HUDSON -- Ted Volchko, 97, passed away peacefully on March 9, 2013.|
Ted was born in Braddock, Pa. and moved to Akron as an infant. Ted was married to the late Ann Volchko, his loving supportive wife of over 60 years.
At 21 years of age Ted took full responsibility for raising all nine of his brothers and sisters, allowing the family to stay together. As Del, the youngest brother commented, "Most of the kids in my class didn't know we did not have parents, we just didn't talk about it
Nothing was given to us, but we still survived." This obviously was a testimonial to that age of surviving rather than living. That same standard was practiced as he raised his own family, albeit with a softer approach.
In addition to helping raise his brothers and sisters, Ted studied accounting at the University of Akron and went on to hold various positions, including CFO, in the accounting departments of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company and its subsidiaries for 44 years.
Ted was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ann, son, David and siblings, Emil, Andrew and Paul. He is survived by son, Del; daughter, Delores (Joe) Rafier; and grandchildren, Kari Carvaines, Todd Rafier; and great-grandson, Cameron Carvaines. He is also survived by brothers, Edward and Del; sisters, Irene, Pauline, Helen and Ann; and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Laurel Lake for the wonderful care that they have given our Dad over the years.
Mass of the Christian Burial Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 340 N. Main Street in Hudson, Fr. Kevin Elbert celebrating. Friends and family may call at the church from 10 a.m. until service time. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Ted's name to
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Mar. 11, 2013