George Lewycky, a former Manhattan Wall Street Auditor and Stock Broker and a resident of the Fairmount section of Philadelphia, died on Saturday, May 12, 2018, after a short illness. He was 83.
He was born April 20, 1935 in the City of Wolodymyr-Volynsky, Volyn Oblast, Ukraine, to the famous stage actors Vera and Eugene Lewycky.
Mr. Lewycky emigrated to the United States with his mother and sister in 1950 aboard the USNS General RM Blatchford, landing in New York City on June 24, 1950; the family settled in the Logan section of Philadelphia before their move to the Fairmount section of the city.
George was a graduate of Northeast Catholic High School and earned his BA in Pre-Law at La Salle College in 1961
He served in the U.S. Army as a Specialist 4th Class during the Vietnam conflict from 1958-1960. He received a Certificate of Achievement for outstanding service and qualified as Sharpshooter with the M-14 rifle.
He then moved to New York City and worked on Wall Street as an auditor and stock broker (George worked for Drexel Burnham) for 40 years.
Upon retirement he returned to Philadelphia to take care of his mother Vera Lewycky.
Mr. Lewycky loved art in all forms but especially Ukrainian art, which he supported continuously with generous charitable donations.
His viewing will be held Friday at 9 AM at the Fletcher-Nasevich Funeral Home. Requiem Services will be sung at 10 AM. Burial, with Military Honors, will follow at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery, South Bound Brook, NJ