Melvin A. Baron passed away November 13, 2020, at the age of 83.
He was born in Bronx, NY and moved at an early age to Washington, D.C., where he grew up with his parents Betty and Sam Baron, and younger brother Morty. A graduate of Calvin Coolidge HS (class of '55) and George Washington University with a degree in Pharmacy, Mel cultivated long-lasting friendships throughout his childhood and schooling. He lived in Las Vegas since 1979, where he was a pharmacist until his retirement.
In his lifetime, Mel braved four marriages before meeting his lovely Helen, whom he was devoted to for 22 years. He took pride in his eclectic art pieces, enjoyed date nights at the movies, and was a patron of the performing arts. With Helen, he intensely supported Israel.
Friends and family knew him for his ready smile, dry and witty humor, and loyalty to his N.Y. Yankees, L.A. Lakers, and Washington Redskins. He will be remembered as a gentle and kind soul: a real "mensch."
He is survived by his wife, Helen Edell, step-children Karen (Seth) Yoskowitz and Adam Edell, and grandchildren Julia and Nathan Yoskowitz. He is also survived by brother Mort (Gina) Baron, niece Samantha (Patrick) Freeze and nephew Jake Baron, and greatnieces Adriana and Francesca.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.
The service for Mel will take place at 1:00 PM on Monday, November 16 at King David Cemetery.
The service may be seen on Zoom via this link.