Cumberland – Louise B. Melnick, 94, of Cumberland, passed away June 17, 2019.
She was the daughter of the late Roy Vernon Garlitz and Goldie Cecelia Shears. Born in Kingwood, Preston, West Virginia and later moving to Cumberland, Maryland with her parents. She attended Fort Hill High School in Cumberland, later marrying and moving to Baltimore, where she worked at Lord Baltimore Press many years before retiring. She returned to Cumberland following the death of her husband, Andrew “Tony” Melnick to be with family.
She was a member of the Second Baptist Church. She resided at the Allegany Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the past 13 months. She was predeceased by two brothers, Walter Garlitz, Kingwood, Ronald Garlitz, Terra Alta; three sisters, Thelma Ringer, Mt. Savage, Violet Plummer, Cumberland, and Gladys Fetters, Mt. Savage. She is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Avenue, Cumberland, on Sunday, June 23, 2019, from2-5 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday, June 24, 2019, at 10 a.m. with Pastor Doug Sandy officiating. Interment will be at the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cemetery, Elk Ridge, MD.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.ScarpelliFH.com