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James P. "Jimmy V" Vorozilchak, 61, of Scranton, died Sunday at home after a sudden cardiac event.
Born Dec. 19, 1958, in Scranton, Jimmy was the son of Lillian (Kervalavich) Vorozilchak, Scranton, and the late Phillip Vorozilchak. He graduated from Central High School and went on to earn his bachelor's degree from the University of Scranton.
Jimmy worked as a real estate appraiser for Kanton Realty Inc. and for Montage Mountain as a ski instructor and race coordinator for 36 years. He was a level 3 instructor for the PSIA, which is the highest level one could achieve. Along with his more known professions, Jimmy modeled for the sports industry. Jimmy enjoyed fishing, skiing, cooking and gardening. He had a strong love for biking, running and triathlons. He was the king of fireworks and always had a stash at his family's home. He loved his animals, including but not limited to dogs, cats, Muscovy ducks and turtles. Most of all, Jimmy loved his family. He was an amazing father and wonderful son.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his children, Sasha and Pavel Vorozilchak, of Archbald; one sister, Phyllis Ruzbarsky and husband, Joe, of Clarks Summit; his aunt, Monica Kashuba; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by brother, David Phillip Vorozilchak.
The family will receive relatives and friends Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Service Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit, PA 18411.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Mary, Mother of God Parish at Holy Rosary Church, 316 William St., Scranton. Interment will be private in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Throop.
The family has requested that all guests maintain proper social distancing protocols and wear facial protective devices for their safety and yours.
In lieu of flowers, there will be a Jim Vorozilchak Memorial Scholarship created. Memorial contributions may be made to Alexandra and Pavel Vorozilchak, P.O. Box 41, Archbald, PA 18403.
To view a recording of the service, follow the link: https://youtu.be/wVe6zjGbwp0
I met Jimmy at Montage the year the mountain opened. I was assistant Ski School Director Ins Harry Schubert.Jimmy was probably 25 at the time. Great personality and an even better skier. He was a bit cocky, but in a good way.Jimmy and I use to have discussions about who was the better athlete. Of course we both thought we were. We would tease each other relentlessly, always in good fun.The last time I saw him was skiing at Elk last year. He still had that smile that could light up room. He was a good man.Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.Sincerely,Robo Keating
Robo Kesting Oct 9 2020 12:00 AM
Thoughts and prayers to the family. I walked with him in Rita & Pete's wedding many years ago and I used to process his photos at Prestwood photo for Kanton Realty years ago as well. He was a nice guy. May he rest in peace.
Denise Fox Larry Oct 8 2020 12:00 AM
Our heartfelt condolences to Jimmy’s family. We remember so many fun family events with him. He is such a caring and supportive son, dad, brother, and uncle.. His physical presence will be so missed, His caring and love will be in your hearts forever.
Ann & Joe Dipietro Oct 8 2020 12:00 AM
This news hits really close to my heart. Jimmy was a part of my life for most of my childhood and adult life. I loved him like a brother and treated me like his sister. The Fiscus family will remember Jimmy always with fond and wonderful memories. To his family we are so very sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP Jimmy. Until we meet again. DIane Fiscus Mitchell
Diane Oct 7 2020 12:00 AM
I am very sorry for you loss. I knew Jimmy through his appraisal work.
sarah Rouse Oct 7 2020 12:00 AM