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Tetiana Pawlichka

September 17, 2021

Obituary

Tetiana Pawlichka

February 18, 1922 - September 17, 2021

 

Tetiana Pawlichka’s (Klymenko) love of Ukraine and all things creative didn’t come to an end with her death.  She passed away on September 17, 2021 at the age of 99 and her love of Ukrainian history, literature, poetry, vishivka, art, music, and cooking lives on in her children and their families, and all who knew and loved her.  She was born in Vil’shana, Kyiv oblast, Ukraine on February 18, 1922. Tetiana was a survivor of Stalin’s intentional comprehensive campaign to starve millions of Ukrainians. By the grace of God, Tetiana along with her parents, Oksana and Pavlo, two sisters, Hannah and Tamara, survived the horror which was inflicted beginning in 1929 and culminating in the famine of 1932-1933, now known as the Holodomor.

Growing up, Tetiana excelled at her studies, and her love of nature, particularly flowers was encouraged and nurtured by her mother.  At the age of 17, she was accepted to medical school at the Lviv National University.  She met her future husband, Ivan, while studying at the institute. They eventually married and she gave birth to her first of three daughters, Jaroslawa (Slava) while still living in Lviv.  As WWII raged, Tetiana and her family fled Ukraine and initially lived in Lexenfeld displaced persons camp in Austria before they were granted permission to immigrate to the United States in 1949.

Tetiana, Ivan and Slava settled in Philadelphia, PA where they began their new lives and were active members of the Ukrainian community. Tetiana later gave birth to daughters Maria and Tamara and became a devoted full-time wife and mother.  In 1971 Tetiana assisted her husband in building and establishing his veterinary practice in North Wales, PA.  She continued to pursue her love of flowers and created an enchanting garden that was admired by all; total strangers pulled their cars over to stop and marvel at its delightful and captivating draw.

On October 8, 1986, Tetiana testified in Washington, D.C. before the United States Ukraine Famine Commission as a survivor of Stalin’s horrendous mass genocide in Ukraine.  Her testimony and eye- witness account along with the testimonies of other survivors can be found on a number of websites including the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC Education) or google “Testimony of Tatiana Pawlichka.”

Tetiana is survived by her daughters, Slava and husband Robert Lee, grandchildren Bob and his wife Amy (their children Elena and Christopher), and Kristina and her husband, Jim Devericks (and their children Jim and Evan); Maria and her husband, Boris Tatunchak, grandchildren Dr. Tamara and her husband, Jim Cho, Alexander (Boris) and his wife Lesia (and their children Adrian and Liana), and Ulana and her husband, Marco Hordynsky (and their children Andrew and Alexander); and Tamara Pawlichka.  Her husband, Dr. Ivan Pawlichka and sisters, Hannah Hasyn and Tamara Klymenko, preceded Tetiana in death.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Tetiana’s memory to Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ukrainian Federation of America or Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center.

Tetiana's viewing will be held on Friday at 9 AM at Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Church.  Panahkyda Prayers will be sung at 10:15 AM with Requiem Liturgy celebrated at 10:30 AM.  Tetiana will be laid to final rest with her husband, Dr. Ivan Pawlichka, at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery (also known as Fox Chase Cemetery).

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Ділимося сумною вісткою, що у п’ятницю, 17 вересня відійшла у вічність, проживши 99 років, наша найдорожча мама, баба та прабаб� Св. П. Тетяна Павлічканароджена 18 лютого 1922 року в сім’ї Оксани та Павла Клименків у селі Вільшана, київської області.

Тетяна навчалася у Львівському медичному інституті. У Львові вона познайомилася з Іваном Павлічкою, який згодом став доктором, і з яким вона одружилася. У них народилася донька Ярослава і після Другої Світової Війни родина жила в таборі Lexenfeld Австрії. У 1949 вони емігруваи до Америки і почали новий етап життя у Філадельфії. Тут народилися доньки

Марія і Тамара.

В 1971 році Тетяна допомогла чоловікові відкрити ветеринарну клініку в North Wales, PA.

10-літна Тетяна з родиною пережили терор Голодомору. В 1986 р, у Вашингтоні, Тетяна виступила свідком перед американською комісією у справі голодoмору в Україні. Її зізнання було включене в шкільні програми різних штатів. Воно також було внесено у двотомний звіт комісії, копії якого були представлені Україні,

Тетяна була активним членом української громади Філадельфії.

Похоронні відправи відбулися 24 вересня в Українській Католицькій Церкві Христа-Царя у Філадельфії. Покійна похована на цвинтарі Пресвятої Марії в Jenkintown, PA за участі о. Ярослава Курпеля.

Залишилися в смутку:

 Три доньки

            Ярославу (Славу) Lee з мужем Робертом

            Марію Татунчак з мужем Борис

            Тамару Павлічку

та п’ятеро внуків і восьмеро правнуків

як також ближчу і дальшу родину в Америці та Україні. 

Пожертви в пам’ять покійної можна складати на Українську Федерацію Америки, Українську Католицьку Церкву Христа Царя, або Український Освітньо-Культурний Центр.

 

 

 

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
September 24, 2021

9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Church
1627 W. Cayuga Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Panakhyda
Friday
September 24, 2021

10:30 AM
Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Church
1627 W. Cayuga Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Requiem Liturgy
Friday
September 24, 2021

10:30 AM
Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Church
1627 W. Cayuga Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Committal
Friday
September 24, 2021

12:15 PM
St. Mary Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery
438 Cedar Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027

Donations

Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Church
1629 West Cayuga Street, Philadelphia PA 19140
Tel: 1-215-455-2416

Ukrainian Federation of America
700 Cedar Road, Jenkintown PA 19046
Tel: 1-215-782-1075
Web: http://www.ukrainianfederationofamerica.org/

Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center
700 Cedar Road, Jenkintown PA 19046
Web: https://www.ueccphila.org/

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