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Rev.  Stephen M. Chervenak Obituary

REV. STEPHEN CHERVENAK

ICTE SPRING 2003

 

The Rev. Stephen M. Chervenak, S.T.L., D.Min., 82, of White Oak, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at the Vincentian Home in Pittsburgh. He was born in Homestead, July 30, 1934, and was a son of the late Stephen and Mary Yuhas Chervenak. He attended St. Ann/Fifth Ward Elementary School in Homestead and Homestead High School. He received his Doctor of Ministry from St. Mary Seminary in Baltimore, Md., his Bachelor of Arts from St. Vincent College in Latrobe in 1956, and Licentiate in Sacred Theology from St. Mary's Seminary University in Baltimore, Md., in 1960. He was ordained on March 25, 1960, by Bishop John Wright at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh and was incardinated into the Diocese of Pittsburgh. He was assigned as Parochial Vicar at St. Pius X Church in Pittsburgh from 1960 until 1965; St. Agatha Church in Bridgeville, as Parochial Vicar from 1965 until 1969; and the headmaster of St. Thomas High School from 1969 until 1972. He had a dual administrator position at St. Januarius Church in Plum and at St. Anthony School in Oakmont from 1972 until 1975. He then served as pastor of St. Angela Merici Church in White Oak from 1975 until 2009. Father Steve took a mini sabbatical at North American College in Europe in 2003 and returned as administrator of St. Angela Merici Church until Oct. 1, 2013, when he officially retired. He served as the dean of the Mon-Yough Deanery from 1991 until 1998 and then again from 2000 until 2009. He also served as Confessor of the Sisters of the Divine Redeemer from 1986 until 2013 and again from 2014 until 2016. Since 2014 until the present, he served as the chaplain of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his siblings, Sister Helen Chervenak, of the Motherhouse Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in North Hills, Christine (the late William) Burdick, of Stow, Ohio, Margaret (the late Donald) Vojtusak, of Stow, Ohio, and Dr. John (Judy) Chervenak, of Paradise Valley, Ariz.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Albert Miller and Ann and William.
Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, 15131. Friends will also be received at St. Angela Merici Church from 6 p.m. Thursday until vesper services are celebrated at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Angela Merici Church. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh.
Remembrances may be made to St. Angela Merici Church, 1640 Fawcett Ave., White Oak, PA 15131 or Vincentian Home, 111 Perrymont Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/triblive-pittsburgh-tribune-review/obituary.aspx?pid=181171440#sthash.xpWdZajd.dpufThe Rev. Stephen M. Chervenak, S.T.L., D.Min., 82, of White Oak, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at the Vincentian Home in Pittsburgh. He was born in Homestead, July 30, 1934, and was a son of the late Stephen and Mary Yuhas Chervenak. He attended St. Ann/Fifth Ward Elementary School in Homestead and Homestead High School. He received his Doctor of Ministry from St. Mary Seminary in Baltimore, Md., his Bachelor of Arts from St. Vincent College in Latrobe in 1956, and Licentiate in Sacred Theology from St. Mary's Seminary University in Baltimore, Md., in 1960. He was ordained on March 25, 1960, by Bishop John Wright at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh and was incardinated into the Diocese of Pittsburgh. He was assigned as Parochial Vicar at St. Pius X Church in Pittsburgh from 1960 until 1965; St. Agatha Church in Bridgeville, as Parochial Vicar from 1965 until 1969; and the headmaster of St. Thomas High School from 1969 until 1972. He had a dual administrator position at St. Januarius Church in Plum and at St. Anthony School in Oakmont from 1972 until 1975. He then served as pastor of St. Angela Merici Church in White Oak from 1975 until 2009. Father Steve took a mini sabbatical at North American College in Europe in 2003 and returned as administrator of St. Angela Merici Church until Oct. 1, 2013, when he officially retired. He served as the dean of the Mon-Yough Deanery from 1991 until 1998 and then again from 2000 until 2009. He also served as Confessor of the Sisters of the Divine Redeemer from 1986 until 2013 and again from 2014 until 2016. Since 2014 until the present, he served as the chaplain of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his siblings, Sister Helen Chervenak, of the Motherhouse Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in North Hills, Christine (the late William) Burdick, of Stow, Ohio, Margaret (the late Donald) Vojtusak, of Stow, Ohio, and Dr. John (Judy) Chervenak, of Paradise Valley, Ariz.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Albert Miller and Ann and William.
Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, 15131. Friends will also be received at St. Angela Merici Church from 6 p.m. Thursday until vesper services are celebrated at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Angela Merici Church. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh.
Remembrances may be made to St. Angela Merici Church, 1640 Fawcett Ave., White Oak, PA 15131 or Vincentian Home, 111 Perrymont Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

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