Melanie 57, formerly of England, and beloved daughter of Jacqueline Margetanski, Chicago, transitioned suddenly on 4 April in the Netherlands. A precious and proud mother to Liam and Joseph, Netherlands, a loving sister to brothers Jamie, Thailand and Ray, England and Aunt and cousin to many in Pennsylvania. A loved and respected good friend, especially to lifelong school friends Kate and Collette, and to many others around the world through her travels and work at the United Nations tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Lebanon. Melanie was kind, loving, intelligent, funny, loyal, a beauty inside and out. A free and unique spirit who will be loved and missed by her family and all who knew her. The universe has lost a gentle soul. Sleep well our Angel. Your loving family.
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Published by Chicago Tribune on Apr. 17, 2021.