Home
Clergy
Pastoral Care
Sacraments
Announcements
Service Schedule
Sunday School
About Orthodoxy
Parish History
Choir
Documents
Prayers
Audio files
In Memoriam
Dormition Guild
Film about Cathedral
FOCA/RClub
Life of St Nicholas
Driving Directions
Video Materials
Contact Information
Prayer Requests
Special Events
Gift Corner
Facilities
Annual Parish Meeting
Veterans Memorial
Our Visitors Say
Mission Statement
Strategic Project
Pledges 2018
Orthodox Church in America

OCA Chaplains

Dubinin, V. Rev. Peter M., MAJ, USAR, 1997–present. Currently assigned to Fort Campbell KY; priest-in-charge Protection of the Holy Virgin Mary Mission, Clarksville, TN. 1997-2000, 101st Airborne (Air Assault), Ft Campbell, KY; 2000-2008, 5th Special Forces, Ft Campbell, KY; 2008-2011, United States Army Recruiting Command, Ft Meade, MD; Veteran Kosovo Campaign, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Kish, Rev. Fr. Karl A., LCDR, USN (Ret), 1985-2007.


Fr. Gregory H. Pelesh, Chaplain, Col., USAF, 1970-2000, Dean of Orthodox Chaplains.
Eternal Memory

SERVING FOR THE GREEK ARCHDIOCESE, HOLY RESURRECTION, HILTON HEAD-BLUFFTON, SC

Telencio, Fr. Peter, Chaplain COL, USA (Ret), 1975-1999, 101st Airborne Division, 82nd Airborne Division, Berlin, Germany, Korea, Grenada. Air Assault Award, Jump Master, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit. Director of Combat Developments, US Army Chaplain Center and School.

Webster, Fr. Alexander F.C., Chaplain COL, USAR (Ret), 1985-2010, Afghanistan, Iraq, Qatar, Kuwait. Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal.
Holy Resurrection Cathedral, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Skordinski, Andrew M., PFC, USA, 1942-1945, World War II.


Holy Theophany, Colorado Springs, CO

Brown, Christopher, J., LCpl, USMC 2007-Present, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Active Duty.
Holy Trinity, Overland Park, KS

Keeney, Richard James, SSG, 2008-Present, Kansas National Guard; USMC, 1961-1965; Vietnam, 1963-1964; USAFR, 1968-1985. Air Medal, Navy Commendation Medal with Combat V, Marine Combat Aircrew Wings with 3 combat stars.
Holy Trinity, Randolph, NJ

Wetmore, Alfred A., CSM, USA, Retired, 1944-1966, WWII, Korea, Combat Infantryman Badge with Star, Deceased.
Holy Virgin, Clifton, NJ

Kenneth Shermock, USN, 1959-1963, Radioman 3rd Class, Cuban Missle Crisis Blockade 

Kenneth Shermock served from 1959-1963. He ended his service as a "3rd Class Radioman." He participated during his Navy service in the Cuban Blockade during the Cuban Missle Crisis. He attended Assumption of the Holy Virgin OCA parish in Clifton, NJ, and passed away in 2007. He is survived by his wife, who attends Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church in Clifton, NJ; and his sons Kenneth Shermock, Jr. and his wife Susan, who attend Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Linthicum, MD; Kyle Shermock and his wife Meredith, who attend Holy Trinity OCA in Stroudsburg, PA; and Kevin Shermock, who attends Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church in Clifton, NJ.

Memory Eternal!
Protection of the Holy Mother of God, Falls Church, VA

Winston James "Jimmie" Miroy, PFC, USA, 2008-2010,
1st Bn, 2nd Aviation Regt. 
Died on active duty 3/17/2010 

Memory Eternal!
St. Andrew\'s, Baltimore, MD

Eternal Memory

Joe Dubinsky, U.S. Marine Corps WWII 
William Honshul, U.S. Army 1942-1944 World War II 
Edward T. McCaffrey, U.S. Navy 1918-1922 North Pacific 
Michael Polinsky, Pvt. U.S. Army 1940, Normandy WWII

Parish veterans:

