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Melvin A. Renkey

January 14, 1945 ~ April 24, 2022 (age 77)


Melvin A. Renkey, 77 of Myrtle Beach, SC passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at Embrace Hospice House of the Grand Strand..

Mel is the son of Melvin V. Renkey and Louise Schwarzkopf of Belle Vernon, PA. He was an fun-loving, honest man who loved his family and friends and would go out of his way to help any and all who knew him. He loved golf and never passed up an opportunity to play whenever and wherever he could. He especially looked forward to the annual JFK Classic and getting together with friends. His work life crossed many paths from steel mill to finance in 5 different states. Retiring too early he joined a small Community Management company in Myrtle Beach and was a Property Manager until his second retirement in 2016. He enjoyed repairing and remodeling and upgraded many homes during his life.

Mel is survived by his wife, Maria of 38 years, son Eric of Pittsburgh, PA, daughter Melanie Wadlow (Greg) of Wexford, PA, their mother, Marilyn Renkey and Granddaughters Josie, Kylie and Maisy Wadlow of Wexford, PA; Sisters Betty Martin (Doi'!) of Hendersonville, NC, Marylou Katz (David) of Pittsburgh, PA and Linda Ringstad of Apex, NC; sister-in-law Elena Perri. He was pre-deceased by his sister Barbara Weston and a baby son, Earl.

The family's thanks the staff, nurses and aides of Amedisys Home Health Care, Agape Care Hospice and especially all the wonderful people at Embrace Hospice House in Myrtle Beach for the tender care and emotional support they provided along our journey.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity or animal rescue of your choice.

The family will receive friends at Burroughs Funeral Home, 3558 Old Kings Hwy, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Please dress casual as Mel would. He did love his shorts!

For more information or to sign the online guestbook, please visit

Burroughs Funeral Home (843-651-1440) of Murrells Inlet is assisting the family.


May 10, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Burroughs Funeral Home & Cremation Services
3558 Old Kings Highway
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

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