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Maria Borkowsky (nee Struminsky) of Yonkers died on Friday, March 7, 2014 at age 87. Born on August 26, 1926 to Josef and Maria Struminsky in Delatyn, Ukraine. Mrs. Borkowsky worked as a Clinical Lab Supervisor in the Hematology Dept. at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center for over thirty-three years; retiring in 1991. She earned a Masters Degree in Pharmacy from the Ukrainian Technical University in Germany. Maria was a parishioner of St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church, a member of the Ukrainian National Women's League of America and PLAST-Pryiat (Org. of parents of Ukrainian Scouts). She was predeceased by her husband Roman, who died in 1996. She is survived by her son Taras G. and his wife Maria Borkowsky of New Jersey and three grandchildren, Olena, Laryssa and Markian. She was predeceased by her brother, Dr. Jaroslaw Struminsky. Visiting hours will be at the Whalen & Ball Funeral Home on Sunday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Evening services at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Service, Monday, March 10th at 10:00 a.m. in St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church. Interment St. Andrew's Ukrainian Cemetery in South Bound Brook, New Jersey.
Donations may be made payable to the Ukrainian National Women's League of America, with the notation "UNWLA Endowment Fund at the Ukrainian Catholic University, Ukraine" and mailed directly to UNWLA Headquarters 203 Second Avenue New York NY 10003.
Whalen & Ball Funeral Home
168 Park Avenue
Yonkers, New York 10703
Published in the The Journal News on Mar. 9, 2014