Helen Jean Kachik, age 85, of 31214 Teepleville Road, Cambridge Springs, passed away peacefully at home on March 31, 2018. She was born on October 16, 1932, in Sewickley, PA the daughter of the late Lester and Gladys Doughty Gray. Helen had worked for over thirty years for Allegheny Airlines and then US Airways as a reservationist, retiring in 1998. She enjoyed farm work, caring for her animals, quilting, painting and gardening.
?????On July 23, 1955, she married her husband, Joe Kachik who preceded her in death in 2008.? She was also preceded in death by a brother, Lester ?Pete? Gray.
Helen is survived by daughter, Hope Samler of Meadville; son, Donald Kachik of Erie; and son, Jeffrey Kachik and his wife, Tena of Cambridge Springs. Further survivors include granddaughter, Brittany Polley and her husband, Josh; grandson, Beau Samler; granddaughter, Jade Graham and her husband, Raymond; grandson, Benjamin Kachik and his wife, Tess; granddaughter, Kaylee Smead and her husband, Justin; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters: Betty Moore, Marion Nagle, Donna Gray; and one brother, Jack Gray.
Friends may call at the Van Matre Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Thursday April 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. and are invited to a funeral service there on Friday April 6, at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Cambridge Cemetery.