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Services Set to Honor Melmark Co-Founder

The public is invited to remember Mildred “Miggy” Krentel who leaves an inspiring legacy for thousands of children and their families.

A memorial service is planned for Mildred “Miggy” Krentel on

February 10, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Melmark Multi-Purpose Center
2600 Wayland Road
Berwyn, PA

Melmark Co-Founder Mildred “Miggy” Krentel passed away Wednesday at age 92. She and her husband coped with Down Syndrome in their daughter by founding Melmark in Berwyn, revolutionizing the care, education, and life for thousands from around the nation, and around the globe.

Editor's Note: Melmark provided Patch with the following obituary information.

An Amazing Life Story

Melmark’s co-founder, Mrs. Mildred “Miggy” Krentel, passed away on January 16th.    She was 92 years old and leaves behind a legacy that has changed the lives of thousands of children and adults with disabilities and their families, not just at Melmark, but around the world.


Miggy is survived by three sons and two daughters: Dave, Bob, Steve, Diane and Melissa, for whom Melmark was founded. Miggy and her late husband, Paul Krentel, also had a daughter, Martha, who died as an infant. Subsequently, given their loving relationship with Martha, they decided to have a sixth child, Melissa, who was born with Down Syndrome in 1963.

You can read the full Patch obituary by clicking here.

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