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1938 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Beautiful. Kind. Generous. Loving. These words best describe Luba Maria (Baran) Hlutkowsky who departed this world September 11, 2017, residing in Carnegie. She was the devoted wife of Peter Hlutkowsky who passed on August 16, 2017. Luba was the beloved mother of Sonya Hlutkowsky Soutus (Rev. Anibal Soutus) and Roman Hlutkowsky (Patricia Telliho); and the beloved grandmother of Romana Soutus and Christina and Oriana Hlutkowsky. Born January 2, 1938, in Ustryky-Dolishni (now in Poland), Luba was a devout member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church. A great patriot of Ukraine, Luba and her parents immigrated to Pittsburgh in 1949 following many harrowing experiences during World War II when she and her mother often found themselves fleeing from the front lines of battles. In Pittsburgh, Luba attended Our Lady of Mount Mercy Academy and completed courses at The University of Pittsburgh. Luba was extremely dedicated to the Ukrainian community in Pittsburgh. Fifty-three years ago, she founded Youth of Ukraine Dance Ensemble which later became Poltava Dance Company. Luba was also one of the founders of Ridna Shkola of Pittsburgh, School of Ukrainian Studies, where she also taught. Along with her husband, Peter, Luba was one of the original founders the Diocesan Resource Committee of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of St. Josaphat and was a member of the Ukrainian National Women's League of America, Pittsburgh Branch 27. She was also a member of the board of The Pittsburgh Folk Festival. A great supporter of all church and Ukrainian cultural activities, Luba was a pillar of the Ukrainian community in Pittsburgh. But beyond her community activities, Luba was known as a kind and generous woman who was always eager to help those in need. Mindful of her immigrant experience, Luba was especially helpful to recent Ukrainian immigrants transitioning to their new lives in Pittsburgh. Luba will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and the Pittsburgh Ukrainian community. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Poltava Ukrainian Dance Company or the Diocesan Resource Committee of the Eparchy of St. Josaphat. Family and friends will be received at the VLADIMIR S. CORBA FUNERAL HOME, 300 East Main St., Carnegie, on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. with a Parastas at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Friday 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church on Washington Ave., in Carnegie.
Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Sept. 13 to Sept. 14, 2017
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