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
Anna Kuscht "Bunia"
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.
Her cherished family was her greatest joy and no words can express how much our "Bunia" will be missed.
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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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.