OBITUARY

Myron Witiuk

March 10, 1935July 20, 2018

Those we love are never really lost to us-- we feel them in so many special ways- through friends they always cared about and dreams they left behind, in beauty that they added to our days . . . in words of wisdom we still carry with us and memories that never will be gone . . . Those we love are never really lost to us-- For everywhere their special love lives on.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, July 24, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, July 25, 2018
  • Commital Service Wednesday, July 25, 2018
REMEMBERING

Myron Witiuk

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Joan Bellanger

October 1, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss Oxana, Oris and Vira... I just now found this obituary....
I liked Myron very much and I am sure he will be missed by his loved ones...
Blessings to you all
Mrs. Bellanger

Halyna Mykyta

July 24, 2018

18 years ago I travelled from Australia to New York with my husband Chris and stayed with Myron and Oxana for a few weeks over Christmas and New Year. I remember Myron’s amazing annual Christmas decorations, and his carefully nurtured Christmas lily, blooming safely indoors - we still have a picture of it in our living room. They made us feel extremely welcome and I wanted to thank them with a special gift - a large decorative glass panel to hang in front of their kitchen window.

I wanted it to be a surprise and was determined to mount it for them myself. I asked Myron if I could borrow a hammer - a strange request for a house guest - but he promptly produced one, no questions asked. I then proceeded to perch on the window sill, making measurements and finally began banging nails into his window frame. It still amazes me to this day, that although he had no idea what I was doing or why - he calmly allowed me to hammer nails into his kitchen window - just because I wanted to! I will always remember how gracious, generous and quietly supportive he was in our every encounter - and am very glad that he also appreciated the gift!

4 years later he and Oxana travelled to stay with my parents in Australia. I now had an active toddler and a demanding young baby. While Myron was staying, I remember my baby son happily living in Myron’s arms, calmly cradled, carried and comforted throughout the day. I did not ask him to do this, but as always, he quietly stepped in to offer support whenever it was needed. I am so glad that my children also had an opportunity to meet him. He will be much missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Oxana, Orest and Vira.

Love from Halia, Chris, Luey and Stefan

Shanya Gensior

July 23, 2018

Your family is in my prayers. Remembering the fun times our families shared at the Napora’s back when we were kids.

Irina Mucha

July 23, 2018

Pane Witiuk, with great sadness I have received the news . You are a wonderful person that I greatly admired. I remember you with smiles and gentle conversations. The church will miss you, especially during the rosary. Eternal Memory. Вічная Память..

Anna Filak

July 23, 2018

With deepest simpathy.
Grant him eternal rest, o Lord!
Вічиа Йому Пам'ять!

To the Witiuk Family:
My prayers are with you!

Lydia, Dante and Adam Palmieri

July 23, 2018

We'll always remember how you welcomed us into your home in the summers in Upstate NY (Soyuzivka)... playing board games and lawn games....Swimming and playing tennis at Soyuzivka....We all had such a wonderful stay...Save a game for us...

Andrij Witiuk

July 23, 2018

My dear uncle Myron
My very first memory of you is when I was about 5. I was a patient in Bellevue Hospital and you surprised me with a visit and a toy. Then when I was 6 or 7 in my family's East Village, NY apartment. You appeared in your U.S. Army uniform, so tall and handsome, and maybe 20 years old? You came with a 78 record to play on our patafon(?) or record player (I wouldn't call it a stereo, I can picture it in my mind). The one side of the 78 you played over and over again, 'You Are My Destiny' by Paul Anka. The song & lyrics still play in my mind. I remember you as always being in good humor, always happy to see me as I was to see you. I enjoyed your and our Witiuk sense of humor. As you got older, I thought you'd live the longest of your other 4 siblings because you became so conscientious of exercising and eating healthily. As I got the sad and shocking news of you dying, I'm in Ukraine (for the first time) with my daughter Anna. Unfortunately I won't be back to NY in time for your visitation at Quinn's but I'll be at your funeral mass and burial. Rest in Peace my dear uncle Myron. I'll miss you. Your nephew, Andrij Witiuk, Brooklyn, NY

Susan James

July 23, 2018

I will always remember Myron as a kind and gentle man—and a gentleman. He always had a kind word for others, a smile, and and a keen interest in the world. I will miss his beautiful spirit. My heart goes out to Oxana, Vera and Orest at this sad time. All my love,
Susan Xxxooo