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PEREYMA, Armenia (Aka) Bohumyla age 86, of Troy, passed away peacefully Monday, December 9, 2013. She was born in 1927 in Siedlce, Poland, the daughter of Andrij and Paulina (Elijiw) Klym, Ukrainian school teachers. She married Dr. Constantine Pereyma in 1948 in Erlangen, Germany where they were both students. They emigrated to the United States and settled in Brooklyn, New York. In Brooklyn she began her formal art education with the encouragement and support of her husband. They settled in Troy, Ohio in 1959. Aka continued her art education at the School of the Dayton Art Institute and School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She graduated with a degree in sculpture from DAI School in 1966. From 1970 to 1980 she was the artist coordinator for the Welding for Artist Program at the Hobart School for Welding Technology in Troy, Ohio. She was an internationally renowned artist. She worked in many media. In 2001 she received a citation and medal from the Ukrainian Government for her contributions to the richness of Ukrainian culture in the world abroad. In 2003 she was honored by the Ohio Arts Council in their first group of Ohio Heritage Fellows. She is survived by three children and their spouses, Marco and Agnes Pereyma of Binic, France, Barbara and Scott Farrara of North Haledon, New Jersey, and Christina and Robert O'Neal of Troy; 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She has a sister Tanya Osadca of Wethersfield, Connecticut and brother Justin Klym of Toronto Canada. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Constantine in 2012. Funeral Services will be conducted at 2:00PM Friday, December 13, 2013 at Baird Funeral Home, Troy with interment to follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy. Friends may call from 6:00-9:00PM Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may express condolences to the family throug www.bairdfuneralhome.com
Published in Dayton Daily News on Dec. 11, 2013