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Very Rev. Bazyl Zawierucha, 62 of Bethlehem, PA., faithful servant of God who has fallen asleep this Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at his home. Born in the Ternopil Region of Ukraine he was the son of the late Prokip Zawierucha and Jaroslawa (Drozdecka) Zawierucha. Fr. Bazyl was the husband of Anna T. (Putting) Zawierucha. He lived and studied in Rome from 1966, earning an STB at Gregorian University and SEOL at Pontificium Institutum Orientale. Entering the priesthood in April of 1981, serving as the priest of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Northampton, PA. for the past 27 years. In addition to his responsibilities at Assumption Blessed Virgin Mary UOC, Fr. Bazyl held the title of Provost for St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Seminary in S. Bound Brook, NJ; He was a member of Council of Metropolia (Board of Directors) of UOC of the USA. He held the position of Vice President of Consistory of UOC of USA, and Director of Consistory office of the UOC Relations. He is survived by his wife Anna , children; Oliver, Anastasia, and Sebastian and his sister Wira, and brother Peter. A Rite of Priest Funeral was held at 7:00pm on Thursday May 17, 2018 at Assumption of the Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1301 Newport Avenue, Northampton, PA. 18067. Divine Liturgy will be held on Friday May 18, 2018 at 11:00 AM at St. Andrew UOC, 244 Main Street South Bound Brook, NJ. 08880. Family and friends may gather from 9:00AM to 11:00AM prior to the Liturgy. Interment will follow in St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church Cemetery, South Bound Brook, NJ. The Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Avenue, Northampton, PA. has been entrusted with arrangements. Memorial Contributions: May be offered in his memory to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Orphanage Fund C/O the funeral home. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.schislerfuneralhomes.com
Published in Morning Call on May 18, 2018
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