Melnitchenko, Mark Eugene

March 26, 1963 - November 29, 2019

Mark Eugene Melnitchenko, 56, of Dallas, Texas passed away suddenly on Friday November 29th.  He was the husband of Sherri Taylor Melnitchenko. They shared almost eighteen years of partnership together.  Mark had been recovering from a knee procedure, which resulted in complications leading to his sudden and unexpected death.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, on March 26, 1963 he was the son of Eugene and the late Valentina “Val” Melnitchenko, and younger brother of Dereck. He graduated from Garden City High School in Garden City, NY and moved to Dallas with his family in 1980. He graduated from Richland College and The University of North Texas in Denton, TX with an Engineering Degree. Mark had a long career in the environmental engineering field, spending the last 18 years as a Senior Environmental Manager at Abacus Environment.

He dedicated himself to his family, friends and the many joys his hobbies graced him with.  He loved soccer, music and was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, kayaking, golf and sport fishing.  He also loved to travel, making many trips to the mountains of Colorado, New Orleans, Texas beaches and his beloved Costa Rica as often as his schedule allowed.  He will be remembered for his loyal heart, generous spirit, warm smile and big laugh. Mark’s passing will leave an immeasurable void in the lives of those who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his partner, Sherri Taylor Melnitchenko; her children Gunner Pederson and his spouse, Kelsey Garland;  and daughter Megan Pederson; her grandchildren Case and Hayden; His father, Eugene Melnitchenko and his wife, Helen of Chesapeake Beach MD;  Brother Dereck and his wife Leigh  of Jackson, NJ;. He was predeceased by his loving mother, Val Melnitchenko.

Memorial service will be held on
Dec. 21st at  2:00 p.m.
North Dallas Funeral Home Chapel 
2710 Valley View Lane, Dallas, TX 75234

In lieu of flowers please make a Memorial Donation to the Charity of your choice.

A Signature Service under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. Northwest Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238

17 replies on “Melnitchenko, Mark Eugene”

I am deeply saddened to hear about Marks passing and I feel priveledged to have known him and had his friendship over the many years. His kindness and genuine goodness will forever be a fond memory for me. He will never be forgotten, may the good LORD bless and keep you Big Mark!

Brian Smith says:

We at TEC want to extend our condolences to Mark’s family & let you know that you are in our thoughts & prayers. God bless.

MO says:

God bless you where a good friend RIP

Kiran Desai says:

I’m sorry for your loss. May God ease this painful period for you. Stay strong.

Dawn Martin says:

I have fond memories of Mark from the early 90’s. So saddened to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family and friends.

Roy Smith says:

My condolences to the family and friends. Worked with Mark for over 12 years as a customer of his. He was a wealth of information and reliable at every call to address any concerns we had. He will be missed. God bless.

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Tiffany Bell says:

So sorry for your loss sherri

Chris Hulsey says:

Much love to ya my friend. You tought me much in such a short time. 10 yrs certainly went by. You’re an amazing person. Much love and respect to his family.

Ann Colby & Tom Rist says:

Sherri, We are so sad about Mark! He was a wonderful person and we enjoyed his company in the short time we knew him. We send our love to you & are praying for you. We are so very sorry for this tremendous loss! Mark! We love you! Ann & Tom

Ms. Jon M. Fewell says:

Mark was such a sweet and gentle person. Always caring and thoughtful. Our days at BCM were so enjoyable with Mark bringing treats on Fridays. To Mark’s family, God needed Mark’s voice for HIS choir so he could sing with my son. Peace be with your family and you will forever be in my heart and prayers.
Much love to all of you. MJ

Bill Robinsn says:

So sorry to hear, a good man, taken too soon. Strength to all who loved him.

Ann Colby & Tom Rist says:

We met Mark & Sherri in Costa Rica and we loved them from the beginning! Mark was a fun loving person who we felt close to right away! We only wish we had more time with him! We felt comfortable and protected around Mark. He was a wonderful person and we will miss him immensely! We love you Sherri!

Shelby says:

To my big Fella. I will truly miss u. You are a true friend for life! No matter wat I went through you we’re always in my corner!! Love you my bro!! Sherri I will alway be here for you!! Love ya! Shelby 🏌🏿‍♂️

C B Chand says:

Shocked and deeply saddened to learn about Mark’s passing away. My condolences to Sherry and Mark’s parents and family.

Kathy Mann says:

Mark was both a stepbrother to me, but more a “cousin” to me in my younger years. His mother, Valentina, was my godmother. So I have known this family a long time. Mark’s father, Gene, stood in for my godfather, Ihor (now 90, who I am very close to). I remember skating with him and his brother in NY

Kathy Mann says:

Mark was my stepbrother.

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