Ivan Korchak, 77, a resident of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019, at the family residence.
He was born July 13, 1942, in Modavia, which was part of the former Soviet Union. His family moved to the United States in 1991.
He was married to his first wife, Tatyana Korchak, who preceded him in death in 1993. He became a single father until he met his present wife, Stepaniya. In 1998, they moved to Chattanooga where he has lived until his death.
Ivan was very active in his church, serving the Lord as a choir director most of his life. He was a well-known carpenter. Ivan injured his back 42 years ago and suffered with it most of his life, with the last year and four months being the worse, which eventually led to his death.
He is survived by his wife, Stepania Korchak. He and was the father of nine children three of whom passed away before him; four grandchildren; and numerous extended family, including church family and friends.
A Remembrance of Life service will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 14, 2019, at Resurrection Lutheran Church, Ooltewah-Ringgold Road in Ooltewah, with Pastor Victor Livarchuk officiating.
The interment will follow at Lee Cemetery, with family and friends serving as casket bearers.
The family will receive friends Friday after 5 p.m. at the church.
Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services North Ocoee Street Chapel has charge of the arrangements.
We encourage you to share your memories and condolences with the family by going to www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.
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