Albert "Big Al" Chervanik, 51, of Sunbury, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 26, 2017, at his home.
He was born Feb. 5, 1966, in Frankfurt, Germany, a son of Eleanor C. (West) Chervanik, of Sunbury, and the late Albert G. Chervanik. On Nov. 14, 1992, he married the former Melanie Attinger who survives.
Al was a 1985 graduate of Shikellamy High School and served in the Army for six years.
He was previously employed at Warshaw & Sons, Milton and Catawissa Lumber, Paxinos,. However, he was more recently known throughout the community as the bass player of the band, Jesse, and had a salvage business known as "The Junk Man".
He attended Stonington Baptist Church and knew Jesus as his Lord and Savior.
Al enjoyed music, sprint cars, and spending time with his family. Anyone who knew Al well, will remember him for his love of music and the desire to see other people laughing. He always said he was the entertainer. In the words of Big Al, himself, "Don't let me down, man". In memory of Al, please take the time to do both of these things on a regular basis: enjoy music and share laughter.
In addition to his loving wife and mother, he is survived by his daughter, Sydney Paige Chervanik, at home; two sisters, Mary Ann Chervanik, of Northumberland and Karen Staffaroni and her companion Jeffry Kremer, of Sunbury; three sisters-in-law, Jennifer and Greg Smerlick, and Beth and Bill Zeigler, all of Sunbury, and Melissa Will, of Mount Carmel; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his son, Ezra Harrison Chervanik; and three brother in-laws, Monte and Troy Attinger and Randy Will.
A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 395 State St., Sunbury, followed by the funeral at 8.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Al's memory may be made to the Stonington Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 2113 Hosta Road, Paxinos, PA 17860.
Published on June 28, 2017