Irene Kanazawich 93 fell asleep in the Lord on November 22, 2016 at her home. She was predeceased by her husband, Paul Kanazawich, her parents, Rt. Rev. Joseph and Pani Anna Zelechivsky, brothers, Lubo, Walter, and John and Melvin and her sister, Hope Nahod. Irene is survived by two daughters, Paula Kent and Karen Tencza, her son, John Kanazawich and her daughter-in-law, Patti Kachmar, two grandchildren Sean (Ashley) and Katie Kanazawich, her sister, Olga Kulik and many nieces and nephews. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church and its choir. Irene was a graduate of the Rhode Island Conservatory of Music. She taught piano and voice. She performed with TCO, ballet schools, theatre groups, and big bands. Funeral service will be held Monday 11am at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 21 St. John's Parkway, Johnson City with the Rev. Father Ivan Synevskyy officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Rev. Synevskyy will conduct a prayer service Sunday 5pm at the Chopyak-Scheider Funeral Home, 326 Prospect Street, Binghamton where the family will receive friends, Sunday 2-5pm.
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Published by Press & Sun-Bulletin from Nov. 26 to Nov. 28, 2016.