A Prayer for the Departed Members of our Church Family
Christ our eternal King and God, You have destroyed death and the devil by Your Cross and have restored man to life by Your Resurrection; give rest, Lord, to the soul of Your servants who have fallen asleep, in Your Kingdom, where there is no pain, sorrow or suffering. In Your goodness and love for all men, pardon all the sins committed in thought word or deed, for there is no man or woman who lives and sins not, You only are without sin.
For You are the Resurrection, the Life, and Repose of Your servants who departed this life, O Christ our God; and to You do we send up glory with Your Eternal Father and Your All-holy, Good and Life-creating Spirit; both now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen
Nadja Choroszylow 1930 - 2023
Irondequoit: Born August 16th, 1930 in the village of Popivka, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine. Nadja passed away Friday, July 7, 2023 at the age 92. Pre-deceased by her husband of nearly 70 years, Pawlo; her son, Ewan and her grandson, Adam. She is survived by her daughter, Nadja (Ed) Steve; grandchildren, Paul, Alexandra and Erin; daughter-in-law, Laurie. Nadja was a founding member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church. She immigrated to this country with hopes and dreams of a good life with the love of her life, Pawlo. She made sacrifices working hard to ensure a better life for her children and grandchildren. She will be remembered for being a loving wife, mother and grandmother, an incredible cook and baker, who enjoyed life and being with her family. Her family will receive friends Tuesday, July 11, 4-7pm at the funeral home (570 Kings Highway So.). Panachyda 6:30pm. Friends are invited to meet the family Wednesday, July 12, 11:00 am at St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church for her Divine Liturgy. Interment Webster Union Cemetery.
May 16, 1932 - July 26, 2022
Tuesday, July 26th, 2022 peacefully surrounded by members of her family at the age of 90. Predeceased by her husband, Gregory Wansha; son, Michael Wansha. Survived by her sons, John (Deborahlyn) and Nicholas (Michelle) Wansha; 8 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; nephews, and other relatives in both the Unite States and Ukraine.
Friends are welcome Friday, July 29th from 5-8pm at the Michael R. Yackiw Funeral Home 1650 Empire Blvd. Panakhyda at 7pm. Barbara's Funeral Liturgy will be held Saturday, July 30th 10am at St. Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church (3176 St. Paul Blvd) Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to ROCMAIDAN.org
At age 34, on Saturday, June 25th, after 5.5 years of showing us what the word fight meant, Eric jumped in his canoe headed to Heaven, finally able to throw cancer overboard and be carried away on rippling waters. We know he is welcomed in Heaven by loving family and his old friend Charlie, his first dog. Eric was a graduate of Fabius-Pompey High School, earned a bachelor degree from RIT and went on to become the Buffalo Branch Manager for Ferguson Enterprises. He spent many summers at his family’s lake house on the island with his family and friends; memories he cherished deeply. His biggest passions were canoeing, being on his farm, time with his wife and kids, his family, and bringing positivity and a smile to everyone he could.
Eric inspired hope and he leaves behind his wife of nearly 11 years Roxanne LaManna; son Alex; daughter Anya; parents Jerry LaManna and Sue LaManna; grandmother Helen Case; brother Jacob (Sarah); nephews Lukas and Andrew, and his sister Kaylee. He also leaves many more nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Calling hours will be Thursday, June 30, 4-7 pm at James R Gray Funeral Home, 1530 Buffalo Rd, Rochester, NY 14624. Funeral services Friday July 1 at 10 am at St. Mary The Protectress, Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 3176 St Paul Blvd, Rochester, NY 14617. Interment will follow at Westside Memorial Gardens in Chili. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to the Leukemia Research Foundation.
Valerie K. Foley 1956 - 2022
Fairport, NY. Valerie passed away on Monday, March 28, 2022. She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence J. Foley, parents, Gregor and Kateryna (Lilitka) Kuschtsch and several aunts and uncles. Valerie is survived by her brother, Victor (Litsa) Kuschtsch and a sister, Lydia St. Denis. Nephews, Victor Kuschtsch, Gregory Kuschtsch and Thomas St. Denis. Nieces, Katherine Kuschtsch, and Olivia St. Denis.
