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Peter Sarich, age 92, died on August 7th at the Montrose Veterans Hospital. Born to the late John and Anna (Kalinak) Sarich on June 16, 1922 in Waterbury, Conn. He moved to Yonkers in 1928 where he was a lifelong resident up until September 2013 when he moved to Yorktown Heights, NY with his wife, Mary. He married Mary (Schurick) on May 14, 1949 at St. Michaels Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yonkers where he was a communicant. He graduated from Yonkers High School and took advanced degree coursework in rubber technology from the University of Akron. Employed by Stauffer Chemical Company Eastern Research Center of Dobbs Ferry, he worked as a Senior Assistant Chemist in research and development for over 31 years until he retired in 1986. He was also chairman of the loan committee of the Stauffer Credit Union. Prior to that, he worked at Arlington Chemical Company of Yonkers as a technician in the research department where he co-authored several publications in the Journal of Nutrition. Serving over three years in the U.S. Army in the European Theater of World War II as an instrument observer with an anti-aircraft group. He received three battle stars and other decorations while serving overseas with the Third U.S. Army under General Patton. Peter was an avid pinochle player and liked to fish in his spare time. He is survived by his wife Mary, his beloved daughter Sandra Ruyack and son-in-law Ray Ruyack of Brewster, NY, and his two grandchildren, Alex Ruyack of Ithaca, NY and Amanda Ruyack of Brewster, NY. He is also survived by his sister Ann Belchyk of Hastings-on-Hudson and a brother, Andrew of Altha, Florida. He was predeceased by two sisters, Mary Birdsall and Eva Sarich of West Harrison. He is survived by many nieces and nephews as well as grandnieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Whalen & Ball Funeral Home on Sunday from 3-5 & 7-9pm, Parastas Service will be at 8pm. Funeral Services will be in St. Michael's Ukrainian Church on Monday at 10am. Interment will follow at Oakland Cemetery.
Whalen & Ball Funeral Home
168 Park Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10703
Published in the lohud.com on Aug. 8, 2014