Boback, V. Rev Theodore, Chaplain, LTC (Ret) USA, 1975-1997, Germany.
Eike, Bruce J., 1SG, USA (Ret), 1980-2004.
Grason, William Jr., LCDR, USN 1961-1964 Atlantic Fleet.
David Grason, LT. U.S. Navy 1969-1973 Vietnam 
Henry Sawchuk, U.S. Navy 1942-1945 World War II
Paul Soroka, U.S. Air Force WWII
Nick Stchur, CPT, U.S. Air Force 1966-1971, Thailand, Korea

St. Basil's, Watervliet, NY

ALEXANDER MOKAY, Pvt., U.S. Army

Killed in Action 13 May 1944

Interred at Sicily-Rome Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy

St. Cyprian of Carthage, Midlothian, VA

Kalamaras, Fr. Paul, Capt., USAF, 1963-1978, Vietnam/Intelligence.

Mitchell, John Gary, A2C, USAF, 1502nd FMS, Hickam AFB, HI, 1962-1966.

St. Elizabeth's, Poulsbo, WA

Randy E. Hardin, CNOCM(SW/AW), USN, Retired, 1974-2004
St. Herman's Theological Seminary, Kodiak, AK

Subdn. Elia (Roland White), SP4, USANG, 1993-2005.

St. Innocent, Encino, CA

Kosar, William S., LT, USN, 1921-1953: Atlantic Submarine Fleet, flew all flights and survived the crash of the dirigible USS Macon ZRS-5; Asiastic Fleet, World War II, Korea. Deceased. Memory Eternal!

St. Innocent, Tarzana, CA

Fester, Joseph Henry III, USA, 1942-1945, North Africa, Italy.

St. John of Shanghai, Vancouver, British Columbia

Monk Cyprian (Clayton Humphrey), Master Corporal, Canadian Armed Forces, Retired, 1990-2000.

St. John the Divine, Monessen, PA

Chromulak, Stephen "Ron," Tsgt, USAF (Ret) 1960-1981, Vietnam.
St. Luke\'s, McLean, VA

Boskovich, Boris, USA

Boskovich, Don, USA
Brnilocvich, Alexander, USA
Gariano, Patrick, USA
Gariano, Rev. Dn. Patrick, Jr., USN
Glumsic, Fred, USA
Karabin, James, USAF
Kukich, George, USN
Lemieszewski, Walter, USA
Lumovich, David, USAF
Lumovich, Victor, USAF
Mamula, Dan, USAF
Mamula, Mark, USAF
Mamula, Milan, USA
Mamula, Sam, USA
Milloy, Joe, USAF
Musulin, George S., USA
Narrish, Eugene, USAF
Novak, Dan, USAAF
Perisse, Ross, USMC
Phillips, Edward, USA
Pilipovich, Alex, USA, KIA
Popovich, Theodore, USA
Shymoniair, Stephen, USA
Stodola, Alexander, USA
Szul, Chester, USMC
Tatalovich, Samuel D., USA
Tomich, Joseph, USA, KIA
Tomich, Rudy, USA
Trbovich, Robert L., USA
Truchan, Gregory, USN
Truchan, Thomas Jr., USN
Ugatcz, Zinovi, USA
Vitko, John, USA
Wasilko, George, USMC
Watts, Helene T., USA
Yovich, David, USA

Veterans of Other Militaries

Damjan, Mevlin, Royal Yugoslav Army
Leme, Alex, Polish Army
Lemieszewski, Nikolai, Russian Army
Maksimovic, Milisav, Royal Yugoslav Air Force

St. Mark\'s, Bethesda, MD

Memory Eternal: 

Harry Babiak
John Mikuluk
Joseph Barrett
Harry Papach
James Davidoff
Frank Platko
John Dennis
John Rodak
Metro Horoschak
Steve Shemelynec
George Leleck
George Tarassoff
Mary Kinn
Metro Krenitsky
Marian Kuhnapfel

Parish veterans:


Williamson, Coy, USAF, 1962-1966.

