IN MEMORY: V Rev Fr Jon Sfera (UPDATED)
[HOLLYWOOD, FL - August 23, 2013] We were notified today of the falling asleep in the Lord of V Rev Fr Jon Sfera, retired priest of Holy Cross Romanian Orthodox Church in Hollywood, FL. At this point in time, the funeral arrangements have not yet been finalized, so we will update this announcement as soon as we have all of the details.
Jon Sfera was born on September 12, 1947, in Marghita, Yugoslavia. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1990. He received his education in Yugoslavia and Romania. He completed his theological studies at the Theological Seminary, Sremski Karlovci, Yugoslavia (1968) and the Theological Institute in Sibiu, Romania (1972).
In 1976, he married Petra Boronka, and in the same year was ordained into the Holy Diaconate and Priesthood by Metropolitan Nestor (Serverineanul) of Craiova. He served the parishes in Alibunar, Serbia (1976-1977) and Toracul Mare (Begejci), Yugoslavia (1977-1990). From 1990-2011, he served Holy Cross Parish, Hollywood, FL. He retired in 2011.
Condolences to his Preoteasa Petra, and children, Fr. Silvius and family, and Silvia and family. May God forgive him and give him rest, and may his memory be eternal!
UPDATE - Service Schedule: Wednesday, August 28, Wake Service (Saracusta) will be held at Holy Cross Romanian Orthodox Church, 6232 Fillmore St, Hollywood FL 33024 at 7 pm. Thursday, August 29, Divine Liturgy at 8 am, followed by Funeral Service for a Priest starting at approximately 10:00 am.