Christine A. Ftomyn, a resident of Northeast Philadelphia, died suddenly on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. She was 66.
Christine was born on September 18th, 1951 at Einstein Hospital in Philadelphia. She was an only child to Maria and the late Ewhen Ostapowycz.
Christine attended St. Basil Grade School on Lindley Avenue and Cardinal Dougherty High School. As the first one in her family to attend college, she graduated with a B.A. in History from Holy Family College. In 1971, Christine met Stefan Ftomyn in Oselia CYM, a Ukrainian American Youth Association camp in Ellenville, NY. Stefan had his ‘eye’ on Chris since Labor Day 1970 and knew he ‘had to have that girl’. They married on September 6th, 1975. Together, they had three wonderful children: Sonia, Vera and Stefan.
Christine worked for KPMG, one of the most prestigious accounting firms. After 27 years, she retired in 2014 from her role as a Scheduling Coordinator to pursue a more important role. The last few years of her life were spent devotedly caring for her 4 grandchildren: Shawn, Kellan, Alexander, and Kira.
She is also survived by her mother Maria; several cousins: John Kalitan, Marlyn Kalitan, Ray Ihnatiuk, Irene Ihantiuk, Kim Kalitan-Greenberg, Adam Greenberg, and Brooke Greenberg; and by her grand-dogs, Teddy and Chewy.
Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Friday, September 21, 2018, at the Fletcher-Nasevich Funeral Home beginning at 6 PM. Parastas prayers will be sung at 7 PM. Her funeral will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 9 AM at Annunciation BVM Ukrainian Catholic Church, Old York & Valley Rds., Melrose Park, PA. Requiem Liturgy will be celebrated at 10 AM. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Elkins Park, PA.