Morgan, Stephen Lee, LCDR, USNR (Ret.), April 1976 - May 1998. Active Duty during Operation Desert Storm 1991; served as Intelligence Analyst & Watch Commander, Division Officer, Operation Chambered Round, Naval Space Command, Dahlgren, VA; also assigned as Intelligence Analyst, US Space Command, Cheyenne Mountain, CO.
St. Michael\'s, Jermyn, PA

Franchak, John, Seaman Third Class, USN, 1943-1946, WWII, deceased. Memory Eternal!

St. Michael\'s Orthodox Church, St. Louis, MO

Sviridov, V. Rev. Ioann E., SGT, US Army, 1942-1945, World War II (Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe), Bronze Star with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart.
St. Nicholas's Cathedral, Washington, DC

Memory Eternal:

Walter Fairchok, MAJ. U.S. Army Air Corps, WWII
Samuel Loboda, COL. U.S. Army, Leader of US Army Band Pershing's Own
Alexander S. Mikhalevsky, LTC. US Army, interpreter at Potsdam Conf.
Deacon Vladimir J. Oleynik, Master Sgt U.S. Army
Boris T. Pash, COL. U.S. Army,WWII, Military Intelligence Hall of Fame
Anne Peregrim, Master Gunnery Sgt. USMC
Gennady Platoff, Col (MD) US Army Medical Corps WW II, Korea, Vietnam

Alexander Pogrebniak, Maj. (MD)

Walter Skuby, COL. USAF, WWII, Korea
Elizabeth Slepecky Shandor, WAVE, WWII
Irina Stahovich, MAJ U.S. Army Nurse Corps


 

Parish Veterans:

Lilllian Blome, LTJG U.S. Navy Nurse Corps 1963-1964

Lubov met her husband Dennis during officer training at Newport, R.I. They were married at St. Nicholas in 1963 by Father Arkady of blessed memory. Her husband was assigned as weapons officer the destroyer Joseph Strauss, destination, Long Beach, CA. She was assigned to Bethesda Naval Medical Center, where she trained Navy corpsmen preparing to go to war. She was on duty the night President Kennedy's body was brought to Bethesda. “We had to work double shifts because the evening staff could not get in to relieve the day shift,” she said. “The crowds surrounding the hospital made it impossible. Many of our patients had to be consoled. They had lost their commander in chief, and they wept. It was an emotional evening for all.”
Bruni, Thomas M., USA (Ret), USMC 1966-72, MSG, Army National Guard 1976-2006

Zenica, Balkans 1999
Burgener, Robert D., CW3, USA (Ret), 1968-1975, 1987-2005, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Balkans, Iraq, Qatar.
Chronis, Nick, LTC, USA, currently Active Duty, 24 years and counting; combat tours in Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan.
CongdonLee Walter, USA (Army Security Agency), 1961-1964.
Daniluck, Serge, U.S. Army/OSS, 1942-1945, Cairo, Egypt, and Romania.
Day, Michael, USAF, 1986-1995, Desert Storm.
Foland, Steven Kelso, USA, 1969-1972, Heidelberg, W. Germany.
Gumport, Jeff, CWO5, USA, 1980—Present.
Helton, Alan, USA (Military Intelligence), 1993-2003.
Kosar, William S. Jr., CDR, USN, Ret., 1952-1977, Korea, Vietnam.
Krinitsky,
 