Valerie was retired from the US Postal Service with over 30 years of dedicated services. In her free time, Valerie enjoyed reading, traveling and especially the time she spent with her family, friends and her dog Thumper. Friends are invited to attend her Divine Liturgy at St. Mary's Orthodox Church, 3176 St. Paul Blvd., on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 10 A.M. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery.
Brian J. Gridley 1934 – 2022
Rochester - Passed away on January 26, 2022 at the age of 88.
Predeceased by his parents, Jack & Dorothy Gridley; sister, Pamela Willsmore; sister-in-law, Kateryna Greene. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Halyna Gridley; children, Jason (Megan) Gridley, Sonya (Keith) Peterfreund, & Tatiana (Rob) Wallner; grandchildren, Jett, Gage, Trey, & Myles Peterfreund, Tyler & Chase Wallner; nieces & cousins in England. Brian was an amazing man living through his 88th Birthday. He was always an active, caring, and loving husband, dad, papa, father-in-law, brother-in-law, and friend to many. He would have given you the shirt off his back if need be. He was a generous man who gave his whole heart to his family, always putting them first. We do know that Brian is now in a place above the sky and the clouds where he belongs.
Family will receive friends 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 2636 Ridgeway Avenue. His Divine Liturgy will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, February 3, 2022 at St. Mary The Protectress Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, 3176 St Paul Blvd. Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, 1133 Mt. Hope Ave.
Dmitri V Soulik November 15, 1934 - November 13, 2021
Rochester - Saturday, November 13th, 2021 at the age of 86. Survived by his wife Katherine Soulik; sons, Victor (Vera) and Alexander (Marina) Sulik; grandchildren, Sergei, Marina, Andrew and Dmitriy.
Friends are welcome Monday, November 15th from 4-7pm (Panakhyda 6:30pm) at the Michael R. Yackiw Funeral Home 1650 Empire Blvd. His Funeral Liturgy will be held Tuesday, November 16th 10am at St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Interment Riverside Cemetery.
Lew Skic May 4, 1924 - August 24, 2021
Our beloved father and grandfather went home to be with the LORD on August 24, 2021. He was born in Ukraine in 1924. He will always be remembered for his kind spirit and firm hand. Lew retired from Lightning Mixing Equipment Co. Survived by his son, Eugene (Joy) Skic, daughter Elizabeth Werner, grandson Gregory Werner, nephews George (Esther) Skic, Victor Skic, niece Olga (Michael) Sawuk and many nieces and nephews in Ukraine. He was predeceased by his former wife, Anna Skic and his brother Walter Skic of New Jersey.
Friends are welcome Thursday, September 2nd from 4-7pm at the Michael R. Yackiw Funeral Home, 1650 Empire Blvd. Panachyda at 6:30pm. Lew's Divine Liturgy will be held Friday, September 3rd 10AM at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 3176 St. Paul Blvd. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery.
Anton Temschenko Greece: Sunday, May 16, 2021 at the age of 87. Predeceased by his wife, Marilyn. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Temschenko; daughters, Lelia (Stephen) Zelazny, and Halya (Bobby Sutton) Temschenko; step sons, Walter (Shanna), Paul, and Mark Latiuk; grandchildren, Samuel Farina, Madilyn and Charles Zelazny, Jacob, Olivia, and Eden Latiuk; brother, Jim Temschenko; sisters, Mitzi (Joe) Merino, Barbara (Alex) Dyga, and Helen Kawyn; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Born June 2, 1933, Anton was a loving, passionate, benevolent father, husband, brother and grandfather. Known by friends and family as “Dido” or “The Boss,” Anton enjoyed a life of adventure and faith. After being born in Ukraine, Anton fled to Austria during the 1940’s to escape the Russians during World War II. As someone who thought outside the box, Anton made a living as a teenager doing odd jobs in Austria including selling shoes. He also built his own bicycle and loved to walk up and down the streets of Villach, where several local stores/restaurants were established by other immigrants. In 1955, Anton boarded a steamship the General WC Langfitt where he traveled to the United States. He found his home in Rochester, NY with several of his other family members that came from over seas and was one of the original members of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Anton began working at General Motors as well as starting his own upholstery business (Temco Dinette) on North Clinton Avenue in the city of Rochester. Due to his creative nature, Anton won several of GM’s prestigious innovator awards for various devices that he created to help save the company money. His upholstery business completed quite a few jobs in the community including the seats for the golf carts at Deerfield country club. While working to recover furniture, he always used to say “measure twice, cut once.” Anton loved to be outside and loved animals, cows being one of his favorites. While his family meant everything to him, Anton was always generous, willing to give a stranger the shirt off of his back. With the positive impact Anton made on people, it made him not just an individual light in the dark, but a city of lights that brightened the entire sky.
