Stephan J. Wojtowycz, 79, of Utica, passed away unexpectedly January 20, 2007 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center with his family by his side.
He was born January 25, 1927 in Stryj, Ukraine, the son of Michael and Kataryna Markus Wojtowycz. Stephan received his education in Ukraine. He came to the United States in 1950. On May 28, 1955 he married Olga Jarmak. She died September 2, 1979. On July 21, 1984, he married Anna Kloc Szwed. Mr. Wojtowycz retired from Chicago Pneumatic after 30 years. He was a very dedicated member of St. Volodymyr the Great Ukrainian Catholic Church, Utica. He was involved with club BESIDA, and the Ukrainian Scouts (Plast).
Survivors include his wife, Anna; three children, Christine Bogan, Utica, Andy and Kathi Wojtowycz, Utica, and Natalia and Raymond Sitts, Utica; stepchildren, Olga Bosell, Utica, Joseph Szwed, CA, Thomas Szwed, CA, Charles Szwed, CA, and Christine Szwed, Utica; six grandchildren, Andrew, Stephanie, Natalia, and Alex Bogan, and Matthew and Renee Sitts; several step grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Zenon and Maureen Wojtowycz, Utica; and several nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank the Utica Fire Dept. Rescue Squad, doctors, nurses and staff at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, especially Kevin and Leslie, and his neighbor Doug Brown, for all of their care and concern.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, 8:45 from the Ryczek Funeral Home, 1123 Court Street, Utica, and 9:30 a.m. at St. Volodymyr The Great Ukrainian Catholic Church, 4 Cottage Pl., Utica, where The Divine Liturgy will be said. Interment will be in the parish cemetery, in Whitestown. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Parastas will be at 7:00 p.m.
Posted by DFWE Funeral Homes on January 20, 2007 10:50 AM | View Entire Listing