Richard Melvin Mechalske Jr.

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Richard Melvin Mechalske Jr., 88, of Finksburg, died Monday November 23, 2015 at the Dove House. Born December 13, 1926 in Baltimore, Maryland, he was the son of the late Ella E. and Richard M. Mechalske Sr. He was also the loving husband of the late Betty Lou Mechalske. Richard worked as a machinist and retired from Grumann Aircraft. He was member of St. John Catholic Church. He also enjoyed jigsaw puzzles every day and spending time with his dogs Daisy and Spots. Richard is survived by his children Michael Mechalske and his wife Mary of Westminster, daughter Nancy L. Cyford of Union Bridge, and daughter Wendy Ann Trossbach, sister Frances Scudder and brother Kenneth Mechalske, grandchildren Katie and Michele Mechalske, Emily and Andew Cyford, great grandchildren Nathan E. Saunders, Emma Johannes, and Addie Cyford. In addition to his parents and wife, Richard was predeceased by his son-in-law Lee Trossbach. Family and friends can gather at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster MD 21157, on Friday November 27, 2015 from 2 pm to 4 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday November 28, 2015 at 11 am. Interment to follow at Lorraine Park Cemetery. Contributions in his name can be made to Carroll Hospice Dove House, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster MD 21157 or the charity of your choosing. Online condolences may be made at

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Pritts Funeral Home
412 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157
Published in Carroll County Times on Nov. 25, 2015
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