St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral
5913 State Road
Parma Ohio
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Olga Trypniak, 65, of Bay Village, fell asleep in the Lord Friday, April 9, 2021 in Fairview Hospital following a 20 year valiant battle with cancer. She was born October 28, 1955 in Lorain. She graduated from Southview High School in 1974. Subsequently, she received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Kent State University. She also completed the intensive program at Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute (HUSI).


Olga retired last May as a Medical Technologist (E-22) from Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital, Cleveland. Dedicated to her work, she started her career at the former St. Joseph Hospital, Lorain. Olga also worked at the old Lakewood Hospital for 35 years, until they closed. Along with her focus on her career, Olga was a dutiful daughter, caring for her father who had a long-term illness.


Olga was a member of Saint Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, where she was a member of the choir. Olga was a president of the Ukrainian Orthodox League. She was an excellent baker and cook. Olga enjoyed teaching her culinary skills.


Olga will be dearly missed by her close friend and sister in Christ Larissa M. (Richard) Reidy and her “nieces” Natasha, Nadya and Larissa J.


Olga was preceded in death by her parents Mykola and Dora (nee Soroka) Trypniak and her brother Ihor Trypniak.


Visitation will be Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Richard J. Reidy Funeral Home, 1783 East 31st Street, South Lorain. On Wednesday, April 14, visitation will continue from 9:00AM until the time her funeral service at 10:00 AM at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, 5913 State Road, Parma. Very Rev. John Nakonachny and Rev. Michael Hontaruk will officiate. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Lorain, Ohio.


Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vladimir Orphanage Fund c/o St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, 5913 State Road, Parma, Ohio 44134.


May her memory be eternal.     Vichnaya Pamyat!     Вiчная ïï Пам'ять!







LJUBA ZARUBA peacefully entered into eternaty with the Lord  on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at the age of  83.  She was the beloved wife of Nikolaj (deceased); loving mother of Tatiana Kluczarov (Lew), Natalia Brezden (Oleh), Vladimir (Janis), Vera Zaruba and Nadya Jacoby and grandmother of many.  Liuba Zaruba was a member of St. Olga Sisterhood. 

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to St. Vladimir Cathedral. ALL SERVICES PRIVATE.

May her memory be eternal.  Vichnaya Pamyat!     Вiчная ïï Пам'ять!


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 Newly Departed Servant of God, Vasyl Kukhar

January 27, 2021

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,                            

Glory to Jesus Christ!  Slava Isusu Christu!


“That there should be no division in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another.  And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with  it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.  Now you are the body of Christ.”         I Corinthians 12:25-27


I write this letter to share with you the sad news about the sufferings of a part of our St. Vladimir parish family body.  The suffering I am referring to is the passing into eternity of Vasyl Kukhar, this morning at 3:00 a.m. at the home of his family in Parma.

Vasyl was 38 years old and suffered from cancer, while still in Ukraine.  His name was always mentioned, during the litany for the sick, during our Liturgies for over a year.


Four months ago he arrived in Parma with his wife, Olenka and children Serhyi (9 years old) and Ivanka (6 years old) to join their family who was already residing here.  When he arrived in this country he was admitted as a patient at the Cleveland Clinic to see if any additional treatment would give him extra years of life.  Unfortunately nothing could be done and the cancer was advanced and he was given only a month to live.

His battle against this horrible disease came to an end this morning after being prepared for entry into God’s Heavenly Kingdom with the Holy Sacraments of Confession and Communion.


As mentioned at the beginning of this letter, when one part of the parish (body) suffers we all suffer and with this in mind, I am asking that we assist the family during this most difficult time to help with donations to cover the financial expenses of the funeral. 

We are most grateful to the Kolodiy-Lazuta Funeral Home for giving a tremendous reduction in their services.  However there are additional expenses needed and I am praying that we all can be of assistance to the family.  Let us remember the words of St. John

“God is love-if God so loved us, we out to love one another.”  I John 4:8-11


Let us show our love to the Kukhar-Lyba family who, for 4 generations, have been worshipping with us every Sunday at St. Vladimir’s. 

If you desire to contribute to this worthy cause, please write your check to St. Vladimir Cathedral with Vasyl Kukhar funeral on the memo line.  Donations can be brought to church on Sunday or mailed to the parish office.  All donations will be given to the family for the funeral and needs of the young children who, besides losing a father, are adjusting to life in a new country.  Any donation will be appreciated.


If able, you may visit the Kolodiy-Lazuta Funeral Home tomorrow, January 28th from 6:00-7:00 p.m.  to pay your respects.  The Parastas will be served at 7:15 p.m.  Our choir, directed by Markian, is requested to sing the responses.  Social distancing will be practiced and masks are required.

May our loving Lord comfort the grieving family and may He accept the soul of the newly departed servant of God, Vasyl, into His Heavenly Kingdom.


Memory Eternal!  Vichnaya Pamyat!


May the Lord Bless you and keep you safe!


In Christ,

Fr. John


Donations may also be made through the parish website


ALEXANDRA FEDCHENKO (nee Dolinsky) age 81, entered into eternity on May 23, 2021. ALEXANDRA was a faithful parishionor and devoted member of the Pyrohy Group. 

She was the beloved wife of Wasyl (deceased); and dear mother of Walter (Andrea Lee), Katherine Kustich (John), Taras and Vera Linsalata (Mike); loving grandmother of six and great-grandmother of four; dearest sister of John Dolinsky (deceased), Helen Holosnichenko (deceased), Nina Budny and Nadia Stellers.

Friends may call at THE KOLODIY-LAZUTA FUNERAL HOME, 5677 STATE RD., PARMA, TUESDAY 5-7 P.M. PARASTAS 6 P.M. Funeral Service Wednesday, May 26 at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral at 9:30 a.m. (PLEASE MEET AT CATHEDRAL). Interment Sunset Memorial Park.



DMYTRO M. MYKYTYUK age 68, passed away August 7, 2021. Beloved husband of Halyna Vilnytska; dear father of Ruslana Kravtsiv (Andriy); loving grandfather of Vlad Kravtsiv, Karolina Kravtsiv and Arthur (Andriana); dearest brother of Yarolsav (Anna) and Maryna.


Friends may call at THE KOLODIY-LAZUTA FUNERAL HOME, 5677 STATE RD., PARMA, TUESDAY 6-8 P.M. PARASTAS 7 P.M. Funeral Service Wednesday, August 11 at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral at 10:30 a.m. WITH ADDITIONAL VISITATION ONE HOUR PRIOR IN the CATHEDRAL. Interment Riverside Cemetery.


 Вiчная йoму Пам'ять!          Memory Eternal!       Vichnaya Pamyat! 


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VICTOR HURA age 64, passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2021. Beloved husband of Jean M.; loving son of Mykola. dear brother-in-law of Joseph, James (Denise) and Julie Sheak; uncle of Timothy and William Sheak; dearest nephew and friend of many and his brothers in Christ. U.S. Air Force Veteran, Retired Major.

Friends may call at THE KOLODIY-LAZUTA FUNERAL HOME, 5677 STATE RD., PARMA, MONDAY 5-7 P.M. PARASTAS 6:30 P.M. Funeral Service Tuesday, November 16 at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral at 10 a.m. (PLEASE MEET AT CATHEDRAL). Interment Brooklyn Heights Cemetery.


Вiчная йoму Пам'ять!          Memory Eternal!       Vichnaya Pamyat! 

May 23, 1957 - November 10, 2021

Petro Pryshepa, 88, of Massillon, passed away following a brief illness on Tuesday, November 23, 2021.
Private services have been held.
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