Who was Rick Servocky?
Rick Servocky was the second ApologetiX drummer, playing with the band from the fall of 1993 through April 1995. However, he also filled in for us at concerts in the spring of 1993 and the summer of 1996.
Sadly, he passed away in January 2022 after being hospitalized for pneumonia and COVID.
Rick had a great sense of humor and was a very bold witness for Christ. He is survived by his wife, Dana, and their two adult sons. After retiring from ApologetiX, he operated his own successful roofing and repair business in the Pittsburgh area.
You can hear Rick's drumming on our Radical History Tour CD. The original cassette version was released in '94. We recorded it that same year at Rick's house, which was also the site of our weekly band practices during this tenure with ApologetiX.
He played on all of the tracks and is pictured on the cover and in the CD booklet. You can hear his voice in three places on that CD, shouting "dead end" at 1:02 in "(Check Out) the Book," groaning loudly as he dropped a stick (but valiantly kept playing) at 1:13 in "Not Logs Lincoln," and enthusiastically replying "Yes!" and counting us in at the beginning (0:01-0:04) of "Midnight Hour Pt. 2."
In addition, Rick played drums on the last two songs on our Isn't Wasn't Ain't CD (those songs were originally on the Radical History Tour cassette) and on seven of the songs on our Rare Not Well Done downloads.
Although he attended our 20th anniversary concert in 2012, he does not appear in the big ApX drummer roundtable discussion on our 20:20 Video DVD; other commitments prevented him from being there for the pre-concert filming.