July 6, 2022
Vcevold Otis Strekalovsky, 84, of Hingham, MA and Weybridge,VT, died on June 19, 2022, after a brief illness.
Born in Cambridge,MA, Vcevy was the son of Vcevold W. and Anna Otis Strekalovsky. A graduate of Milton Academy and Middlebury College, he held a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and Master of Civic Design from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Practicing from 1965 until the present, he established his own firm, now Strekalovsky Architecture, AIA, in 1978. His projects have included educational, civic, religious, mixed use, and single and multifamily residential, which have won several design awards.
An accomplished painter, he was a former President of The South Shore Art Center, The Copley Society, and The South Shore Conservatory of Music and current President of The Board of Directors of The Friends of Fenway Studios. He was also a former Trustee of DerbyAcademy and Alumni Trustee of Milton Academy and wholehearted volunter in many community endeavors.
A musician all his life, he played jazz and classical guitar, and always ready to learn more, continued to take lessons at the South Shore Conservatory. In recent years, painting trips wiith friends took him to Montana, California, Maine and Texas. An avid skier into his eighties, he loved tennis and for years, played polo in Vermont and finally, to his delight, in Argentina.
Vcevy is survived by his wife Jane, his daughters Elisabeth and son-in-law Brian Hebeisen, Katherine and son-in-law Donald Smith, Anna and son-in-law James Langeway, and grandchildren Marina Hebeisen, Nicholas and Malcolm Smith, and James Langeway, and his sister, Mary Kelsey, and brother in law John Kelsey, and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on August 13, 2022, at the Church of St. John the Evangelist in Hingham.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The South Shore Art Center or The South Shore Conservatory.