Alan "Al" Varcholik

Born: Fri., Jul. 18, 1958
Died: Fri., Jul. 26, 2013


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Jul. 30, 2013
Location: Stephen J Sherman Funeral Home

Divine Liturgy

10:30 AM Wed., Jul. 31, 2013
Location: St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church

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Alan “Al” Varcholik
Of Hamilton Ave Wheatland passed away peacefully with his family by his side Friday, July 26th 2013 at the age of 55.

Al was born July 18, 1958 to Andrew and Antoinette ( Ruggiero) Varcholik.
He married Ruth ( Reichart) Varcholik on June 2nd 1979.

He was a lifelong resident of Wheatland and graduated from Farrell High School in 1976
Al worked for 27 years as a clerk for the Pennsylvania State Liquor Control Board in Hermitage retiring in 2008
He was a past member of the Broadway Inn golf league and participated in the city, men’s and mixed bocce leagues in Farrell. He was a member of the Farrell Italian Home.

In his younger days Al alongside his father was an umpire with the Farrell/Wheatland Little League, he helped coach all of his 3 daughters during their years in softball, having the opportunity of experiencing his daughters winning the softball championship in 1996.

Most recently he loved watching two of his granddaughters, Maria and Maddy play T-Ball.

Al was a wonderful husband, father and papa. He loved his family and friends with all of his heart, he was a true friend to everyone he knew.

His greatest joy was spending time with his family and 3 beautiful granddaughters. Watching Indiana
( Hoosier) college basketball, golfing, playing bocce, going to baseball games and he enjoyed traveling to Mountaineer race track to bet the pony’s and shoot craps.

Al is survived by his wife Ruth ( Reichart) Varcholik (Wheatland), his daughters Rachel Varcholik (Farrell), Sarah Harrison and her husband Sim ( Wheatland) and Jessica Varcholik ( Farrell). 3 granddaughters Maria, Madalynn and Abigail Harrison ( Wheatland) Nephews Phillip Varcholik
( Allston, Ma) and Paul Varcholik ( Ovieda, Fl). Mother in law Patricia Reichart ( Sharpsville) along with numerous sister and brother in laws, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents Andrew and Antoinette Varcholik, brother Anthony Varcholik, father in law Frank Reichart , brother in law Michael Reichart and several aunts and uncles.

Memorial contributions can be made to P.O Box 623 Wheatland, Pa 16161 for the college education funds of his 3 granddaughters.

Friends may call Tuesday July 30th, 2013 from 5 pm to 8 pm in the Stephen J. Sherman Funeral Home 2201 Highland Rd. Hermitage, PA 16148.

Panachida service will be held Wednesday July 31st, 2013 at 10:00 am in Stephen J. Sherman Funeral Home.

Divine Liturgy will be held Wednesday July 31st, 2013 at 10:30 am in St. Michaels Byzantine Catholic Church Hermitage, PA, with Father Kevin Marks officiating.

Internment will take place in St. Michaels Byzantine Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to the Stephen J. Sherman Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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Ronald Reed
   Posted Mon July 29, 2013
I want to express my sympathy for the loss of Alan. He was a great guy who loved his family and life. Enjoyed knowing him and the family. I am sure he left wonderful memories to keep his spirit alive forever. May he rest in peace.

Lucy and Ed Nicastro
   Posted Mon July 29, 2013
Ruth we are so sorry to hear about Al, he was such a caring and happy man, good memories at the New Deal club. My condolences to you and your family. He will be missed!

Carol & Joe Albanese
   Posted Mon July 29, 2013
Ruthie & Family,
We are so sorry to hear about Al's passing. Thinking of you, and praying for strength for all of you.

Leslie Sovesky Mulligan
   Posted Mon July 29, 2013
Dear Ruth and Family,

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Alan's passing. I will always remember his smile and the way he made you feel like a true friend. He will be missed. Take care and know that you are in my heart and prayers.

My Deepest Sympathy

Vince Pagliaroli
   Posted Mon July 29, 2013
Ruth & family

You have my deep, and heartfelt sympathy. I feel very blessed to have worked with, and to have shared such wonderful, and funny times with Al.

I have had many jobs, and worked with many good men. Al is, and shall always be, at the top of the list. More than anything he taught me how to BE a family man, and a Better Human Being.

My Gawd the FUN he and I had working together. I can still hear him say:
"TO HARD", and when he answered the phone: "Wine & Spirits Varcholic".

His retirement party was The Bomb, as he was so much loved & respected like no other at 4306. That was a damn Good Time.

After he retired, he gave me all his good dress shirts. I wear them to church
on Sunday.......So he is always with me, and with the Almighty.

Like many of his family, and friends, I will shed many tears for a VERY GOOD Man and TRUE FRIEND.

May God Bless you now and always.

Vince & Mary Lee Pagliaroli

Shawn & Mona Nakich
   Posted Tue July 30, 2013
Simply can not get better than Al, so sorry for your loss

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