Wolodymyr Pylyshenko 1934 - 2021 Irondequoit: Monday, February 8, 2021 at the age of 86, due to Covid-19. Pre-deceased by his brother in Siberia, Oleksander Pylyshenko. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Irma Töpper Pylyshenko; daughters and son-in-laws, Orysia Pylyshenko and Andrew Webber, Katja Kolcio and Bohdan Kolcio; grandchildren, Nastia Webber, Zenon and Axel Kolcio; sister-in-law, Inge White; and his first wife Slava Vitkovitsky Pylyshenko. Mirko, born in 1934 in Volyn, Ukraine; lived as a child in displaced person camps in Germany during the war; immigrated to Rochester, NY in 1949 with his parents. He completed his university education at Rochester Institute of Technology and lived most of his years in Brockport on his farm on the Erie Canal. He taught art at SUNY Brockport and at other Rochester universities over 36 years. An artist, educator, human rights activist, archivist and community leader, Mirko served the Ukrainian community of Rochester with enthusiasm and dedication. He was active in the St. Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, Plast Ukrainian Scouting Organization, and the Rochester Ukrainian Federal Credit Union, where he was director of the library and served on the Board of Directors. His collections of Ukrainian books are held at the Credit Union, the University of Rochester, and the Central Library in Dnipro, Ukraine. A fearless young academician in the early days of travels behind the Iron Curtain (1970s), he took his wife and children all the way to Central Asia, searching and finding long lost family members in Soviet Ukraine. With his wife Irma, Mirko collected and brought to the West treasures of folk art, encouraging exchanges of people and art between West and East. He was appointed by President Jimmy Carter to serve as an advisor to the Human Rights Committee in 1980. He opened up exchanges of scholars, himself teaching at the Moscow University (1979) and Kyiv Mohyla Academy (1996). His love of scouting helped to reawaken the scouting movement in Ukraine. Mirko gifted his own library of 15,000 Ukrainian books printed in the West during the 50 years of communist rule to a library in Dnipro, a major city in Eastern Ukraine. When he retired from the State University of New York, Brockport Art Department as Professor Emeritus he became fully engaged in creating the Ukrainian Rochester Collection – a history of the Ukrainian community in Rochester which is housed and publicly available at the University of Rochester Rare Book and Archive Collection. Mirko Pylyshenko was a beloved son, brother, uncle, husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was larger than life and lived each day with passion, energy, curiosity and purpose. Mirko enjoyed lively conversation, good food, poetry, art, singing and his own library of Ukrainian books. He found purpose and a calling in serving others. More than anything, Mirko was devoted to his family and his friends, finding no greater joy than being surrounded by those he most loved and cherished. Mirko will be missed but never forgotten. Vichnaya Pamyat'. Due to Covid-19, a private funeral service was held at St. Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church. Private interment was held at St. Andrew's Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery. A memorial gathering to celebrate Mirko's life is being planned for the future when family and friends can safely assemble. Memorial donations may be directed to Plast Conference Inc.: In memory of Mirko Pylyshenko, for Eastern and Southern Ukraine. Please mail checks to: Bohdan Sawycky, 297 Clarksville Rd. West Windsor, NJ 08550-1413. (The donation will be tax deductible. A thank you letter and tax donation receipt will be mailed the next day after receipt of the check.).
Odarka Spycia "Dorothy" 1953 – 2021
Rochester: Passed away on January 7th, 2021 at the age of 67 at home surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her parents, Wasyl and Anna Spycia. She is survived by her Siblings, Olga (Jerry) Fedorchuk and Greg (Laura) Spycia; niece, Christine, nephews, Steven and Gregory; cousins, Walter (Lidia), Valentina, Yuri and special friends Leanne and many others. Private Inurnment at Riverside Cemetery
Eugen Loj 1935 - 2020
Spencerport: Passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at the age of 85. Eugen is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Maria; two daughters, Tamara and Katherine; his granddaughter, Alexandra; his sister-in-law Mary; and nephews Eugene and Mark.
