The son of Eugene and Patricia Melnick, Chris was born in Natick Massachusetts. He graduated from Bellevue Sammamish High School in 1986 and achieved an Associates Degree from Pima Medical Institute in Seattle.
Chris had an amazing wicked sense of humor and a sharp mind. He loved comedy, learning and spending time with his friends, neighbors, and family. In recent years Chris added additional light to the Sunshine state. He enjoyed creating a beautiful garden & home in Sacramento.
He is survived by his wife Madeline Woods, father Eugene Melnick, brother Tom Melnick, sisters Debora Nyquist and Peggy Nicolas, nieces Meghan Nyquist, Jessica Bernhardt, Jenna Melnick, Savannah & Abella Nicolas, nephews Jon & Jerrod Melnick, and Nick Nyquist, great neices and nephews Aly & Tyler Bernhardt and Terra Kohansby. He was preceded in death by his mother Patricia Melnick and his brother Jim Melnick.
Unexpected Dad's poem refers to realized prophesy
Devastating Realized in disbelief
Families Shattered Sisters embrace & brothers unburden
I love him so much and wish he could've stayed with us. My girls loved being around crazy Uncle Chris! He brought them so much happiness and laughter with his playfulness, they loved being around him and were so excited when he was coming to stay with us for a while. I wish he realized how much we loved him and how dearly he will always be missed. --Peggy (Melnick) Nicolas- sister
Chris, I only stumbled upon this. I'm so sorry you are gone. We, Lucy and I, lost touch with you and Madeline, but know that we enjoyed the times we went out with the two of you. And then last year I lost Lucy to Cancer. If there is something after, perhaps you two are comparing notes. Take care my friend. --Tony Cygan
Chris, it's been over a year now. I still can't believe you are gone. We miss you and pray that we see you again one day in heaven. Life is tough and we all learned way too late how much pain you were in. I am deeply sorry my friend I could not have been there with you that fateful night. I think about his often. I hope you are at peace and the struggles that consumed you here on this unforgiving planet are finally released into the cosmos where they can hurt you no longer. We all love you and miss the beautiful person you are. You can email me back if you want...I won't freak out. Love long and prosper....
- Alex Genigeorgis