25 January 2015

Sunday’s Obituary: John Dmytryk

Tuesday will be the fourth anniversary of the passing of a good friend and fellow parish member, John Dmytryk.  

His obituary read:
John Dmytryk, 87, of Coatesville, husband of Rose M. Szanyi Dmytryk, died Thursday, 27 January, 2011 in Brandywine Hospital. Born on 29 January 1923 in Newark, NJ, he was the son of the late Stephen and Sophia Prydun Dmytryk. John was a graduate of the former Scott High School, Coatesville. He was employed as a contractor for the Wright Brothers of Chester County for many years. He also was a deputy sheriff of Chester County and constable for the state of Pennsylvania. John was known as a man of many hats but his great enjoyment was mowing on his John Deere tractor and caring for his iris and blueberry gardens. He was a member of the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Coatesville. In addition to Rose, his wife of 15 years, he is survived by a son, John L. Dmytryk of Coatesville and two brothers, Nicholas Dmytryk and Peter Dmytryk, both of Coatesville. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Julia, a sister Maria (Mae) Sopko, and a brother, Tony. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 4, at the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Charles Street, Coatesville. Visitation will be from 9-10 a.m. Friday at the church. The Thursday evening visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Maclean –Chamberlain Funeral Home, Inc., W. Kings Highway (Route 340), Wagontown, with the Panakhyda Service at 7:30 p.m. Interment will be in the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery, in Valley Township. In John’s memory, those who wish may make contributions to the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 299 Church St., Coatesville., or to the Wagontown Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 185, Wagontown, PA 19376. Arrangements by the Maclean-Chamberlain Funeral Home, Inc. Wagontown, 610-384-7191. 

His obituary was published in the Daily Local News on 1 February 2011.

Sunday’s Obituary is a regular genealogical prompt of GeneaBloggers.
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
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