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LEDA "LEE" KUCZERUK MELCHING, 67, passed away on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, after a courageous fight with cancer. Leda retired in 1999 from GTE / Verizon with 28 years of service. Born Aug. 18, 1946, in Neunhausen, Germany, she was a daughter of Jacob and Nina Kuczeruk. They immigrated to America in 1951 and started their lives in Nappanee, Ind. Being sponsored by the Mennonite Church they lived their whole lives there. The family belonged to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Goshen, Ind. Leda graduated from East Side High School in 1964 and moved to Fort Wayne and attended and graduated from International Business College. Leda had a zest for life and in years past enjoyed many vacations and antique shopping with her husband. Leda enjoyed interior decorating, getting together with her wonderful and caring friends for shopping, luncheons and day trip excursions. Surviving are her husband, Dennis Robert Melching; brother, Terry Lee (Ellen) Kuczeruk of Indianapolis; nephew, Jake Kuczeruk of California; and niece, Emma of Illinois. "Leda adored her family, and especially had a big loving heart for Jake and Emma." She was preceded in death by her father, Jacob, in 1987; and mother, Nina, in 2010. Honoring Leda's request there will be no calling or service. The family held a private service with Father Andrew Jarmus from St. Nicholas Orthodox Church officiating. Entombment in Covington Memorial Gardens. Preferred memorials to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana or donor's choice. To send online condolences, please visit www.covingtonmemorial.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on June 22, 2014