Eugen was born August 25, 1935, in the Ukraine. He emigrated to America in 1957 through Germany and Brazil. On September 3, 1961 he married Maria Fesenko in Trenton, NY. Eugen was very proud of his Ukrainian heritage, was an avid gardener, and a passionate soccer enthusiast.
No prior calling hours. Eugen's Divine Liturgy will be held Friday, December 18, 10:00 am at St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Mary's Church.
Adam Homicz 1932 - 2020
Webster: Peacefully, on Friday, October 16, 2020 at the age of 87. Pre-deceased by his wife, Alla. He is survived by his only daughter, Tammy "Tamara" Schickler and son-in-law, Carlos Dachary; his two granddaughters, Natasha and her husband, Aleksandrs Zadins, and Alexandra Schickler.
His family will receive friends Monday, October 19, 4-7 pm at the funeral home (570 Kings Highway So.). Panachyda 6:00 pm. Friends are invited to meet the family Tuesday, October 20, 10:00 am at St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church for his Divine Liturgy. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Kathryn Koly August 4, 1936 - August 7, 2020
Kathryn Koly Irondequoit: Friday, August 7, 2020 at the age of 84. Predeceased by her sister, Nadia; and brother Ted Pobywajlo. She is survived by her daughter, Lydia (Bobby) Holler; son, Jerry Koly; granddaughter, Brittany Vess; great grandchildren, Alani & Analiese; sister, Anne Francisco; brothers, Walter and Nick Pobywajlo; nieces, Janet Calabrese and Irene Polito and many other family members. Kathryn's graveside service will be held, Monday, August 10th at 11:30am at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Kateryna "Kathy" Greene 1950 - 2020
Fairport: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at the age of 69. Predeceased by her parents, Iwan & Maria Sochan. She is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Dexter; sister, Halyna (Brian) Gridley; niece, Sonya (Keith) Peterfreund; nephew, Jason (Megan) Gridley; niece, Tatiana (Rob) Wallner; great nephews, Jett, Gage, Trey, Myles, Tyler, Chase; sister-in-law, Amelia (Tom) Scott; brother-in-law, Larry (Jane) Greene.
Kathy will be remembered as a devoted wife, a loving sister and a compassionate Aunt. She will mostly be remembered for her warmth, kindness and generosity.
Her passions were dancing, cooking, baking, gardening and shopping for others. She enjoyed being a wife, spending time with her family, traveling and volunteering in the kitchen at church. Kathy and Dexter especially enjoyed motorcycling and camping across the United States and Canada.
Kathy was born in 1950 in Traunstein Bavaria and immigrated to New York City in 1952. At age of 5, Kathy developed the love for dancing and performed all over the city at churches and other venues. She studied ballet at The Eastman School and enjoyed performing for 15 years as a ballerina. She had a 19 year career at Bausch and Lomb supporting international expansion. Then she supported Dexter's career as his domestic goddess. She became a Great Aunt to 6 great nephews and loved spending as much time as she could with them.
Kathy's Divine Liturgy will be held Monday, July 13th, 10:00am at St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Face masks are required. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Wilmot Cancer Institute, 300 East River Road, P.O. Box 278996, Rochester, NY 14627.
John Dyga 1940 - 2020
Rochester: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at the age of 79. He is survived by his brother, Alex (Barbara) Dyga;niece, Katherine Dyga; nephew, Paul Dyga; several cousins. John was a graduate of Edison Tech and a veteran of the US Army during the Vietnam War.
Friends are invited to meet the family Saturday, June 27, 10:00 am at St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church for his Divine Liturgy. Interment Riverside Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church. 3176 St. Paul Blvd. Rochester, New York,
Edward O. Machonkin, Born in Kiev, Ukraine on January 2, 1938 – Hilton, NY May 22, 2020
Predeceased by his parents, Anna and Fedir Machonkin. Passed away at age 82. Survived by his Beloved Wife, Julie Machonkin of 56 years, ; his daughter, Tatiana (David) Calabria; son, Michael (Heather) Machonkin; his grandchildren, Isabella Rose Machonkin, Kayla Jae Machonkin, Antonio Torres; brother, Harold (Mary Ann) Machonkin; his nephews, Richard (Nancy) Machonkin, Timothy (Amy) Machonkin;his sister-in-law, Violetta Moroz; his niece, Larissa Swirski (Todd Osborn); many dear friends.
