Chariessa M. Stichick, 64 of Port Orchard, Wash. died in Bremerton, Wash. on Sept. 15, 2012. She was born April 6, 1948 in Warren, Ohio to Emil and Virginia (Obletiloff) Malacky. She graduated from Hiram College in Ohio in 1970 with a degree in Elementary Education and married Nicholas Stichick on August 20, 1978 in Warren, Ohio.
Chariessa was a teacher for 37 years and taught school in Warren, Kodiak and in Montessori Schools in Tacoma, Wash.; Gig Harbor, Wash.; and Port Orchard, Wash.; retiring in 2005. She also taught Russian Dance at St. Spiridon’s Orthodox Church in Seattle and was a founding member of St. Elizabeth Orthodox Church in Poulsbo, Wash. She enjoyed the ballet, shows and musicals.
Surviving are husband Nicholas; brothers Gregory and Mark (Ellen) Malacky, both of Warren; sisters Debra (Father Steven) Belonick of Yonkers, N.Y. and Mary (Rev. Alan) Bergeron of Jackson Hole, Wyo.; nephews Daniel and Paul Belonik, Thomas and Joseph Malacky and Andrew Bergeron; niece Susanna Malacky.
A Panikhida Service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 and a funeral service at 10 a.m. Friday Sept. 21, 2012, both at St. Elizabeth Orthodox Church in Poulsbo. Memorial donations may be made to St. Elizabeth Orthodox Church, 26580 Breidablik Place, Poulsbo WA 98370 or Bremerton Salvation Army, PO Box 886, Bremerton WA 98337. An online memorial is available online at www.rill.com.