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Service Information
Thursday, July 12, 2012
7:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
Thursday, July 12, 2012
5-7 P.M.

Joseph L. “Larry” Verchek, age 70, of St. Michael died suddenly and unexpectedly on Saturday, July 7th, 2012.

He was born in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania on June 13th, 1942, son of Joseph R. and Katherine Yonack Verchek.

While in high school, Larry was a great athlete having played football, basketball, and baseball. He later received a full football scholarship from North Carolina State University.

Larry was a long time plumber. He started in the plumbing industry while he was in his mid-twenties and belonged to plumber’s locals #27 and #5.

He also was a lifelong member of The Slovene National Benefit Society (S.N.P.J.) Lodge #138 in Strabane, PA.

Larry enjoyed Notre Dame Football, Pittsburgh Steelers Football, playing softball, and bowling.

Survived by loving wife, Ruth; a son, Dan (Allison) Sicchitano; a grandson, Xavier; a brother, Robert A. “Bob” (Grace) Verchek; a niece, Tamara Verchek Ervin; a grandnephew, Will Ervin, and a grandniece, Kate Ervin; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service for Joseph L. “Larry” Verchek will be held on Thursday, July 12th, 2012 at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Pastor and friend, Brad Dewing will officiate.

A time of gathering for family and friends will be held on Thursday, July 12th from 5:00 till 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Following the services there will be a reception at the Rogers, Minnesota Muni to celebrate his life.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested for the Polycystic Kidney Foundation
PKD Foundation
8330 Ward Parkway, Suite 510
Kansas City, MO 64114-2000

Please make checks payable to the PKD Foundation and include the name of those you intend to honor or memorialize.

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Robert

    He was what you’d want your son to be, your son-in-law to be and who you would want to be your friend to be. He was my best good buddy and I miss him already. I will talk with you again, my buddy.

  2. Rick Durant

    Ruth and Family, please accept my deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences on Larry’s passing. It was just one week ago tonight that we had dinner together at your home. All of the hallmarks of Larry’s life and character were on full display. His admiration and love of Ruth, enjoying a marvelous meal, great conversation, a good drink, that quick smile, and that huge laugh. I admired many things about him, but the one that was unmatched, was that, Larry always said what he meant, and meant what he said. I am so thankful for his friendship and will never forget him. God Bless you, Mr. Verchek.

    With admiration and love,

    Rick Durant

  3. Randy Bell

    Ruth and Family, We are deeply saddened with the sudden loss of our friend, Larry, “Pops” as I know you. Pops, you have been a very, very special friend for 35 years. I treasure the memories of back in the day when Pops & me were partners at the VFW Ambulance Service. I have never forgotten those days or the days I visited you and your family when I lived in Virginia. I will remember hearing your voice when we spoke this past Father’s Day, so loud and so clear. There are not enough words that I can say to express your loss. Even though you are in a better place now, you are truly missed, and I know you are looking down now from the Gates of Heaven watching over the people you care for and dearly love.

    Pops, you will always remain in my heart and always be my second dad.

    With Our Love and Deepest Sympathies.
    The Randy Bell Family, Canonsburg, PA.

  4. Vance Treska

    Although I didn’t know your husband as long as some of our friends from Rogers Muni, my deep condolences for your loss. You both were always kind to me. Stay strong.


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