Andrew Cvercko, 95, 23rd Past National President of the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America [FOCA], fell asleep in the Lord on Monday, July 3, 2017.
Born in Campbell, OH on March 9, 1922, the son of Andrew and Anna Evan Cvercko, Andrew was a graduate of Youngstown College, the Danna Musical Institute, and received his Masters degree at Kent State University. After serving in the US Navy from 1942 until 1945, he was an Instructor of Music and Chorus at Fowler/Vienna School District, Principal at Fowler/Vienna School District, member of the Mathews Local School District Board and retired school Superintendent of Mathews Local Schools. He served as President of the Ohio Music Education Association District Five and served as a Boy Scout Master in the Campbell area.
For 56 years, Andrew served as Choir Director at Saint Andrew Church, Maple Heights, OH, in addition to directing choirs in Campbell and Warren, OH. He also directed the Male Chorus of Northeast Ohio. For over 20 years, he served as Director of Saint Vladimir Retreat and Camp Center, Farmdale, OH—formerly the FROC Camp—which he founded. In addition to the FOCA, he was a member of numerous other Church-related organizations, including the Russian Brotherhood Organization Lodge 198 and the Eastern Orthodox Men’s Society.
Andrew is survived by his wife, the former Anne Pecuszok, whom he married in 1967; his children Dave [Lisa] Cvercko, Donya [Todd] Wilson, Dan [Agni] Cvercko, Elaine Lawrence, Janet [Gary] King, June Stewart, and Andrew J. [Olga] Cvercko; 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 6 at Saint John the Baptist Church, Campbell, OH. A Panikhida will be celebrated at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will resume at the church at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 7, with the Funeral Service slated to be celebrated at 11:00 a.m.
Donations in Andrew’s memory may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market Street, Youngstown, OH 44512 or Saint Vladimir’s Summer Camp, c/o Saint John the Baptist Church, 301 Struthers-Liberty Road, Campbell, OH 44405.
May Andrew’s memory be eternal!