Melvin Wasylak, 79, formerly of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, died peacefully in his home on November 8 2019. He has resided in East Waterford and Shermans Dale, Pennsylvania for the last thirty years.
Born on April 9, 1940 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania to the late Frank and Pearl Wasylak.
He is survived by his long time companion Darlene Saylor, of whom he has spent the last 26 years of his life. He is also survived by his daughter Laura Wasylak of Fleetwood, PA Darlene's children, Josette Gordon and Daniel of Shermans Dale, PA, Joseph Saylor II and Stephanie of Loysville, PA . A sister Betty Jane of Pottstown, PA and daughter Deborah of Pottstown, PA Grandchildren, Trey Gordon, Madelyn Saylor, Joseph Saylor III and Severo Gordon. He also had long time friend Russel Clemmer, Sr. "Birddog" and family whom he has been friends with for 60 years.
He was the warehouse manager at Mrs. Smith's Pie for 40 years in Pottstown, PA He was also a member of the Antique Car Association and the Blue Moon Cruisers.
Mel enjoyed the outdoors and the mountains. His favorite place to be was in Horse Valley East Waterford, PA, he always said it was god's country. He loved to hunt and fish. He also had a love for boats and antique cars. For many years during his retirement he spent refinishing antiques and remodeling cabins.He was well known for his antiques in Perry and Juniata County.
He was truly a wonderful man and had a heart of gold who will be missed by many.
Visitation will be from 2:00 - 3:00 PM with a service to follow in December 7, 2019 at Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church, 935 Windy Hill Rd., Shermans Dale, PA
In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research in honor of Melvin Wasylak.