Vladimir Prichina (Володимир Причина), a member of the Ukrainian Baptist Church of Chicago, passed into eternity on Friday, January 19, 2024. 

     After an illness, he died at 76 years of age.

     Brother Prichina, who was baptized by the Ukrainian Baptist Church of Chicago, remained a faithful member of the church for about 30 years.

     Condolences are expressed to his wife, Anna; children Sergio (Yelena) Pritchina, Valentin (Galyna) Pritchina, Adriana Prichina, Victoriya Prichina and Gloriya Prichina; and four grandchildren.

     Visitation will be held Thursday, January 25, at 9:30 a.m. at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home in North Riverside. A service will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.

More obituaries may be found on the "Deaths in 2023" page; "Deaths in 2022" page; the "Deaths in 2021" page, the "Deaths in 2020" page, the "Deaths in 2019" page, the "Deaths in 2018" page, the "Deaths in 2017" page, the "Deaths in 2016" page, the "Deaths 2012-2015" page and the "Deaths Before 2012" page.

Heaven's gates open for Lydia Puknaitis

Aleksey Golubok enters gloryland at age 92

     Aleksey Golubok (Алексій Аркадійович Голубок), a member of the Ukrainian Baptist Church of Chicago, passed away to his Savior on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at the age of 92.

     Brother Golubok came to Chicago from Ukraine about 25 years ago. In Ukraine, he had been a conductor, deacon and preacher.

     He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years in 2017.

     Condolences are expressed to his three children, eight grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

     Visitation will be held at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home,
2447 Des Plaines Avenue, North Riverside, IL 60546, on Tuesday, February 27, at 10 a.m. A service will begin at 11 a.m., followed by interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.

     George Pasiecznik, who was a longtime member of the First Ukrainian Evangelical Baptist Church of Minneapolis, died January 9, 2024, from dementia.

     Brother Pasiecznik (Пасічник), who was placed in a memory care facility about a year ago, was 83 years old.
     He was born on a farm in Paraguay and immigrated to Minnesota as a young man.
He met the love of his life, Lucy, at a church picnic.

     A skilled tailor by trade, he worked in various clothing stores before opening his own tailor shop, Three Tailors. One of his passions was playing soccer. He refereed soccer games and coached his sons' teams. He was a board member and referee scheduler with the Minnesota Amateur Soccer League for a time.

      Condolences are expressed to his wife and three children, Bob, Kristin, and Bill. A funeral service is pending.

More obituaries may be found on the "Deaths in 2023" page; "Deaths in 2022" page; the "Deaths in 2021" page, the "Deaths in 2020" page, the "Deaths in 2019" page, the "Deaths in 2018" page, the "Deaths in 2017" page, the "Deaths in 2016" page, the "Deaths 2012-2015" page and the "Deaths Before 2012" page.

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     Lydia Puknaitis, a former member of the Ukrainian Baptist Church of Chicago, graduated to heaven on January 27, 2024.

     Sister Puknaitis, who was known to many as Lydia Myrosznyk, was 96 years old.
    Sister Lydia sang in the church choir in the early 1950s and was part of the youth group. She left the church after she married a non-Ukrainian in 1963. After her husband of 52 years, John, died in 2015, she frequently attended the Ukrainian church.

      Born in Ukraine to German immigrants who became farmers, Lydia survived many hardships, including having her father, a minister, sent by the Communist authorities to a Siberian labor camp for refusing to renounce Christianity. Later, her mother and other siblings also were sent to Siberia.

     Lydia was able to emigrate from Germany to America after World War II with her sister Julia Myrosznyk, who was married.
     Condolences are expressed to her three children, Mark (wife Cheryl), Peter (wife Sherrie) and Julie Wright; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
     Visitation will be held Thursday, February 1, from 2 to 8 p.m. at Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Homes & Crematory, 24021 Royal Worlington Dr., Naperville. Visitation also will be held Friday, February 2, from 9 a.m. until the start of the service at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Lithuanian National Cemetery in Justice.

George Pacieznik goes to meet Jesus at age 83

Serhij Malenkij, ex-pastor, passes into eternity

Arms of Jesus embrace Vladimir Prichina

Those listed were members or former members of Ukrainian Baptist churches in the United States and Canada, or others who had a connection to those churches. If you have information that you would like to share, please send an email to aharbuziuk@gmail.com

     Serhij Malenkij (Сергій Василєвич Маленький), a member of the Ukrainian Baptist Church of Chicago,  died on February 8, 2024, in a hospital after suffering from stomach cancer for several years.

      Brother Malenkij, who was age 67, also had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and thyroid cancer.

     Brother Malenkij preached occasionally in church. He was a pastor in Ukraine. He came to Chicago in 2017.

       Condolences are expressed to his wife of 46 years, Vira; their children and grandchildren and others.

        An evening of remembrance will be held Sunday, February 11, at 6 p.m. at the church in Berwyn.

        The funeral will be held Monday, February 12, at 9 a.m. at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home in Justice, followed by burial at noon at West Lawn Cemetery in Cullom.

Lydia is third from right in this choir photo from 1954. (Thank you to Joe Yakimow for providing this photo.)

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