Anyone who knew Eddie knew he lived his life to the fullest. Enjoying people, music, travel, soccer, and vodka! He came to America from Kiev with his family when he was a child. He was able to find work using his musical talents to perform his accordion when he was just a young boy. With his love of music he earned his bachelor’s Degree from SUNY Fredonia and his master’s from the Eastman School of Music which led him to become a Music Teacher with the Rochester City School District for 26 years. If you had the pleasure of being in his class or seeing him in action you might remember him marching around his room leading his kids with his singing and accordion playing. His enthusiasm and cheerful personality were infectious. You may have had the pleasure of attending a performance by one of his student choruses or of his band at a variety of public events as well as private parties and the Ukrainian festival.
Due to the present circumstances with Covid 19, we are unable to have more than 10 people attend his services and pay their respects. As you are probably aware, Ed suffered from Alzheimer’s for years. If you would like, we would ask that in lieu of flowers please donate any amount of money here to be given to the Alzheimer’s Association. Hopefully one day they can find a cure for this terrible disease. Thank You, The Machonkin Family.
Pawlo Choroszylow 1920 - 2020
Irondequoit - Born July 12, 1920 in Mykolaivka, Dnipropetrovsk Region, Ukraine. Pawlo passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at the age of 99 surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his son, Ewan and grandson, Adam. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Nadja; daughter, Nadja (Ed) Steve; daughter-in-law, Laurie; grandchildren, Paul, Alexandra and Erin.
Pawlo was a founding member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church. He was a graduate of the University of Rochester and valued educating his children and grandchildren. He will be remembered for being a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed life and being with his family.
All services will be held in private. Interment Webster Union Cemetery.
Irondequoit - Peacefully on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at the age of 99. Pre-deceased by her husband, Ivan; sons, Victor & Walter; and son-in-law, Victor. She is survived by her daughter, Luba Boland; daughter-in-law, Linda Latiuk; grandchildren: Lia (Eric) Williams, Amanda (Jesse Warren) Boland, Alexandra (Walter) Sanders, Erik (Shileyn) Latiuk, Rachel (Joey) Capozzi, Lara (Scott) Latiuk-Laging, Walter John (Shanna Piacente) Latiuk, Paul Latiuk, and Mark Latiuk; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Jake, Eden, Dylan, Madeline, Nickolas, Elden, Eliana, Jonathan and Oliver. "Love follows us, no matter how far."
No prior calling hours. Maria's Divine Liturgy will be held on Monday, December 9th, 10:00 am at St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Interment Riverside Cemetery.
Rochester: Unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at the age of 66. Pre-deceased by his wife, Maria; parents, Vasily & Vera. Anatoly is survived by his sister, Helen Szawranskyj; nieces and nephews, Peter, Anna, Natalya, and Paul (Solvi) Szawranskyj, Volodymyr (Ivanna) Palij, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Ziouna, Oksana, Vira, Roman and Anton; many great nieces and great nephews; Yuliya, Khrystyna, Madeleine, Melissa, Melania, Adam, Alexandra; God son, Ivan Palij; many friends and family in U.S. and Ukraine.
His family will receive friends Thursday, December 5, 6-7pm at the funeral home (570 Kings Highway So.), Panachyda 7pm. His Divine Liturgy will be held Friday, December 6, 10:00am at St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
1928 - 2019
Irondequoit: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at the age of 91. Pre-deceased by her husband, Wasil; brothers, Gregory, Petro, Ivan, and Nykola. She is survived by her daughters, Nadia (John) Luchanko, Katharina (John) Hariaczyi; grandchildren, Larissa (Michael) Sculley, Tanya (Jimmy) Stack, Sonia (Sean) Burns, Dimitrius, Alexander & Nicholas Hariaczyi; great grandchildren, Zachary & Ryan Sculley, Tyler & Julia Stack, and Aidan Burns; and family in Ukraine.
