Emil J. Volcheck, Jr. passed away peacefully early in the morning of Saturday, January 24, 2009. His funeral was held on Friday, January 30, 2009. A mass was held for him at Saint Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, followed by a luncheon at the Concordville Inn where his friends and colleagues shared remembrances.
His obituary was published in the Wilmington News Journal and in the Daily Local News of West Chester, PA. The Daily Local obituary is on the web.
The Mount Cuba Astronomical Observatory is hosting the Emil J. Volcheck Memorial Planetarium Lecture Series.
The Chester County Interlink Internet Service Provider recognized Emil's contributions on their homepage on January 31, 2009:
Emil J. Volcheck Jr
A long time volunteer and supporter of CCIL passed away on Saturday January 24th. Emil spent countless hours educating seniors at the West Chester Area Senior center on the use of computers and the internet. His efforts enriched the lives of a great number of seniors by helping them stay in touch with family and friends using e-mail and seeking out new information of interest. Emil was also Founder and President of the Main Line Computer Users Group. He will be missed.
Funeral Mass Program (PDF, OpenOffice .odt)
Readings and Prayers of the Faithful (PDF, .odt)
Audio: 49 minutes into the Funeral Mass.
Funeral Mass (recorded at St. Maximilian Kolbe church),
Remembrances (recorded at the Concordville Inn. Due to an error, the recording began after the first speaker, Dan Friel, and begins part-way into Prof. Harry Shipman's tribute.)
Video of the remembrances.
Pictures to come soon.