Melvin Hirsch

Obituary of Melvin L Hirsch

Melvin L. Hirsch was born in 1923 in Brooklyn, New York and passed away on May 26, 2022 at the age of 99 in Sarasota, Florida.  He leaves behind his son Jonathan Hirsch and son-in-law Robert Meek.  Melvin was the son of Aaron Hirsch and Henrietta Felberbaum Hirsch.  He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy, daughter Susan and sister Elaine Rosen.


Melvin served in the Armed Forces during World War II where he was stationed in the Aleutian Islands. He graduated from Cornell University and then Harvard University Law School.  Melvin worked as an attorney in Manhattan specializing in corporate law for many years before starting his own company, Transportation Capital Corp which later went public.


When Melvin retired, he and Dorothy moved to Sarasota, Florida where they spent many years at the Meadows, cruising the world, summering on Nantucket, supporting Democratic causes and regularly attending Cornell and Harvard Club meetings.  Melvin loved to take long walks, eat burgers and fries at Michaels on East, was an avid stamp collector, and a tenacious reader; always having the New York Times or a good book nearby.  He also loved to watch old movies on Turner Classic Movies.


Melvin will be remembered for his generosity to family and friends.


A graveside service will be held on Tuesday June 21, 2022 at 11:00 am at Sarasota National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. 


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11:00 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Sarasota National Cemetery
9810 SR 72
Sarasota, Florida, United States
Burial At Sarasota National Cemetery
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