In Loving Tribute – Jerry Volchko 1944-2019

Jerry n Judy Volchko have had their summer camp at 138 Dolphin Head Rd Cayman Landing for over 36 years “Camp Looney Tunes”. We made many memories throughout the years and made great friends as campers. We will miss our camp but now it’s time for another family to make memories. I want to thank all of those who showed their caring hearts and sent prayers during these past seven months . He lost the biggest game of his life but left part of him with those who loved him. 

Born: July 25, 1944

Inducted into Heaven’s Hall of Fame: March 2, 2019

All-Time Best: Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Brother, Friend, Arm Veteran, Community Organizer, Steelworker, Union Leader, Steeler’s Fan, Story Teller, and the list goes on…

Did you know that? Jerry is called “Pap” and “Pops” by his grandchildren… In addition to being the starting running back on the Carmichaels High School varsity football team, Jerry lettered in track where he was a top notch hurdler… Pops also wrestled, and loved the sport his whole life… In 1990, Jerry and his wife, Judy cofounded the group called, “Help Our Troops in Operation Desert Shield” or HOTODS to send care packages to the son who was serving in the Army during Operations Desert Shield… HOTODS became so successful that it resulted in thousands of care packages being sent to American Troops serving in the Middle East during the first Gulf War… Jerry and Judy founded the Corapolis Outlaws in 1979, which was the first traveling Pony League baseball and softball organization in the history of Coraopolis… Jerry and Judy founded the Outlaws not only to provide their children with the opportunity to play sports competitively, but to also provide the experience to other kids similarly situated in the Coraopolis and Neville Island areas… Jerry coached the Lions football team in the Cornell Youth Athletic Association from 1977 to 1984, and he guided the team to its first winning season ever in 1979… Jerry’s heart was the biggest, and he made everyone around him better… Jerry loved everyone and everyone loved Jerry… We Love You!

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