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I just found out that my godfather, Tymko Szorobura, passed away a few days ago.

February 25, 2012 Tymko Szorobura, 89, of Westvale, died Saturday, February 25, 2012 at University Hospital at Community General Hospital. Mr. Szorobura was born in Kavchyj Kut, Stryj, Ukraine and had lived in the Syracuse area for over 60 years. He retired from Inland Fisher Guide Division of General Motors in 1987 where he worked as a machine operator for 25 years. He was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church and a member of the church choir. He also was a member of the Ukrainian National Home, Ukrainian Congress Committee,
the Organization for the Defense of Four Freedoms of Ukraine, SURMA Male Choir, the Ukrainian Youth Association, was the head of the Parents Committee and a member of U.A.W. Local 854. Survivors: his wife of 63 years, Mary Szkoruta Szorobura; his son and daughter-in-law, Bohdan and Mary Szorobura of Troy, Ohio; his daughter and son-in-law, Marta and Orest Sporniak of Toronto, Canada; three grandsons, Matthew Szorobura and Daniel and Alexander Sporniak; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Anna and Wolodymyr Rak of NYC; several nieces and nephews in Toronto, Canada and Ukraine. Funeral services will be conducted Friday 9:30 a.m. from the Macko-Vassallo Funeral Home and 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church. He will be laid to rest in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Thursday 3 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home, 1609 W. Genesee St.. The Panakhyda services will be held at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church Roof Repair Fund. MACKO-VASSALLO FUNERAL HOME

On October 1st, my father passed away at the age of 93.  With his passing it was the end of a generation of my family.  A few months prior, my aunt met with a tragic end.  At that time, my father would be the last one from that generation left.

Theodor Iwaniw – October 1, 2011

Theodor Iwaniw, 93, of Liverpool, died Saturday, October 1, 2011 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Mr. Iwaniw was born in Ukraine and had lived in the Syracuse and Liverpool areas for 61 years. He retired in 1980 from R.E. Dietz Co. where he worked as a die setter for 18 years. He was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church. He was a member of the Ukrainian National Home, the Ukrainian Congress Committee, the Organization for the Defense of the Four Freedoms of Ukraine, Ukrainian Youth Organization (CYM) and the Ukrainian National Aid Association. He was predeceased by his wife, Natalia, who died in 2009. Survivors: his daughter and son-in-law, Maria and Andre Revutsky of Auburn, NY; his son and daughter-in-law, Taras and Linda Iwaniw of Sicklerville, NJ; four grandchildren, Natalia Meyer, Theodore Revutsky, Christa and Alex Iwaniw; three great-grandchildren, Alexandre and Michael Meyer and Haydan Iwaniw; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Monday 9:30 a.m. from the Macko-Vassallo Funeral Home and 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church. He will be laid to rest in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Sunday 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home, 1609 W. Genesee St.. The Panakhyda Services will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home. MACKO-VASSALLO FUNERAL HOME

It is with a heavy heart that I am posting the following obituary for my departed mother…

March 9, 2009 Natalia Iwaniw (nee:Tyzbir), 84, of Liverpool, died Monday, March 9, 2009 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Mrs. Iwaniw was born in Lysiatychi, Ukraine and had lived in the Syracuse and Liverpool areas for 59 years. She retired in 1986 from Syracuse University where she worked in housekeeping for 30 years. She was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church.Survivors: her husband of 64 years, Theodor; her daughter and son-in-law, Maria and Andre Revutsky of Auburn, NY; her son and daughter-in-law, Taras and Linda Iwaniw of Sicklerville, NJ; four grandchildren, Natalia Meyer, Theodore Revutsky and Christa and Alex Iwaniw; three great-grandchildren, Alexander and Michael Meyer and Haydan Christopher; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, 9:30 a.m. from Macko-Vassallo Funeral Home and 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery. Calling hours will be Friday 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home, 1609 W. Genesee St. The Panakhyda service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. MACKO-VASSALLO FUNERAL HOME Please sign the guestbook at syracuse.com/obits