RONALD J. MEKAL
WEST SPRINGFIELD- Ronald J. Mekal, 63, of West Springfield, passed away at Baystate Medical Center on February 15, 2019. He was born on January 26, 1956, a son of Helen (Gansor) and the late Felix Mekal. He was educated in Granby and later did machine work for brush companies. He was an avid collector of coins, stamps, comic books, matchbox cars, baseball cards, and knives. He also spent many days fishing. Ron was predeceased by his brothers, David and Kenneth Mekal. He will be missed dearly by his fiancé, Lynda Torres of Springfield; his mother, Helen Mekal of Granby; his sister, Patricia Edgin of Washington DC; as well as his aunts, uncles, cousins, and great-grand-niece. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 9-11AM at Messier Funeral Home, 1944 Northampton St., Holyoke, with a Liturgy of Christian Burial in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 56 St. Anthony St., Chicopee at 12PM. The Rite of Committal and Burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Chicopee. Donations in Ronald’s name may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of MA, 85 Astor Ave, Norwood, MA 02602. For more details please visit www.messierfuneralhome.com.