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

2017 Vichnaya Pamyat ~ Eternal Memory

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.