Antique Vintage 04

Motria K. Bohatiuk

April 10, 2019



Motria Theodota Kulchycka Bohatiuk was born on January 3, 1932 in Lviv, Ukraine.  She was the daughter of Anna and Dmytro Kulchycky-Gut. 

After World War 2, Motria emigrated to the United States with her parents and her older brother Bohdan Kulchycky. She graduated from West Side High School in Newark, New Jersey and after graduation received a music scholarship to study piano and voice in San Antonio, Texas. She received her bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Latin Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and Master’s degrees in Romance Languages from Syracuse University and in Education from The State University of New York.

In 1957, she married Dr. Nicholas Bohatiuk, an economics professor, only a few blocks away from here at St Nicholas on 24th Street in Philadelphia. They had 3 sons: George, Andrew and Alexander.

Motria was a professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies at Maria Regina College in Syracuse, New York for 27 years.  She was named an Outstanding Educator of America.  She held professional memberships in The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, The American Association of University Women, Sigma Delta Pi - The Spanish National Society, Shevchenko Scientific Society, The Ukrainian-American Association of University Professors, as well as being very active in many Ukrainian civic organizations.

Motria retired and moved to Delaware with her husband Nicholas to be closer to their three sons and their three grandchildren: Nicholas, Marko and Anya. Her husband of 49 years passed away in 2007. 

Motria Theodota Kulchycka Bohatiuk was known as an energetic and hard working individual with a warm and pleasant character. She will be missed greatly by her family and all those who knew her.  

May Her Memory Be Eternal! Vichnaya Pamyat!

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Requiem Services
April 13, 2019

11:00 AM
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
830 N. Franklin Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

April 13, 2019

1:00 PM
St. Mary Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery
438 Cedar Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027

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