John, 
USN, 1944-1945.
Lyerly, Peter, USA, 2004-2005.
Lyerly, Andrew, USA, Currently serving.
Luster, Jim, USA, Vietnam.
Apollo J. Manchuk, U.S. Army Air Corps 1937-1942
Apollo Manchuk, a parishioner at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Washington, DC, pictured here in 1938 at the age of 19 when he joined the Army Air Corps. He served with the 98th Aero Pursuit Squadron, which traced its origins to the 9th Aero Squadron, famed for its "hat-in-the-ring" emblem and America's top ace of World War I, Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker.
Memory Eternal!
Dn. Brian Patrick Mitchell, CPT, USA, 1980-1987.  
George Nartsissov, COL. U.S. Army Engineers (ret) 1960-1985
Helen (Rohal) Oleynik, T3, U.S. Navy
Gregory Oleynik, PO4, U.S. Navy
Eugene Osolinsky, US Army 1948-1951
Mark Pietrzykoski, LT, U.S. Navy 1983-1987, USS Kalamazoo (AOR 6) NAS Willow Grove, PA
Edward J. Rhenish, U.S. Navy 1945-1948
David Romine, LTC, U.S. Navy, 4 years; US Army, 7 years; currently on combat tour in Iraq
Dennis Rudy, SPEC.5, U.S. Army, 1968-1970, Munich, Germany
Charles "Rich" Smith, U.S. Army, 1968-1970, Vietnam.
Natasha Bobrovsky Rocheleau, U.S. Navy, 1987 to 1991
Michael T. Rossler, U.S. Navy (Submarine Service) 1977-1983
Steven G. Terrell, U.S. Army, Vietnam, 1967 - 1968, Germany, 1968 — 69
Timothy Skuby, Capt. U.S. Coast Guard (Ret)
Nathaniel Woodhill, Sgt. U.S. Army, Iraq two tours
George Yurchak, Senior Chief Petty Officer (ret) U.S. Navy 1943-1964 WII, Korea, and Vietnam
Timothy J. Keefer, U.S. Navy, 1982-1984
St. Nicholas's, Fayetteville, NC

Schellbach, Fr. Leslie Paul, Chaplain MAJ, USA (Ret), 1981-2010, Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Sts. Peter and Paul, Endicott, NY

Dranchak, William, CPL, USA, 1945-1946, Philippines, Hq & Hq Squadron, 7th Air Force, Hickam Field, Oahu, HI. World War II Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal.

Sts. Peter & Paul, South River, NJ

Silowka, Walter, USA, KIA 12/14/1944 while with the 77th Infantry Division on the Island of Leyte, the Phillipines

Trusewich, Paul, PFC, USA, Supply Company 307A, 1918-1919, World War I (deceased)

Drozdowski, Michael A., SGT, USA Air Corps, 1942-1946, World War II, retired.

St. Tikhon's Theological Seminary, South Canaan, PA

Stroyen, Fr. Basil, Dean, USA
St. Tikhon of Zadonsk Monastery, South Canaan, PA

Hieromonk Sebastian, USAF
Igumen Gamaliel, USN
Kropov, Serge, PFC, USMC, Killed in Action 12/20/2009, Bastion, Afghanistan.

St. Vladimir\'s, Trenton, NJ

Allen, Walter

Boyer, Christopher

Boyer, Ralph

Cheff, Robert C., Specialist, USA, 1986-1990.

Horton, Maximos

Keaufer, Ernest

Lutz, Edward

Lutz, Stephen

Skubanicz, Frank

Wanko, John

Wanko, Joseph

Wanko, Stephen

Wanko, Stephen Jr.

Wanko, William

Yanelak, Dennis

Yanelak, William

Three Saints, Ansonia, CT

Gnall, George S.CPO, USN, WWII, Retired.


Other OCA

Kosack, Joseph, Deceased


Lorchak, John, Deceased


Lorchak, Samuel, Deceased


Yurchak, Anthony, Deceased


Yurchak, William, Deceased

 

Baldowski, Joseph, CPL, USA, 1953-1954, Finance Corps, 3d Inf Div, Korea.

Dakunchak, Elias A.

Labowsky, V. Rev. Theodore

Lorchak, Jacob

Lorchak, Peter

Lorchak, Ted

Lorchak, Walter

Malacky, Emilian

Moroze, Michael W., Col, USAF

Tosi, George, Capt., USMC, (Deceased) Korea (1951-1954), Vietnam (1964-1968), two Purple Hearts.

Tosi, David G., CPT, USA (1981-1987) Honduras, Ft. Bragg.


Tosi, Lawrence G., CPT, USA (1982-1988) Greece.

Tosi, Sharon A., LTC, USA (now serving) Germany, Iraq.


Tosi, Justin D., 1LT, USA (now serving) Afghanistan.

Wallzak, Joseph F., Cpl, USMC

Tosi, Fr. Eric G., CPT, USA, 1986-1991, 2nd ACR Germany, East German/Czech Border.

 

The Tosi family has three more in line for commissioning when they finish college. 

Powered by Orthodox Web Solutions

Home     |     Back     |     Top     |     Print