St Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church
3176 St Paul Blvd
Rochester, NY 14617-3433

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

2021 Vichnaya Pamyat _Eternal Memory

Wolodymyr
Wolodymyr "Mirko" Pylyshenko
Wolodymyr "Mirko" Pylyshenko

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.).

2021 Vichnaya Pamyat _Eternal Memory

Odarka Spycia
Odarka Spycia
Odarka Spycia

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

 

2020 Vichnaya Pamyat _Eternal Memory

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.

Vichnaya Pamyat 2020

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.

Vichnaya Pamyat 2020

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.

Vichnaya Pamyat 2020

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.

Vichnaya Pamyat 2020

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,

Vichnaya Pamyat 2020

Edward Machonkin
Edward Machonkin
Edward Machonkin

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.

Vichnaya Pamyat 2020

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.

2019 Vichnaya Pamyat _Eternal Memory

Maria Latiuk

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.

2019 Vichnaya Pamyat _Eternal Memory

Anatoly Medianik

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.

2019 Vichnaya Pamyat _Eternal Memory

Anna Pedosiuk

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.

2019 Vichnaya Pamyat _Eternal Memory

Anna "Bunia" Kuscht 1930-2019

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. 

2017 Vichnaya Pamyat ~ Eternal Memory

Viktor Schimko

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.
Viktor was a very gentle, loving, kind and generous husband, brother, uncle and friend, always reaching out to help or lend a hand. He had a warm, subtle sense of humor with an infectious laugh. A humble man, he was very religious and an active member of his church.
Funeral services were held at the Holy Apostles Orthodox Church, 7111 Wertzville Rd in Mechanicsburg, Pa, 17050, on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Donations in his memory can be made to: St. Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 3176 St. Paul Blvd., Rochester, NY. 14617, where he was a long- time member.

Vera Medianik

Vera Medianik

( 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.

After her life was disrupted by World War II, Vera, her husband Vasily, daughter Halya and son Anatoly emigrated to Austria then Sweden and finally to US devoting her life to her family, her Ukrainian heritage and St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church, where she was an active member of the sister-hood. She loved to embroider and many of her blouses/shirts are being enjoyed by so many and she loved to spend time with her grandchildren/great grandchildren her pride and joy, teaching them many of the Ukrainian customs and culture. Her kind, loving presence and beautiful flower gardens will be remembered by many. A special thank you to the residents and staff of Rochester General Hospital and St. Ann’s Hospice the Leo Center for their loving care and companionship.

Calling Hours will be held Friday 4-7 pm at the funeral home (1650 Empire Blvd., Webster). Panakhyda 6:30 pm. Friends are invited to meet the family Saturday 10 am at St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church for her Funeral Service. Interment Webster Union 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.yackiwfuneralhome.com for more information.

Arrangements by Michael R. Yackiw Funeral Home

Maria Medianik

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.

Her family will receive friends Sunday 1-3pm at the funeral home (570 Kings Hwy S.). Panachyda 3pm. Friends are invited to meet the family Monday 10:00am at St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church for her Divine Liturgy. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Nadia Hrynczyszyn

Nadia Hrynczyszyn
1936-2017
Irving, TX: Formerly of Rochester, NY. Nadia passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at the age of 81. Pre-deceased by her husband, Michael; brother, Ted. She is survived by her daughter, Irene and her husband Michael Polito; granddaughter, Christy Polito and her fiancé Andy Letizia; grandson, Lt. Michael Polito Jr. U.S. Navy; brothers, Walter & Nick Pobywajlo; sisters, Anne Francisco & Kathryn Koly.

Her family will receive friends Thursday 4-7pm at the funeral home (570 Kings Hwy S.) Panachyda 6:30pm. Friends are invited to meet the family Friday 10am at St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church for her Divine Liturgy. Entombment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. To share a memory or send the family a condolence, please visit
www.harrisfuneralhome.com.

Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Aug. 20, 2017

 

 

Paraska Andrijenko

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

2016 Vichnaya Pamyat ~ Eternal Memory

Stephanie W. Mostensky

Stephanie W. Mostensky
Stephanie W. Mostensky
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 Kippola

Luba R. Kippola
Antonie Tabinsky

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.

Lidia Kuznetzow

Lidia Kuznetzow
Lidia Kuznetzow
Lidia Kuznetzow
Lidia Kuznetzow

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.

Balaniuk, Nina

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.

2015 Vichnaya Pamyat ~ Eternal Memory

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

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.

 

 

 

 

Wanda Kozlenko

KOZLENKO, WANDA (Anastasia)  (May 26, 2015)

Webster: 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.

Kozlenko, Wanda

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
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Polina Chorosyliw

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

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.

Alla received her Bachelor's Degree from Tufts University & a Master's Degree from Harvard University, both in International Affairs.  She also received a Law Degree from The George Washington University.  Alla worked as an attorney on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. for many years.  She was a frequent guest in the White House. She was guest of President Gerald Ford, President Jimmy Carter and President Ronald Reagan.

Ludmila Kowaluk (Linda)

Kowaluk, Ludmila ("Linda")    1924-2015

Greece: Wednesday September 23, 2015 after a brief illness. Predeceased by her loving husband Mikola and mother Alexandra. She is survived by her adoring daughter Lana Rudy Grossman and her devoted son-in-law Dr. Joseph Grossman, son Eugene (Margaret) Kowaluk, grandchildren Elizabeth and Stephen Kowaluk and very special friends Helen "Sweetie" and Frank Monacelli. Many friends, relatives in Europe and her precious puppies Dolly and Sasha.

She worked for over 25 years as a team leader in Quality Assurance at Bausch and Lomb. Volunteered for decades at St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church. She will be remembered for her beauty, elegance, kind soul, generosity and unconditional love. Her passion and devotion to gardening was evidenced by her award winning roses that included winning 22 first place ribbons and trophies.

The light of her life was her daughter Lana with whom she has a forever and always bond.

Her last decades were filled with joyous times. She enjoyed her travels to Europe, day trips, gardening, embroidering, restaurants, sightseeing, shopping, but most of all she enjoyed quiet times at home with her loving family.

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2014 - Vichnaya Pamyat ~ Eternal Memory

Peter Franchuk

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

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.

Bill was a member of American Society of Civil Engineers and former Commissioner of Public Works for the Webster

Anna Skic

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.

Anna was a past employee of Delco Products. A special thanks to the caring staff at Unity Health and St. Johns Home.
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Walter Latiuk

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

ALEXANDER LOJ  (October 11, 2014)

At age 69, of North Hutchinson Island, Florida.  Formerly of Greece, NY

Alex was born April 15, 1945. He graduated from Edison Technical and Industrial High School in 1964, the University of Rochester in 1969, and received his MBA from SUNY Brockport in 1981. On July 19, 1969 he married the former Maria Mykulak in Rochester. Alex had a lifelong passion for the game of soccer and a deep love of his Ukrainian heritage. His tireless dedication can be seen in the countless hours volunteered to both the Ukrainian community and the sport of soccer.

Alex is survived by his wife, Mary of North Hutchinson Island, FL; two sons, Eugene and Mark, his Brother Eugen and Sister-In-Law Maria, Nieces Tamara and Katherine, and grand-niece Alexandra.

Peter Prozik

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.