Howard I. Chechik of Chelmsford, MA

1931 - 2023

US Veteran United States Navy

Visitation

April 29, 2023
11:00 AM - 12:30PM
Dolan Funeral Home

Funeral

April 29, 2023
12:30 PM
Dolan Funeral Home

Live Streaming Funeral Home And Cremations Westford MAHoward I. Chechik, of Chelmsford, MA died Monday April 24, 2023 at Chelmsford Crossings after a period of declining health.

He was married to Paula L. Chechik for 61 years before her passing in 2021. What started as a blind date while his Naval ship was in port in Boston, turned into a true love story spanning more than six decades. Even in his final weeks, Dad still referred to himself as “the luckiest guy in the world.”

Born in the Bronx, NY on August 28, 1931, Howard was the son of the late Harry Chechik and Estelle (Eisenberg) Chechik. He was a graduate of Pratt Institute and Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering. After graduating, he proudly served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy from 1954-1957.

Howard’s career later included companies like Teledyne, Masoneilan, GE, and ultimately he retired as President of Lawrence Pump & Engine. Dad’s career brought him all across the globe but home was wherever Mom and their kids were. Together they had the most amazing marriage and were truly devoted to each other, never wanting to be far from each other’s side. They raised their family in Andover, MA and later moved to Chelmsford.

Howard is survived by son David Chechik (Kara Martakos) of Ipswich and daughters Lisa Kauhl (Jim) of Windham, NH and Stephanie McElligott (Steve) of Westford and was a devoted “Poppy” to grandchildren Sam and Paige Kauhl, Brynn, Cullen and Teagan McElligott, and Kayden Martakos. He was predeceased by his grandson Ronan McElligott.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Chelmsford Crossings and Beacon Hospice for the care and compassion when Dad needed it most.

Visiting hours Saturday April 29, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. Funeral to follow at 12:30 p.m. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Westford. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-256-4040. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com. Livestream of services is available.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the MSPCA, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130.

 

6 Condolences for Howard I. Chechik of Chelmsford, MA

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    Rick Silverman

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    I am a friend of David’s. My heart goes out to your whole family. Howard wonderful smile reminds me of David’s. I’m sure he was a unique and bright man. I wish I had the opportunity to meet him.
    Be well,
    Rick

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    The Lipsky Family

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    The nicest ever person anyone could interface with and world will miss his guidance and love. The best brother-in-law ever.

    Dick & Arnie Lipsky

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    Steven Lipsky

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    Such wonderful memories of Uncle Howie he was a wonderful man and husband and showed many of us how to love and he will be fondly remembered and may he Rest In Peace. Thanks for all of the memories you will not be forgotten.

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      Steven Lipsky

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      Thankful we could watch the service with Mom today sending love and prayers to you all.

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    Bill Lipsky

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    Howie was the best brother-in-law I could ever have. Please know that he is in my thoughts and prayers.
    Uncle Bill

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    Jennifer Segalini

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    Uncle Howie was such a good man…kind, interested in me and eventually my husband and children. He always asked about how we were doing and took an interest in what was happening in our lives. I also appreciated his sense of humor. He always made me and my family feel loved. I will miss him but I am so thankful for the memories made over the years with him, my Aunt Paula and my 3 special cousins. Sending my love to you and your families Dave, Lisa and Steph. So grateful for the link so we could be a part of the funeral from Florida.

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