Michael served in the U.S. Army from September 1969 to April 1971 as a helicopter mechanic in Vietnam. He was in the 101st Airborne (Lancer B Co. 158 Airmobile).
Michael was a member of the VFW post 5849 (Niantic, CT), the Knights of Columbus Council #12899 and an usher at Holy Redeemer Parish (Vancouver, WA). He was a member of St. John Evangelist Church for 11 years before moving to Holy Redeemer Parish.
He was a pressman and lead person at
Wright Business Graphics in Gresham, OR for the past 18 years.
He will be greatly missed by his family and the many friends he made.
Michael is survived by his wife,
Ingrid Nazarchyk, of 34 years; and children, Natalie Craven (Gales Ferry, CT), Carrie
Norman (Boulder City, NV), Stephen Nazarchyk (Fort Lewis, WA), and Jenny Johnson (El
Cajon, CA); his mother, Mary Ann Nazarchyk (Niantic, CT); brothers, John Nazarchyk
(Athens, AL) and Richard Nazarchyk (Waterford, CT); and sister, Maryann Nazarchyk
A funeral Mass will be held on Tues.,
April 7, 2009 at Holy Redeemer Parish at 10:00 a.m., Vancouver, WA with the burial
following Mass at Evergreen Memorial Gardens-Cemetery.