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Nadia Lidia Bulyk of Cheltenham, PA, passed away on Monday, September 27, 2021. She was 89.
Born in Ternopil, Ukraine on February 29, 1932, Nadia was the daughter of the late Professor John and Leonia (Zradowska) Oleksyshyn, and younger sister of the late Olha Holowecky.
She was the wife of the late Roman P. Bulyk and is survived by her children, Yaroslaw Emilian and Martha Leonia Bulyk.
While still a young child, Nadia and her family moved from Ternopil to Lviv, Ukraine. After a number of enjoyable years in Lviv, the Oleksyshyn family escaped to Salzburg, Austria because of increasingly dangerous political unrest in Ukraine during World War II. In Salzburg, Nadia lived in a displaced persons camp and attended gymnasium (high school). When Nadia was a teenager, political circumstances due to World War II again forced the family to move, this time emigrating to the United States of America. The Oleksyshyn family settled in Philadelphia, and Nadia soon began studies at the University of Pennsylvania, from which she graduated with a degree in Chemistry, at a time when very few women earned such degrees. Subsequently she worked as a researcher in a biological chemistry laboratory in Philadelphia. She then met and married her husband Roman P. Bulyk. After a few years, they started a family together, and Nadia fully devoted herself to her family and raising her children. The Bulyk family moved to Cheltenham in 1974, where Nadia lived the rest of her life.
Nadia was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, and mother who gave of herself tirelessly, and was a devout Catholic. She was a very strong, driven, intelligent woman with boundless energy, a wonderful humor, and a strong, resilient spirit, with deep interests in science and medicine, and a great appreciation of the arts and nature. Nadia was a generous supporter of various medical, wildlife, veterans, and other charitable foundations.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made in Nadia's memory to Annunciation of the BVM Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1206 Valley Rd, Melrose Park, PA 19027.
Friends are invited to her viewing on Monday at 9:30 AM at Annunciation BVM Ukrainian Catholic Church, Melrose Park. Requiem Liturgy will be celebrated at 10:30 AM. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery in Elkins Park.
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Annunciation BVM Ukrainian Catholic Church
1206 Valley Road, Melrose Park PA 19046