Her Divine Liturgy was held Monday, October 21st, 10:00am at St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Rochester - Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Suddenly but peacefully, surrounded by love, her story came to an end just after sunset at the age of 88. Predeceased by her parents, Iwan and Daria, brother Fred, and grandson Christopher. She is survived by her loving and devoted family; daughter, Olga and Gary (Karwowski), daughter Lucy and Stan (Martucci) (Prytyskach), son Alex and Kathy (Kuscht). Grandchildren: Lucien, Mark, Mischa, Nick, Kristina, Corey, and Steven. Anna is also survived by her beloved sister Waleria Skrypka, her brother Nick and Mary Kompanijec, several extraordinary nieces and nephews, extended family, and many friends that she also adored.
Anna was born June 5, 1930 in Barvenkovo (Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine). During WWII she and her family were forced to leave Ukraine to Germany where she worked for farmers for several years. She then lived with members of her family in "Camp Ohio" (a camp for Displaced Persons in Burgdorf, Germany), where forced laborers, war refugees and families lived. It was there that she met the family of her future husband, Stefan. After liberation of the Camp, the road to America was long and with many challenges. She lived in Brazil and later immigrated to the United States where she finally settled and raised her family in Rochester, NY. She was an active lifelong member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Sisterhood, and Church Choir for over 50 years. She was a past member of the Surma Choir, participated in plays, loved to crochet & embroider, garden and enjoyed trips to the casino.
Our family will receive friends Friday (May 17th) 3-7 pm at Vay-Schleich and Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road. Panachyda, Ukrainian Prayer Service at 7:00 PM. Her Divine Liturgy will be held Saturday (May 18th) 10:00 am at St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church (3176 St. Paul Blvd). Interment Mount Hope Cemetery. Contributions may be made to St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church in her memory.
Harrisburg, PA - After a protracted battle with cancer, Viktor Schimko, died peacefully at home in Harrisburg, PA, on December 30, 2017. He was predeceased by his father Konstantin Schimko and his mother Erika Schimko; and survived by his wife, Diana, sisters Anne (Wasyl) Kornylo and Nadia Browne, nieces Krista (Kornylo) Duong, Erika Browne, Tonya (Kornylo) Fabrizio, Whitney Browne, nephew Mackenzie Browne and godson Konstantin Duong. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews on his wife Diana's side of the family. In addition, he leaves behind many special friends.
( January 31, 1919 - September 03, 2017 )
Webster: Passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at the age of 98. Pre-deceased by her husband Vasily. Beloved mother of Helen (late husband William) Szawranskyj, Anatoly Medianik (late wife Maria). Loving grandmother to Peter (Rene), Anna (Rich), Natalia, Paul (Solvi): great-grandmother, Alicia, Lindsey (Jack), Sean, Madeleine, Melissa, Melania, Alexandra, Adam, great-great-grandmother, Taylianna, Deion, Bentley, Bailynn, Brylie, and Brystol.
Rochester: Friday, February 3, 2017. She is survived by her loving husband of 19 years, Anatoly Medianik; siblings, Zuna Palij, Oksana (Rizard) Polishchuk-Lada, Vira (Mykola) Kazmirchuk, Anton (Yaroslava) Kobzei & Family, Roman (Zoya) Kobzei & Family all of Ukraine; mother-in-law, Vera Medianik; sister-in-law, Helen Szawranskiy; godson, Volodymyr (Ivanna) Palij; great nieces & great nephew, Yulia, Khrystyna & Ivan; family and friends in United States & Ukraine.
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Aug. 20, 2017
Pasha Andrijenko 1921 - 2017
Irondequoit: Passed away peacefully on Friday, March 10, 2017 at the age of 95. Pre-deceased by her husband Wasyl. Beloved mother of Mekola (Marie) Andrijenko, Katya (Theo) Katana, Halya (Bill) Napoli & Wasyl (Suzanne) Andrijenko; loving grandmother to Kristie (Mike) Andruela, Lori (Paul) Kirsch, Bill Napoli & Ben Napoli; great grandmother to Olivia Marie Kirsch.
After her life was disrupted by World War II, Pasha emigrated to the US devoting her life to her family, her Ukrainian heritage and St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church, where as an active member of the sisterhood she taught Ukrainian School for many years. Her kind, loving presence and beautiful flower gardens will be remembered by many.
A special thank you to the residents and staff of Grand Vie and St. John’s Green House Homes for their loving care and companionship.
