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Dr. Melvin James Gay

12 August, 193713 October, 2020

Dr. Melvin J. Gay, age 83, of Rochester, passed away on October 13, 2020. He was born in Highland Park, Michigan on August 12, 1937. Mel graduated from Grosse Pointe High School and went on to receive his DDS from the University of Michigan. He was married to Patsy Ellen Majeska on March 21, 1959. Mel had a career in dentistry for 42 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Rochester, the Rochester Rotary, the Elks Club, and he was a Discussion Leader in Bible Study Fellowship for 13 years. Mel always had a passion for hunting, fishing, golfing, and most importantly, his family. He is survived by his wife, Patsy; his children, Rebecca (Charles), Catherine (Michael), Laurie (William) and Kristine (Thomas); his grandchildren, Diana (Dominic), Jacob (Jen), Zachary, Caroline, Andrew (Jennifer), Daniel, Grace, Matthew, and Timothy; his great grandchildren, Annalynn, Charlize and Maverick; his sister, Helen (Robert) Reed; and his brother in law, Alan Majeska. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 16, 2020 from 4-7 PM at First Baptist Church of Rochester, 6377 Orion Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48306. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 11 AM, with visitation beginning at 10 AM until time of service, at First Baptist Church of Rochester. Donations in Mel’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, First Baptist Church of Rochester, or the Rochester Rotary.

  • FAMILY

  • Patsy, Wife
  • Rebecca (Charles), Daughter
  • Catherine (Michael), Daughter
  • Laurie (William), Daughter
  • Kristine (Thomas), Daughter
  • Diana (Dominic), Grandchild
  • Jacob (Jen), Grandchild
  • Zachary, Grandchild
  • Caroline, Grandchild
  • Andrew (Jennifer), Grandchild
  • Daniel, Grandchild
  • Grace, Grandchild
  • Matthew, Grandchild
  • Timothy, Grandchild
  • Annalynn, Great Grandchild
  • Charlize, Great Grandchild
  • Maverick, Great Grandchild

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John Modetz

October 16, 2020

To patsy and family. Mel was a wonderful man and friend to anyone he met I enjoyed my two trips to the family farm and my time fishing with dr Mel. I will miss his great smile.He always lead by example. Rest In Peace Mel

Sally Fraser

October 15, 2020

Dear Patsy and family,
I send you all my deepest sympathy on the passing of Mel. He was such a wonderful man and so giving of his time, especially in Rotary, that he and Jim belonged to. And I remember the times he shared his love of fishing with our boys. I know you will miss him, but will treasure all the shared memories you have. With my love, Sally Fraser

Renee Cortright

October 15, 2020

Mel was one of the first members of Rotary to meet and greet me when I first joined with his welcoming smile and kind twinkling eyes! He will truly be missed. My deepest sympathy to the Gay family for the loss of your kind and gentle patriarch whose star is shining bright in heaven!
Sincerely ~ Renee Cortright

Thomas Neveau

October 15, 2020

I first meet Mel at the Rochester Rotary Club meetings. He was always the first guy there setting-up the room for the meeting. We always kinda looked out for Mel, because the Sheriff's would crack a joke about Mel, and of course Mel couldn't hear what was said. Always had a kind word, and liked his Michigan football.

Mel has been and always will be missed!

Alan Majeska

October 14, 2020

Dear Patsy, Becky, Cathy, Laurie and Kristi:

My deepest condolences on the death of Melvin, October 13, 2020. My own
memories of Melvin extend back to my early childhood over fifty years ago: he was an important part of my life.

While I am sad and broken hearted,
as you are, I take comfort that Melvin believed in Jesus Christ as his Savior, and now rests securely with Him in heaven forever.

To all of Melvin’s family, know I think of and pray for you during these difficult days. May God bless you now and always!

Love, Alan

Alan Majeska

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