Peaceful 09

Martin Francis Karchnak

November 30, 1940 ~ December 1, 2020 (age 80)

Obituary

On December 1, 2020 Marty died peacefully from Parkinson's Disease. Born in Uniontown, PA, he earned his BSEE degree from West Virginia University in 1961 and his Master of Science in Engineering degree from The George Washington University.  Marty met his wife, Nancy (56 years wed), settled in Rockville and raised their 3 children. He was a principal in the establishment of Challenger Research, Inc and in 1975 he established Epoch Engineering, Inc and served as Corporate President and Board Chairman. 

Preceded in death by his parents Michael and Katherine (Bobko) Karchnak; brother Bernard; sisters Katherine Karchnak and Martha Newcomer.  Survived by wife Nancy and children Christopher (Heidi), Roger, and Holly Visnicky (James); grandchildren Zoe Visnicky and Harlow Karchnak. 

Visitation will begin at 11am on Wednesday, December 9 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 4101 Norbeck Rd, Rockville, MD 20853; where the Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 12 noon. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, MD.

In lieu of flowers,memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation and/or Montgomery Hospice (details below).


Services

Visitation
Wednesday
December 9, 2020

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
4101 Norbeck Road
Rockville, MD 20853

Mass of Christian Burial
Wednesday
December 9, 2020

12:00 PM
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
4101 Norbeck Road
Rockville, MD 20853

Interment following funeral service
Wednesday
December 9, 2020

Gate of Heaven Cemetery
13801 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20906

Donations

Parkinson's Foundation
200 SE 1st Street Suite 800, Miami FL 33131
Web: http://Parkinson.org

Montgomery Hospice
1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100, Rockville MD 20850
Tel: 1-301-921-4400
Web: https://www.montgomeryhospice.org/donate-support/donate-now

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