OBITUARY

Mel Manton Bishop

July 8, 1940January 2, 2021

Mel Bishop, 80, passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 2, 2021 in Houston, Texas.

Mel Bishop was born on July 8, 1940, in Detroit, Michigan to Samuel and Helen Bishop. Mel grew up in Detroit and was a graduate of Mumford High School where he was a four-year Varsity track star and was all-city in track his senior year. After high school, he went to Wayne State University where he studied to become a teacher. He was proud of his achievements at the school where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity and was elected Homecoming King his senior year. After college he married Marilyn Marsh and they moved out to suburbs of Detroit, most notably Oak Park and West Bloomfield and started to raise their three sons, David, Scott, and Eric.

When his children were young, he went to The University of Michigan on the weekends and received his Master’s Degree in Business Administration and started a career in hospital administration which lasted until his retirement. His career brought him to Beaumont, Texas in 1982, and finally to Houston, Texas in 1985. During his time in hospital administration, his two proudest accomplishments was bringing the first mobile C.A.T. Scan unit to any private hospital in Houston as well as developing the first physical therapy and sports medicine facility to a private hospital in the state of Texas. Outside of work, Mel enjoyed lifting weights, watching The Houston Astros and The Houston Rockets, watching science fiction movies, and loved when he was able to travel. His favorite vacations were cruises and going to Las Vegas.

Mel is predeceased by his wife Marilyn Bishop, his parents Helen and Samuel Bishop, and his in-laws Ruth and Sol Meyers. He is survived by his children, David Bishop, Scott and Geri Bishop, and Eric and Rachel Bishop; his sister, Madelyn Liss; his grandchildren, Ryan Bishop, Nathan Bishop, Dylan Bishop, and Marissa Bishop; his sisters-in-law, Barbara (Michael) Simon, and Joni (Mel) Muskovitz; and his seven nieces and their families.

The funeral service was held at Beth Yeshurun Post Oak Cemetery, however a recording of the service can be accessed at: https://venue.streamspot.com/f8d04b5b

In lieu of flowers, please consider of donation in Mel’s memory to The Emery Weiner School (https://www.emeryweiner.org/support/give-to-ews), Congregation Or Ami (https://oramihouston.org/donations/make-a-donation/), or The Gravestone Project of The Hebrew Order of David Galil Lodge (https://www.hodgalil.org/GravestoneProject)

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Bernie Bildman

January 6, 2021

Mel and I were pretty much inseparable back in the day (Mumford High School). I often hung out at his home, visiting with his mom and dad. Lost touch after high school when I started classes at U of Michigan. Those days were SO much fun, we did so many things together. Regards to his family. RIP

Bernie Bildman

Scott Bishop

January 6, 2021

I came across this picture from back in the 1980s of Mel and his three sons (left to right) David, Eric and Scott. Wanted to share for those that have not met all three of us.

Ann Garcia

January 5, 2021

We took care of Mel at Com for Care and he was always easy to care for. He had a very interesting personality and knew what he wanted and needed. We loved and cared for Mel like our own family. He is such a sweet man and loved telling us his stories from the past and he would always emphasized on how important education is in ones life. We will always remember Mel in our hearts and we are happy to have met and known him during his journey here on earth.

Margarita Oliveti

January 4, 2021

Scott Bishop

January 4, 2021

It has wonderful as Mel’s middle son reading some of the memories from old friends (before I was borne), from Michigan and Texas. Thank you for sharing so far. I found this old picture of my father in his early 30s when looking through albums...made me smile, so I wanted to share it. Those that know my father from his 50s and earlier will appreciate it.

Mark Schlussel

January 4, 2021

My memories of Mel go back to our high school days in Detroit. We shared a friendship that included our high school club The Princetons and sports. Mel was by far the best athlete in our group.
He was a person of charm, thoughtfulness and grace.
I have memories of his mom and dad. His father taught and was the coach of his high school football team as I remember.

May Mel's family find comfort in the memories of a very fine person.

Mark Schlussel

Roy Adamcik

January 4, 2021

Scott and Eric
You have my deepest sympathy. The loss of a father is hard to deal with and is a time of great sadness. But during this time and in the future you know you can look back and remember the loving and wonderful times you had with him. He is at Peace.

Stephen Bean

January 4, 2021

I graduated with Mel from Mumford High. Wonderful person and fabulous athlete. So very sorry to hear of his passing. The world lost a truly good guy.

JoAnn Weissman

January 4, 2021

On behalf of the Mumford High School Class of 1958, I’m sending our deepest condolences to Mel’s family and high school classmates. Mel was a sweet, gentle friend to all who knew him and I hope that happy memories of him will help soothe your broken hearts.

Vanessa Reagan

January 3, 2021

Dear Scott, Geri and the Bishop family,
Please accept our deepest and sincere condolences on the loss of your father. We hope your loving memories of him will give you comfort in the days ahead.
Love,
Vanessa and Jeff Reagan
Tom, Sam and Kyle