Harasymiak, Roman Z. TROY Roman Z. Harasymiak 73, of Troy, entered peacefully into the arms of our Lord on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the Albany Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Born March 8, 1939 in Lviv, Ukraine, he was the son of the late Petro and Anastasia Debita Harasy miak and the beloved husband of 48 years, Olga Gawlowski Harasymiak. Moving at a young age along with his parents to Breman, Germany due to World War II, he became active in the Ukrainian youth association known as C.Y.M. and in 1959 the opportunity came to join his family in the United States. While residing in Brooklyn, Roman followed his passion of singing and was accepted as a member of the Ukrainian choir Dymka. He attended the New York University
and upon completion of his studies he moved to Troy where he and his beloved wife Olga, began their life together. Roman was employed at G.E. in Schenectady and later at the Knolls Atomic Power Lab. retiring in 2001. He was an active and devoted parishioner of the Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in Troy where he was also the Cantor for many years. Although he was born an only child, he felt the love of his large family. Roman's greatest pride was in his family his many nieces, nephews and especially his grandchildren. Survivors in addition to his loving wife Olga, include his devoted children, Daria and Mark Jacobs of North Carolina, Roman S. and Kimberly Harasymiak of Troy; his pride and joyful grandchildren, Roman M. Harasymiak, Larissa A. Harasymiak, Olivia Jacobs and Matthew Jacobs. He was the brother-in-law of Anna and the late Michael Gawlowski, Kathryn and the late Stanley Raczkowski, Maria and the late Walter Lewandowski, Antoni and Rose Raczkowski and the late Stephen Gawlowski. He is also survived by his many caring nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Wm. Leahy and Bocketti Funeral Home, 336 3rd St., Troy and at 9:30 a.m. in the Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Troy. Interment will follow in St. Nicholas Cemetery Watervliet. Family and friends are invited and may call on Wednesday from 4 7 p.m. at the funeral home. A Parastas service will be held at 6 p.m. Our family wishes to thank the Troy Fire/EMT squad, Dr. Bruce Ushkow and the staff at Samaritan Hospital E.R. Dept. The many doctors, nurses and staff at Albany Medical Ctr., and our many family, friends, and clergy for their support and caring ways towards our dad and family. Most of all Tato (Dad), we thank you for always being there teaching and supporting us in every way. We were truly blessed to have you in our lives. Those wishing to make donations in Roman's memory may send contributions to the Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 459 2nd St., Troy, NY 12180.