Dr. Melvin Eugene Allerhand passed away on April 24, 2019, in his beloved Israeli home, on Kibbutz Kfar Hanassi. He made aliyah to Israel in 2010 and married Sarita Cina. The loss of this amazing father, grandfather, husband and friend is felt by all whom he touched in his life.

As our hearts comfort each other, his wife, Sarita; daughter, Debra; and grandsons, Daniel and Levi, revisit a life well lived.

Melvin Allerhand moved to Cleveland in 1948 after his marriage to Revel Friedman. They had two beloved children, David (deceased) and Debra. Revel passed away in 2009 after 62 years of wonderful marriage together.

Most of his working life was spent in Cleveland, as a psychologist, although he continued working in his field, evolving contributions well into his 80’s and 90’s.

Mel had a profound emotional intelligence — coupled with kindness, caring and a respect for working relationships. He brought all that and more to his work.

His intention was to help the world one corporation, one school, one kibbutz, one family, one child at a time. He helped bring dreams to reality, resolution to conflict and peace to communities and hearts.

To our family and friends, he gifted unique legacies of love that reside within each of us forever and a day.

We invite those who wish to join us in celebrating Mel’s life, to a memorial gathering at noon Aug. 11 at Nancy and David Polk’s home, 28123 S. Woodland Road in Pepper Pike.

Donations in his honor are being accepted by