Brothers and Sisters,
I know most of you are already aware of the tragedies that struck Chicago, Local 2 this week. Two brothers gone in two days, on separate incidents. We have the arrangements for Lieutenant/EMT Jan Tchoryk. As soon as we get the information for Firefighter Jermain Pelt, I will forward it.
It is with great sadness that I inform you of the Line of Duty Death of Lieutenant Jan M. Tchoryk of Chicago, Local 2. Brother Tchoryk passed away Wednesday, April 5th while battling a high-rise fire. Brother Tchoryk was 55 years old and is survived by his wife and three adult children.
By orders of AFFI President Chuck Sullivan, the AFFI Honor Guard is activated.
Brother Tchoryk’s services are as follows:
Visitation: Wednesday, April 12th, 2023, from 1500hrs to 2100hrs, at Cumberland Chapels- 8300 W. Lawrence Ave., Norridge, IL 60706. There will be a firefighter walk-through at 1930hrs. Honor Guard members should arrive no later than 1900hrs.
Service: Thursday, April 13th, 2023, at 1000hrs, at St. Joseph Ukrainian Catholic Church- 5000 N. Cumberland Ave., Chicago, IL 60656.
Interment: Thursday, April 13th, 2023, following the service, at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery- 8851 W. Higgins Rd., Chicago, IL 60631.
Please plan on attending, and please bring Local flags and tools for the services. I know, as always, you will all do Whatever It Takes to Honor, Cherish, Remember, and Salute Brother Tchoryk, his family, and his Local.
Jay Coburn, Commander
AFFI Honor Guard