Myroslawa Maria Pawlyszyn 01/07/1920 – 05/11/2021
Myroslawa was born into a loving family on January 7, 1920 in Borshchiv, Western Ukraine, the only child of Stepan and Stanislawa Workun. Her life was forever changed when her father was taken and jailed by the Bolsheviks in 1940 and most likely murdered as he was never heard from again. Myroslawa, her mother and grandmother were forced to flee to Germany in 1944. Once there, they all resided in a DP camp in Munich, Germany where Myroslawa was reunited with her fiancé, Dr. Julian Pawlyszyn. They were married in Germany in January of 1949 and together, all four immigrated to the United States in 1950. They all settled in Minneapolis, MN where several of Julian’s family had previously settled. Julian worked as a physician and Myroslawa (or Myra as she was fondly known) as a homemaker. The two of them subsequently moved to Fergus Falls MN where they raised three daughters, Marie, Stephanie and Christine. Julian continued to work as a physician at the Fergus Falls State Hospital and Myra, once the children were older, returned to University in Moorhead, MN where she received her masters degree in German language studies. She taught German at Fergus Falls High School.
Upon Julian’s retirement in 1980, the two of them returned to Minneapolis and were very actively involved with the Ukrainian Church and Plast Ukrainian Scouting organization. Eventually, all three daughters moved to the east coast and Julian and Myra followed in 1998 and settled in Rydal, PA. Julian predeceased Myra in 2008. She lived in her own home until she passed.
Myroslawa will be sorely missed and remembered with great fondness and love by her daughters, Marie (Karl) Kjellberg, Stephanie (Orest) Luchanko and Christine Pawlyszyn along with grandchildren, Bohdan Porytko, Stephan Luchanko, Mark Luchanko, Karleigh Kjellberg and Zachary Kjellberg.
She will remain in our hearts forever.
Her viewing will be held on Monday at 9 AM at St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church, Jenkintown, PA. Requiem Liturgy will be celebrated at 10 AM. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Plast USO (or Plast Philadelphia if you prefer)
or to the UECC (Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center in Philadelphia).
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Plast Ukrainian Scouting Organization - Philadelphia Branch
c/o Ukrainian Educational & Cultural Center, 700 Cedar Road, Jenkintown PA 19046
Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center
700 Cedar Road, Jenkintown PA 19046