in Sandridge Cemetery, Loudonville, Ohio. In addition, a memorial service will take place on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the First Church of God, 301 E. Liberty Street, Ashland, Ohio, with lunch to follow.

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  • Melvin, you were a one of a kind. I’m so blessed to have known you the past few years. The harmonica crew will never be the same without you there. Rest high. Prayers of comfort to all who love you.

  • There are no goodbyes for believers in Christ. I will see you again one day, Mel! Enjoy Heaven; I am certain that you are in awe of what GOD has planned for you in Heaven. I will miss our phone conversations.

  • Melvin was a great neighbor to us in Loudonville. We had many good conversations. He was such a kind, talented and very thoughtful man. We will miss you. Rest in peace, my friend. Prayers to all his family and friends.

  • I am so glad to have known Mel for many years when we worked together at GE and after his retirement. I can hear the words as he enters heaven before us “Well done my good and faithful servant”. We will meet again.

  • My dear cousin Mel, you will be dearly missed when we go north from Florida. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner in 2017. You were excited about the house you purchased and putting your personal touches on it. You left us way too early. We had a wonderful childhood growing up together. With all our love and God bless, cousins Mary Sellers (Jaje) and
    Linda/Midge Sellers(Taylor)