Melvin W. Huvler

October 12, 1935 ‒ March 23, 2019

Mansfield, Ohio

Melvin W. Huvler, age 83, passed away Saturday morning, March 23, 2019 in his daughter’s home.

He was born October 12, 1935 in Mt. Gilead to parents Roy C. & Clara E. Huvler and was nicknamed Pee-wee. Melvin was a locksmith and retired from Weston in Akron where he worked for over 17 years and previously had worked 20+ years for North Electric in Galion. He was a member of the Sons of Herman and attended the Universalist Church in Lodi. In spare time, he took pleasure in woodworking, gardening and playing cards.

He is survived by his daughter Robin Underwood; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings Merle Dean Huvler, Wayne B. Huvler and Roy D. Huvler; close friend Judy Fields; and hospice nurse Lori Renze who treated him like family.

In addition to his parents, Melvin was preceded in death by his wife Martha (Crosby) Huvler in 2007; children Clyde Huvler and Vesta McDaniel; siblings Marvin and Roger Huvler and Martha Hildebrand; and close cousin Maxine Thomas.

His family will receive friends Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 11am to 1pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where his funeral service will begin at 1pm. Celebrant Jerry Wilson will speak and burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.

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  • Robin So sorry for your loss. Your dad will be missed. We all loved him dearly. R.I.P. Uncle Melvin. Love you Sherry (Hildebrand ) Spires

  • Robin,
    I’m sorry for the loss of your dad. Bill and I give you
    our sympathy. We hope and pray that you can find comfort and peace in knowing that he was loved by all.
    Your cousin,
    Karen (Huvler) Rowley

  • Robin, so sorry for the loss of your dad. Although we cannot be there in person, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We have many fond memories of Uncle Melvin. David and Emily Burggraf

  • Robin, sorry to hear Melvin passed. Mom ( Helen Bentley) and I Freida Barnhart will miss him very much. He was good to my mom and helped her in many ways. I will always remember him from cookouts and the Xmas he spent at my house. Melvin was a friend to us, and we will never forget him. Freida Barnhart.

  • The Huvlers were neighbors of ours in Johnsville so we also went to school together. Wayne was closer to my age but we all knew each other. I am sorry for you loss.
    Linda Shoenfelt Black