Michael Chalachan


Died: October 27, 2013
Michael Chalachan 93 fell asleep in the Lord on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at his home. He was predeceased by his wife, Anna in 2002, his brothers, Peter and Andrew. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Pani Linda and Very Rev. Thomas Kadlec of Cheektowaga; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Robin Chalachan of Endicott; four grandchildren, Jeremy (Kris) Kadlec, Jessica Kadlec and her fiancé Timothy, Katherine (Christopher) Lund, Rachael Chalachan; two great grandchildren, Jonah and Ethan Kadlec; a brother, Joseph Chalachan; a niece and several nephews. He was a lifelong member of St. Michael's Greek Catholic Church, working at the Recreation Center carving turkeys for many weddings and serving on many church committees. He was a decorated Army veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific Theatre with the 33rd Infantry being awarded a Silver Star for his bravery in the battle of Luzon. He was a retired employee of the E-J Corporation, Johnson City after forty years of service and worked with his wife, Anna, cleaning St. Michael's Church for seven years after. He was an avid sports fan who loved football and baseball, especially the NY Yankees and the Binghamton Mets. A Divine Liturgy and funeral service will be concelebrated by Very Rev. Protopresbyter James Dutko and Michael's son-in-law, Very Rev. Thomas Kadlec on Friday at 9AM at St. Michael's Greek Catholic Church, 292 Clinton Street, Binghamton. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Rev. Dutko will conduct a prayer service on Thursday 6PM at the Chopyak-Scheider Funeral Home, 326 Prospect Street, Binghamton where the family will receive friends Thursday 3-7PM. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider contributions in Michael's memory to St. Michael's Kitchen Remodeling Fund. -

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Chopyak-Scheider Funeral Home

326 Prospect Street
Binghamton, NY
Phone: 607-797-4612