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Harry "Mel" Selby

February 1, 1932 March 20, 2019
Harry "Mel" Selby
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Obituary for Harry "Mel" Selby

Harry M. “Mel” Selby, 87, of Shreve passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at LifeCare Hospice, Wooster.

Mel was born Feb. 1, 1932 in Cleveland Oh to the late Harry and Marquerite (Morgan) Selby.  On May 10, 1980 he married Jane E. Croskey, they had been married 38 years and Jane survives.
Mel honorably served his country in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

He had worked for 35 years at Addressograph Multigraph  in Holmesville and then retired from Rexroth after 14 years of service where he was an engineer and a tool and die maker.

Harry had been involved in the Masonic Lodge since 1955, loved working in the yard, landscaping and growing many varieties of flowers, and loved his life in the country. 

Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Mike (Vicky) Croskey of Shreve, Debra Miller of Shreve, Darcy Croskey of Shreve, Laurel (Russell) Ollis of Ashtabula, Linda (Ray) Muzic of Mentor, Jim (Cheryl) Selby of Philadelphia, Pa. and Marianne (Warren) Dempster of Eastlake; 13 grandchildren; 4 great–grandchildren, Prescott, Remingting, Myka and Harper.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A gathering for family and friends will be at a later date. A private committal for family will be at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman where military honors will be conducted.  Schlabach Funeral Home, Shreve is assisting the family. Memorial contributions may be made to LifeCare Hospice. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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Services are private.

Cemetery Details


Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery Final Resting Place

10175 Rawiga Road
Seville, OH 44273

10175 Rawiga Road Seville 44273 OH
United States

Memorial Contribution

LifeCare Hospice

1900 Akron Rd.
Wooster, OH 44691

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