AMerican Veteran 11

Michael L. Kalich

May 31, 1937 ~ August 16, 2021 (age 84)


Michael L. Kalich died on Monday evening, August 16, 2021, at the age of 84. Michael was born and raised in Watsonville.

He attended Moreland Notre Dame School, Watsonville High School, and Monterey Peninsula College. Michael worked for Bank of America, served in the U.S. Army, and then he went to work for Wells Fargo Bank in Gilroy, Watsonville, Santa Cruz, Salinas, and Carmel.

He was a devout communicant at St. Patrick’s Church and Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Watsonville. He was a member of The Knights of Columbus and The Native Sons of The Golden West.

Michael was preceded in death by his father Nick Kalich, Sr., his mother Ann Kalich, and his brothers Thomas Kalich and Nick Kalich, Jr., and his sister Mary Kalich Turner. He leaves his sister, Roseann M. Kalich of Salinas, his brothers Joseph (Susan) Kalich of Watsonville, Peter (Linda) Kalich of Arizona, his nephews Douglas and Dylan Kalich of Arizona and sister-in-law Joyce M. Kalich of Watsonville. He also leaves cousins from California, Arizona, Colorado, and in Croatia.

A private Mass and services will be held at Our Lady Help of Christians at a later time. The family suggests donations to Moreland Notre Dame School Memorial Fund or Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Watsonville. 

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