Myron (Myroslaw) Scharko, a resident of Harrisburg, PA and later, Wellsville, PA for almost 60 years, died at Normandie Ridge on Monday, October 25, 2021. He was 99.
Born in Ukraine, he was the son of the late Jaroslaw and Irene (Kulchycky) Szarko. He earned his degree in engineering in Ukraine; Myron emigrated to the United States in 1951 aboard the US General Etlinge, landing at Ellis Island on December 29, 1951 and settled in Amsterdam, NY. He later moved to Lakewood, Ohio where he became a naturalized citizen on June 27, 1958.
Myron was employed as an engineer for the PA Department of Transportation for many years before retiring.
One of his passions was skiing; Myron was a member of the National Ski Patrol and was an original member of the Round Top Mountain ski patrol (Round Top opened in 1963). He also was a ski instructor and led ski tours to the Alps. His other passion was PLAST, a Ukrainian scout organization where he was active with the Burlaky (Vagabonds) who specialize in skiing and mountaineering camps and; he also dedicated many summers to PLAST camps throughout the United States.
Myron contributed, along with many others, to Michael James Melnyk's book "The History of the Galician Division of the Waffen SS (Part 2, 'Stalin's Nemesis')".
He is survived by many cousins and is predeceased by his brother Bohdan Sharko of Germany; his brother Jerry of Philadelphia and his sisters Marta and Olha of Ukraine.
His viewing will be held on Friday at 12 PM at St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church, Jenkintown, PA. Requiem Liturgy will be celebrated at 1 PM. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Elkins Park, PA.
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