Bom-Wrapper

Melvin Uchenick

Melvin Irwin "Mel" Uchenick

Tuesday, March 3rd, 1931 - Sunday, January 5th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To leave condolences for Melvin Uchenick's online memorial, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of Melvin Uchenick with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Obituary

Kennebunk resident Melvin (Mel) Uchenick, 88, died on January 5, 2020. He was predeceased in 2004 by his wife of 47 years, Dawn Evelyn (Williams) Uchenick. Several years after her death, he married his second and surviving wife, Joan Ditson Uchenick, in 2008.

He was born on March 3rd, 1931 in Chelsea, MA, son of Barney and Pearl (Lipp) Uchenick. He was a graduate of Chelsea High School and Boston College. Upon graduation from Boston College in 1952, he entered the Army and was subsequently assigned to NATO Headquarters, Allied Land Forces, Southeastern Europe, Izmir, Turkey.

Upon completion of his Army tour of duty, he attended graduate school at the University of Rhode Island. After completion of one year, he was employed by the Bell System with assignments in the Western Electric Company, AT&T, and Bell Atlantic (Verizon) from which he retired in 1990 as a Managing Director after 35 years of service. His assignments involved positions in New York City, San Francisco, Baltimore, Oklahoma City, and Arlington, VA.

He became acquainted with Maine by working summers for tuition money as a bellhop in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Also, he and his wife often vacationed in Maine which resulted in their decision to move to Maine from Virginia upon his retirement from Bell Atlantic in 1990.

He served many years on volunteer committees in Kennebunk. They included the Charter Review Commission, Budget Board, Zoning Board, and Board of Assessment Review.

He was an avid runner for over 40 years. However, he preferred to call himself a jogger rather than a runner because he considered himself a “middle of the pack” runner. However, he kept at it for the enjoyment of the sport and the running friends he met. In addition to the Maine Track Club, he was also a member of the Over 65 New England Running Club and derived considerable satisfaction from being the co-race director for thirteen years for the annual Mary’s Walk/Kerrymen Pub Road Race whose proceeds go to the Maine Cancer Foundation.

He is survived by his wife, Joan Ditson Uchenick and daughter, Anne of Kennebunk and son, David of Westford, MA.

Services will be private at his request.
Read Less

No funeral details available.

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Melvin here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of Melvin
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: