Memory Eternal: + Archpriest Herman Schick (UPDATED)

The DEEPEST SYMPATHY of all the clergy and faithful of the Diocese is extended to Matushka Cynthia Schick, her son George and daughter Elizabeth, and all their family, on falling asleep in the Lord of beloved husband and father, + the Archpriest Herman Schick. 

Archpriest Herman Schick reposed in the Lord on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at the Loretto Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Syracuse, New York, at the age of 68.

Archpriest Herman was born Warren Schick in New Jersey and married Cynthia Ewsuk of Elmira Heights, New York. He attended college at Concordia University and then studied at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in Crestwood, NY, graduating in 1987.

Upon graduation and ordination to the Holy Priesthood, Father Herman served Saint Martin Chapel at West Point Military Academy, NY; St. Panteleimon Church, Summit, IL; Protection of the Holy Virgin Mary Church, Royalton, IL; Nativity of the Virgin Mary Chapel, Buckner, IL; the Church of the Holy Transfiguration, Pearl River, NY; and St. George Church, Buffalo, NY.

Archpriest Herman is warmly remembered by fellow seminarians, brother clergy and parishioners. His humble and joyous personality was experienced by the many faithful people who were touched by his ministry.

Archpriest Herman is survived by his wife, Matushka Cynthia (Ewsuk); children Elizabeth (Yu) Seimiya of Japan and George Schick of Buffalo, NY; brother-in-law John Ewsuk of Canada; sisters-in-law Sandra and Victoria Ewsuk of Elmira Heights, NY; and nephew Zachary of Elmira Heights, NY.

Family and friends are welcome to attend the memorial services for Fr. Herman at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 855 South Goodman Street, Rochester, NY. The Service for the Burial of a Priest will be celebrated on Thursday, March 21 at 6:00 P.M. The Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts with the Prayers for the Departed will be celebrated on Friday, March 22 at 10:00 A.M. Interment will take place at Westside Cemetery, Chili, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, Rochester, NY.

“Grant rest eternal in blessed repose with the Saints, O Lord, to the soul of Thy newly-departed servant, the ever-to-be-remembered + Archpriest Herman, who has fallen asleep in the Lord; and may his memory be eternal!”

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