Gene Adamczyk, age 79 of Chesterton, passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at the VNA Hospice Center in Valparaiso. He was born on March 17, 1936 in New Castle, PA to Walter and Tatiana Adamczyk, both of whom preceded him in death.
Gene is survived by his church family and by his cousins in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Gene was a member of Saint Elizabeth's Orthodox Church in Chesterton, where he was the choir director. He attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Thereafter, he worked at River Forest Community Schools from 1958 until 1991, where he taught Russian to middle and high school students, and later music to elementary school students. He also composed and translated music for the Orthodox Church. Gene will be fondly remembered for hunting for mushrooms and his beautiful Ukrainian eggs. Gene taught so many students, friends and church members how to create these lovely egg treasures. He will be missed by so many. May his memory be eternal.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Saint Elizabeth's Orthodox Church, 545 W. Indiana Ave. Chesterton, Indiana, with Father William Bass officiating. On Friday at 7 p.m. at Saint Elizabeth's Orthodox Church, there will be a Panikhida Service. After the service, friends are invited to gather until 8:30 p.m. at the church.
Burial will take place at the Monastery of Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk Cemetery in Waymart, PA.
Memorial donations may be given to Saint Elizabeth's Orthodox Church. Arrangements are under the direction of White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton. To send an online condolence, please visit: www.whitelovefuneralhome.com
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Gene Adamczyk, please visit our floral store.