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Wolodymyr Nepip


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Wolodymyr Nepip Obituary
Nepip, Wolodymyr
April 1, 1926 - October 6, 2018
It is with great sadness that the family of Wolodymyr Nepip announces his passing. He was born in Perevoloka, Ukraine, where he grew up in a farming community, attended school and as young adult, joined the resistance against Russian rule. He left Ukraine to go to school in Austria to finish his high school education.
Soon after the war ended, Wolodymyr immigrated to Winnipeg, Canada to start a new life, and while there met and married Iwanka, also a Ukrainian woman who had immigrated to Winnipeg as well. He wanted to better his life and his family's life, and decided to get a degree. He attended the University of Saskatoon to major in Engineering. This took him 5 years instead of 4, as he did not know the English language, and yet persevered, excelled in school and got a Civil Engineering degree. In 1964, he and his family, which now included two children, moved to Indiana. He worked for the Indiana Department of Highways until 1969 when he started his first international engineering position in Ethiopia. For the next 20 years after this assignment in Ethiopia, he worked in other countries, namely Taiwan, Kuwait, Peru, Liberia and the United Arab Emirates, before coming back to the US and retiring in Venice, Florida.
Survived by his beloved wife, Iwanka (nee Wowk), excellent father of Olga (Ken) Tatge and Bohdan (Tina-Louise); kind grandfather to Leah (Jason) Rieger, Ricardo De Sousa Costa, Mychailjo and Miranda Nepip; great-grandfather to Lucille, Calvin and Veronica Rieger; friend of many including Luba Hritzko as his loving caregiver for the last 7 years.
Wolodymyr was a kind and loving husband, father and friend. He would help anyone that would ask him for any kind of help, and was generous with his time and advice for anyone that needed it. We will miss him terribly.
A wake will be held from 4:00-8:00 pm with a Panachyda service beginning at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, October 10, at Farley Funeral Home, 5900 S. Biscayne Drive, North Port, FL 34287. The funeral mass will be held at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 7890 W. Price Boulevard, North Port, FL 34291, at 10:00 am on Thursday, October 11. Following the mass, interment will be at Venice Memorial Gardens at 1950 Center Road, Venice, FL 34292.
Published in Herald Tribune from Oct. 9 to Oct. 10, 2018
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