The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


July 1, 2014

Victor A. Chverchko

NICKTOWN — CHVERCHKO – Victor A., 68, Nicktown, passed away June 30, 2014, at home. Born Aug. 16, 1945, in Spangler, son of Andrew and Dorothy (Durbin) Chverchko. Preceded in death by parents; brother, Andrew Chverchko IV; and sister, Joyce Knotts. Survived by loving wife of 47 years, Joyce M. (Lechene) Chverchko; son, Todd (Amanda) Chverchko, Northern Cambria; daughters, Tawnya (John) LaMark, Northern Cambria; and Melanie (Shane) Smith, Waynesburg; and six grandchildren. Brother of Laverne Hoover, Flinton; Carole Spacht, Patton; Beverly Shields, Northern Cambria; Jerry Chverchko, Johnstown; and Mary Fields, Roaring Spring. Also survived by mother-in-law, Eva Lechene, Hastings. Member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church. Vietnam veteran who served three years in the Navy and then one year as a medic in the Marine Corps with the First Battalion, First Marines, First Marine Division. Member of the Marine Corps League. Retired from Ebensburg Center. Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Moriconi Funeral Home Inc., Northern Cambria. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Hastings, Father Thaddeus Rettger, OSB, celebrant. Committal, St. Bernard Cemetery. Military honors by local veterans organizations. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Victor’s memory to Vietnam veterans organizations or Wounded Warriors.

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