Calling Hours will be held Friday 4-7pm at the funeral home (570 Kings Hwy S.) Panachyda 6:30pm. Friends are invited to meet the family Saturday 11am at St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church for her Divine Liturgy. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be directed to St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 3176 St. Paul Blvd. 14617. To share a memory or send the family a condolence, please visit www.harrisfuneralhome.com
Stephanie W. Mostensky
Stephanie W. Mostensky 1928-2016:
Pittsford: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the age of 87. Predeceased by her husband, Boris. Stephanie is survived by her daughters, Nadine (Gary) Wahl, Michalene (Bob) Boggs, JoAnn (Frank) Candilora; grandchildren, Alison, Lindsay & Grant; 3 great-grandchildren; sisters, Zena & Helen; brother, Andrew and several nieces and nephews. She met her husband in church in Belgium at the end of WWII. She was a proud American citizen and lived with a grateful, joyful spirit. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Travis Manion Foundation for Veterans (www.travismanion.org). Interment White Haven Memorial Park.
Luba R. Kippola
Kippola, Luba R. Fairport: Sunday, July 17, 2016. Predeceased by her husband Francis; father, Kyrylo Riabokobyla and her sister, Nadia Riabokobyla. Luba is survived by her nephews, Marc (Sandy) Arnold, Philip Arnold; great-nephew, Ryan Arnold; great-nieces, Amanda Arnold and Kimberly Arnold. No prior visitation. Friends are invited to meet the family Friday 10:00 am at St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church (3176 St. Paul Blvd.) for her Divine Liturgy. Entombment Riverside Cemetery.
Tabinsky, Antonie Irondequoit: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at the age of 92. Pre-deceased by her husband, Andrij. She is survived by children, Switlana Kultschizky, Olga (Brian Williams) Tabinsky, Michael A. Tabinsky, Victor Tabinsky; grandchildren, Natalia (Jeff) Weirich, Tania Benedict, Kaitlyn, Nicholas, Austin, Sara; great grandchildren, Joshua Weirich, Travis & Brieana Benedict; great great granddaughter, Lilah Benedict. Her family will receive friends Monday 4:00pm - 7:00pm at the funeral home (570 Kings Hwy South). Panachyda 6:30pm. Friends are invited to meet the family Tuesday 10:00am at St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church for her Divine Liturgy. Interment Riverside Cemetery.
Greece: March 12, 2016, age 76. Predeceased by her husband, Vasily. She leaves her children, Walter (Lidiya) Jurczenko, Valentina Gagliano and Yuri; many nieces, nephews and special friends. She was a tireless worker for the church and will be sorely missed by the congregation. May she find a well deserved rest in heaven.
Rochester: Peacefully on October 7, 2016. Predeceased by her beloved parents Anna and Fedir. Survived by her sister Tatiana, cousins, family in Ukraine and loving friends Lana, Mary and Joanie. At a young age, Nina was proficient in several languages. A degree in French from Bradley University paved the way for her career as a French language and literature teacher. Her passion for travel and knowledge of multiple languages led her to a career in travel.
Nina possessed a "joie de vivre" even while enduring numerous medical problems. She will be remembered for her cultural interests in music, the arts and gardening. Special gratitude to Dr. Alfred Malomo for his astute and compassionate care.
Contributions may be made to St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church or ElderONE.
Friends are invited to her Panachyda Wednesday 9:30 am at the funeral home, followed by her Divine Liturgy 10:00 am St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Interment Riverside Cemetery. Contributions may be made to St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church or ElderONE.
Alexandra "Sonia" Struk
ALEXANDRA "Sonia" STRUK (January 10, 2015)
At the age of 97. Pre-deceased by her husbands, Wasyl Nekrotiuk and Roman Struk. Sonia is survived by her children, Nina (Archie) Kallaur and Walter (Gail) Nichols; grandchildren, Lisa (Brian) Schick, Larry Kallaur and Paul (Emily) Kallaur; great grandchildren, Nathan, Olivia, Samuel and Lara; family in Ukraine. (Photo unavailable)
KATERYNA KUSCHTSCH (February 25, 2015)
Predeceased by her husband Gregor Kutschtsch. She is survived by her children, Valerie Foley, Victor (Litsa), Lydia St. Denis; grandchildren, Victor, Gregory & Katherine Kuschtsch, Olivia & Thomas St. Denis; sisters, Valentina Bugliosi & Luda (Nick) Labash; many nieces and nephews.
