GIRARD - Melvin Hetrick, 73, passed away Friday afternoon, Jan. 17, 2014, at St. Elizabeth's Health Center in Boardman.
Melvin was born Oct. 16, 1940, in Heathville, Pa., the son of Rudolph Hetrick and Clara Hetrick.
He was a graduate of Hubbard High School. In his spare time, he enjoyed working on all types of cars and loved to watch racing.
He will be remembered by his wife of 33 years, Carol Martin Hetrick, whom he married in 1981; two daughters, Patty (Rick) Crowell of Georgia and Melissa Hetrick of Florida; four sons, James (Laura) Ferraro of Austintown, John (Pam) Ferraro of Girard, Ronald Ferraro of Girard and Bill Ferraro of Girard; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one brother, William Hetrick of Brookfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Arden L. Hetrick.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lane Family Funeral Home, Madasz Chapel, 6923 Warren Sharon Road, Brookfield, OH 44403. Friends and family may call 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.
Interment will take place in Girard City Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any contributions be made to the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley at 2246 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown, OH 44511, or The Salvation Army at 270 Franklin St. S.E., Warren, OH 44483.
Friends and family can visit www.lanefuneral-homes.com to send their condolences.