Anna Sahasaylo, a resident of Northeast Philadelphia, died Wednesday, October 10, 2018. She was 96.
Born in Wielunice, Lviv, Ukraine, she was the daughter of the late Semen and Maria Schwed. She and her brother Stefan were forcibly removed from their village by German troops during World War II (her brother Stefan was never seen again). She met Wasyl Sahasaylo in Germany and they married in Allerhansew, Germany; they later moved to Freesing, Germany before emigrating to the United States in 1950 aboard the USNS General Hersey, arriving at Ellis Island. Sponsored by the late Rev. Peter Lypyn, pastor of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, the family traveled to Philadelphia where they resided above Michael's Bar at 5th & Poplar Sts. in the Northern Liberties section of the city before they moved to Logan where they lived for many years before moving to Northeast Philadelphia.
Anna worked in assembly lines for Reisman Pretzel Company and later for Bond Bread Bakery in South Philadelphia before retiring. She loved to garden; the family won an award from the Philadelphia Horticultural Society for their home-grown vegetable garden.
Anna is survived by her daughter, Luba (the late George Hammen) and Bohdan (Bob) and his wife Kathy; her grandchildren: Bobby (Mary Kate) and Katie; and her great-granddaughter, Emmy Kathryn. She is predeceased by her husband Wasyl, who died in 2010; and her siblings: Maria, Katia, Stephania, Stefan and Olexa. She is also survived by nieces and nephews in Ukraine.
Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Friday at 9 AM at the Fletcher-Nasevich Funeral Home. Panahyda Prayers will be sung at 10 AM. Requiem Liturgy will be celebrated at 11 AM at Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Church. Burial will follow at St. Mary Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Elkins Park, PA.