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