KOZLENKO, WANDA (Anastasia) (May 26, 2015)
Webster: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 at age 89. A much loved and cherished wife, mother and grandmother. Predeceased by her husband, Dimitri; and daughters, Oksana and Olga. She is survived by her devoted daughter, Lillian (Edward) Kozlenko Dabrowny; son, John (Katherina) Hariaczyi; grandchildren, Natalie, Sonya, Nicholas, Dmitrik, Alexander, Nicholas, Errika, Jarinda and Roberto. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Oksana in Ukraine; other relatives and many friends.
Her family will receive friends on THURSDAY 4-7 PM (Panakhyda 7 PM) at the funeral home, 1650 Empire Blvd., Webster. On FRIDAY, please join her family at St. Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 3176 St. Paul Blvd. at 10 AM for her Funeral Service. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Please visit www.yackiwfuneralhome.com to share a memory or leave a condolence.
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Hilton, NY 14468
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Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on May 27, 2015
POLINA CHOROSHYLIW (January 27, 1927 ~ February 16, 2015)
Predeceased by her husband Andy Choroshyliw. She is survived by her children, Nicholas (Susan) Choroshyliw, Peter Choroshyliw and Lana (Jeff) Baker; grandchildren, Nichole Choroshyliw, Melanie (John) Nardozzi, Andre and Zachart O'Neil; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Emily Nardozzi, niece, Raisa Valletta and nephew John Procyk.
ALLA DEMYDENKO (May 2015) Alla passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by her husband, Thomas Jonathan Carpenter; parents, Ludmyla & Illa Demydenko. She is survived by her loving son, Jonathan Mark Demydenko Carpenter. Alla is a direct descendent of Lesya Ukrainka and also the Drahomanov Family.
Ludmila Kowaluk (Linda)
Kowaluk, Ludmila ("Linda") 1924-2015
PETER FRANCHUK (January 10, 2014)
Survived by his wife of 43 years, Sang Yong; sons, William (Tamara) Franchuk, Nicholas (Becky) Franchuk; daughter, Vera (Aaron) Maslow; 16 grandchildren; brothers, John (Karen), Martin Franchuk; nephews. Peter was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and Kodak retiree of 33 years.
WILLIAM SZAWRANSKYJ (July 22, 2014)
At age 67, on his 47th wedding anniversary. Predeceased by his parents, Michael & Elizabeth. He is survived by his wife, Helen; 4 children, Peter (Rene), Anna (Rich), Natalie (Dave) Vormwald and Paul (Solvi); grandchildren, Alicia, Lindsey, Jack, Sean, Madeleine, Melissa, Alexandra, Adam and Melania; 4 great-grandchildren, Taylianna, Deion, Bentley and Bailynn; mother-in-law, Vera Medianik; brother-in-law, Anatoly (Maria) Medianik; and family in Ukraine.
ANNA SKIC (November 20, 2014)
Rochester: Formerly of North Port, FL. Mrs. Skic is survived by her son, Eugene (Joy) Skic; daughter, Elizabeth Werner; grandson, Lance Corporal Gregory Werner, USMC; former husband, Lew Skic; many nieces and nephews in Ukraine; and many friends in North Port, FL.
WALTER LATIUK (March 16, 2014)
At the age of 74. Predeceased by his father, Ivan; brother, Victor. He is survived by his mother, Maria; sons, Walter (Shanna), Paul, Mark Latiuk and their mother, Kathy Temchenko; grandchildren, Jacob, Olivia, Eden Latiuk; sister, Luba Boland; sister in law, Linda Latiuk; nieces & nephews.
ALEXANDER LOJ (October 11, 2014)
At age 69, of North Hutchinson Island, Florida. Formerly of Greece, NY
PETER PROZIK (December 1, 2014)
Predeceased by his parents Gregory and Olena Prozik. Mr. Prozik is survived by his beloved wife of 72 year, Katia Scherbina Prozik, sons Peter (Diane) Prozik, Jr, and Bohdan (Josephine) Prozik; grandsons Peter (Tricia) Prozik, Jr, and Andrew (Christine) Prozik; great granddaughters Kaylee, Savannah, and Natalia Prozik.