Early morning on May 15, 2022, we lost our beloved Andrew “Andy” Kalarchik from an unexpected heart attack.
Andy was 62 years old. He was born in Butte, Montana on December 21, 1959.
He was one of three children and the eldest child of Marilyn and Jerry Kalarchik.
A typical Butte kid, Andy participated in local sports. At Butte High School where he excelled in football, wrestling and track, earning 8 varsity letters. He twice earned All Star Honors in football and was selected for Montana State’s “Defensive Player” of the year award as a senior.
Currently Andy was a proud member of Butte High’ s Purple B’s, and was a 2022 nominee for Butte’s Hall of Fame.
Upon graduation Andy relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada. He attended UNLV and began a career in the food service industry at the MGM Grand, Bellagio and Mirage. During this time, he met and married Gloria (Ramudo) on April 14, 1984. They began their family in 1985 with the birth of their son Erik, followed by daughter Shay and son Bryan.
Andy is survived by his wife Gloria, his son Erik, and wife Kimberly (Martin) and granddaughter Illyana. His daughter Shay and grandson Wyatt, son Bryan and his significant other Chelsea, and father-in-law Arturo Ramudo of Las Vegas.
Also surviving is Andy’s mother Marilyn, his brother Scott (Katrinka) Kalarchik, and sister Kim Wilcox, and her daughter Ariel, and son Tristan. Aunt Paulette (Joe) Freeman of Las Vegas, Uncles Frank (Annette) Kankelborg and Andy (Sheila) Kankelborg of Butte, and numerous cousins.
Andy was preceded in death by his father Jerry in 1976.
Upon retiring from the Culinary Union 226, Andy returned to Butte to take care of his mother in 2014.
A graveside service is scheduled for June 4th, 2022, at 10:00 am, at Holy Cross Cemetery, 4700 Harrison Ave., Butte, MT.
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Axelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been privileged to care for Andrew and his family.