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William Baran

March 27, 2021

Obituary

Wasyl "William" Baran, a longtime resident of Philadelphia, died Saturday after a short illness.  He was 98.

Born in Ukraine, Wasyl was the son of the late Ivan and Tatiana (Konutz) Baran.  

He emigrated to the United States in 1952, settling in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia; he and his late wife Bronislawa raised their family there before eventually moving to Northeast Philadelphia.

Wasyl worked for many years for Bryers Ice Cream as a forklift operator; he retired in 1983.  He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, during which he would play his accordion and harmonica. He also grew grapes in his front yard for his namesake wine

He is survived by his wife, Olga Kobryn; his sons Nicholas (Teresa) and Peter (Carol); his grandchildren: Nicole, Katie (Christopher), Christopher (Bridget), Nathaniel, Elizabeth, Zachary and Victoria; and his great grandchildren: Claire, Reed, Grayson and Ryan. Besides his wife Bronislawa, he is predeceased by his son Roman and his sister Katherine.

His family will greet friends on Tuesday at 9 AM at Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Church.  Requiem Liturgy will be celebrated at 10 AM.  Burial will follow at Lawnview Cemetery.

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Services

Gathering of Family and Friends
Tuesday
March 30, 2021

9:00 AM
Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Church
1627 W. Cayuga Street
Philadelphia, PA 19141

Requiem Liturgy
Tuesday
March 30, 2021

10:00 AM
Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Church
1627 W. Cayuga Street
Philadelphia, PA 19141

Committal
Tuesday
March 30, 2021

11:45 AM
Lawnview Cemetery
500 Huntingdon Pike
Rockledge, PA 19046

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