Melania A. “Melanie” Kachala

Melanie Kachala - Rush, NY - Rochester Cremation

Rush, NY:  Passed on January 8, 2020.  Born July 1940 to Frank and Stella Wieczorek in Glen Lyon, Pa. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Francis and their 3 children. Michael of Avon Lake, OH., Jeffrey (Teresa Garvey) and Ann. Grandchildren Melissa (Steven Dearstyne), Jennifer, Brian, Nicholas, Christopher and Jonathan, Nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers Francis (Mary) and Narcy Yenchak (Althea). Mel was a graduate of Newport HS in Wanamie, PA. and Wilkes Barre General Hospital School of Nursing. Her nursing career included the Nanticoke State Hospital and VA Hospital in Wilkes Barre, PA., and Monroe Community Hospital in Rochester, NY which she retired from in December, 2000 as a Nurse Manager

Melsfamily, friends, neighbors and the Lord where her first priority. She enjoyed reading, flower gardening and socializing, especially as a snowbird at their villa home in Timber Pines, Spring Hill, Fl

Family and friends are invited to St. Marianne Cope Parish at St. Joseph’s (1209 Rush West Rush Rd.) for calling from 10-11 AM followed by an 11AM Memorial Mass all held on SATURDAY, January 18, 2020. Interment at Ascention Garden Cementry will take place at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Melsname may be sent to Alzheimers Association, 435 E Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620. Condolences can be sent to

7 Condolences

  1. Diana Sirb on January 11, 2020 at 10:47 am

    My deepest sympathies in the passing of Mrs. Kachala, she was an amazing lady. She was always very kind to me. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Heaven gained an angel, she is at peace now. Cherish the memories. Diana

  2. Jeanne Buell on January 11, 2020 at 11:18 am

    Frank, I’m so very sorry to hear of Mel’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time.

  3. Raymond Lynott on January 11, 2020 at 10:48 pm


    My condolences and my prayers go out to you and your family. What a wonderful and lovely lady.

  4. Tom and Kristy Wooden on January 12, 2020 at 7:56 am

    So sorry to hear of Mel’s passing. She was one of the first to welcome us to Manor Pines in Florida. Condolences to Frank and family!

  5. Stephanie Dew on January 12, 2020 at 9:10 am

    My deepest sympathy to Mike and his entire family. Suzann and I know what it’s like to lose a parent. My prayers are with you.


  6. Susan Caven on January 12, 2020 at 10:55 am

    Frank & Family,
    So sorry to hear of Mel’s passing. She was an awesome lady and remember all the fun times we had here in Manor Pines. My thoughts and prayers are with you & family. Love Sue & Chuck

    • Brian Sullivan on January 17, 2020 at 8:02 pm

      To the Kachala’s. Just wanted to send my condolences to you in regards to Mrs. Kachalas passing. My thoughts and Prayers are with you all! Praying that God will place his hand upon you all and strengthen your hands and keep his light shining bright on you all. God Bless you all

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