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Mychaylo (Michael Laszyn

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Mychaylo (Michael Laszyn Obituary
Mychaylo (Michael) Laszyn HAMILTON - Mychaylo (Michael) Laszyn, 66 of Hamilton Township, NJ, passed away peacefully with his family at his bedside on Thursday October 24, 2013 at University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Born in Horayets, Ukraine, Mychaylo came to the United States in 1973. At first he was a heavy machinery operator and later worked as a professional chauffer for most of his life, which he tremendously enjoyed. Mr. Laszyn was a member and a former president of the Ukrainian American Youth Association (SUM-Trenton Branch), the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA-Trenton branch) and the Organization for Defense of Four Freedoms of Ukraine (ODFFU-Trenton branch). He was a member of St. Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Church, where he served on the Church Committee. He was also a member of the Ukrainian Providence Association. Mychaylo loved to sing and he was a member of St. Josaphat's Church Choir of which he was a co-founder. He was also a member of the Prometheus Ukrainian Male Chorus of Philadelphia. Son of the late Ivan and Kateryna Laszyn, Mychaylo is survived by his loving family, his wife of 40 years, Daria Wozniak Laszyn and his sons Taras (Terry) and Andriy (Andrew). He is also survived by his sister Maria Jawornicka, niece Anna Klimowicz and her husband Yarko and children, Mychaylo and Natalya of Poland. In addition, he is survived by his mother-in-law Kateryna Wozniak of Hamilton, brothers-in-law Joseph Wozniak and his wife Olya of Yardley PA and Bohdan Wozniak, his wife Mary and their children Stefko and Larysa of Warrington PA, along with many other family members in Ukraine, Poland and the United States. Mychaylo's hobbies included traveling, driving, bicycling, singing, working on cars, riding his motorcycle, swimming, and most of all volunteering. He was always there to provide a helping hand to anyone who needed it. He always put the needs of others in front of his own. It is because of these qualities that Mychaylo will be greatly missed by his friends, and the church community. Relatives and friends may share their condolences with the family on Friday, November 1st from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Kutch Funeral Home, 215 Grand Street, Trenton, NJ, 08611. Parastas will be conducted on Friday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at Kutch Funeral Home. Requiem Liturgy will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. at St. Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1195 Deutz Avenue, Hamilton NJ 08611. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Cemetery No. 3 in Hamilton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Laszyn's memory to St. Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1195 Deutz Avenue, Hamilton, NJ 08611; or the Ukrainian American Youth Center of Ellenville, NY, 136 Second Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10003.

Published in The Trentonian on Oct. 29, 2013
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