Shikellamy Administrator Ted Andrewlevich Has Died

SUNBURY – A long-time Shikellamy School District administrator has died. Ted Andrewlevich died Tuesday, he was 82.

Andrewlevich was well-known as the scoreboard operator at Shikellamy athletic events for more than 50 years.

He also drew praise for his singing of the national anthem before Shikellamy sporting events and at the Sunbury American Legion Veterans Day events. Andrewlevich was also invited to sing the anthem at Bucknell University, various minor league baseball stadiums across the region, and even before a Philadelphia Phillies game at the former Veteran Stadium.

John Gotaskie worked with Andrewlevich as an administrator for over 30 years says Andrewlevich always lived by the US Marine motto, ‘God, Family, County’ and was a ‘truly genuine’ person who always put students first and made sure to publicize their accomplishments.

Former Shikellamy teacher and current Shikellamy football and basketball broadcaster Dave Ritchie knew Andrewlevich since he was a fifth grader, calling him ‘one of a kind,’ and a ‘true mentor to all of us.’ He also called Andrewlevich a ‘Shikellamy Brave inside and out’ despite being born in Mount Carmel.

During his retirement, Andrewlevich stayed in education, as the principal of the former St. Monica’s Catholic School in Sunbury and was an active community member.

Andrewlevich is survived by his wife Cindy, six children, and 11 grandchildren.

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