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