Nicholas Kachaylo, 87, of Brookfield, Ohio passed away on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 10:40 A.M. at his residence after a long battle with cancer. Nick was born August 21,1927 in Curtisville, PA to the late John and Anna Klovanich Kachaylo. On April 26 1958, he married the former Helen Chuba, who survives at home. He was employed as a sheet metal journeyman for over thirty years and also worked at the former GATX, Petroleum, Ohio and Taylor Winfield Company in Warren ,Ohio. Nick was a member of St. John's Orthodox Church in Hermitage. Nick served one year in the Merchant Marines and six years in the U.S. Army, where he served two and a half years in the Pacific Theater, primarily in the Philippines. He belonged to American Legion Post#160, the sheet metal workers retirement club, and the Friends of the Brookfield Library. He was very proud of and devoted to his family. Nick enjoyed gardening, reading, and mechanical and woodworking projects. Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter Judy McSweeney and her husband Michael of San Diego, CA, his son John N. Kachaylo and his wife Renee of Moon Twp.,PA, his grandchildren Grace and Jack McSweeney and Amanda and Zachary Kachaylo, his brthers and sisters-in-law Andy Chuba and his wife Anne of Hermitage, Steve Chuba and his wife Joan of Sharpsville, Anne Chuba of Sharpsville, Faith Kachaylo of Sharon and Steve Lysohir of Hermitage, as well as several nieces and nephews. Nick was preceeded in death by his parents, 4 sisters, Anna and Mary in infancy, Helen Tatusko and Eva Richardson and 7 brothers, John, George, Steve, Mike, Andy, Eli and Frank Kachaylo. Friends will be received at the Tomon Funeral and Cremation Services in the Harold W. Stevenson Funeral Home, 264 E. State St., Sharon on Monday, September 1, 2014 from 6 to 8 PM. A Panachida Service will be offered at the Funeral Home at 7:45 PM. A Funeral Service will be offered on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 11 AM in St. John's Orthodox Church in Hermitage by Fr. David Mastroberte. Interment will follow in St. John's Orthodox Cemetery.
Uncle Nick, we lost a good man, hope you are at peace. Aunt Helen, John, Judy, my deepest sympathies.
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