Mel Wachs, 54, of New York City and Palm Desert died Jan. 11, 2004, in Palm Desert, CA of cancer.
He was born July 7, 1949, to Harold Wachs in New York City. He married June Berke on Jan. 8, 1978, in New York City.
He was the owner of Signs By Mel and a jazz guitarist.
He is survived by his wife, June of Palm Desert, CA; his son, David of North Hollywood, CA; two sisters, Shirley Cremona of San Diego,CA and Lois Tonetti of New York City; and his father, Harold of San Diego, CA.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Palm Springs Mortuary in Cathedral City, CA.
The family suggests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice in Palm Desert.