Obituary: Luba Z. Siryj Taraskewicz

Posted 9/28/21

With great sorrow, we share the sad news that our beloved wife, sister, aunt and great-aunt, Luba Siryj Taraskewicz, passed into eternal rest on October 20, 2020.

Born in 1952, Luba was raised in …

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Obituary: Luba Z. Siryj Taraskewicz

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With great sorrow, we share the sad news that our beloved wife, sister, aunt and great-aunt, Luba Siryj Taraskewicz, passed into eternal rest on October 20, 2020.

Born in 1952, Luba was raised in Bayonne, NJ by a patriotic Ukrainian family. As a member of the Plast Ukrainian Scouting Organization, she belonged to the scout group Spartanky and later to the scout group Chortopolokhy. She has held various leadership positions including president of UNWLA Branch 4 in New Jersey, chair of the organizing committee for a UNWLA Convention held at the Newark airport, and two years as chair of the organizing committee for the Garden State Arts Center Ukrainian Festival. She was president of her home association at Fawn Lake in Hawley, PA.

Luba graduated from St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Elementary School in Jersey City, and St. Aloysius Academy in Jersey City. She received a B.A. from Jersey City State College and a Master’s degree from Farleigh Dickinson in Madison, NJ. She spent the majority of her career working for AT&T and later with IBM, retiring from her position as a manager in the field of Information Technology.

She leaves in deep sorrow her husband, Charles; her sister, Nadia Nynka with husband Nestor; nephews: Mark Nynka with wife Mykolaya and their children Lukash and Terenya, and Andrew Nynka with wife Melania; as well as extended family in the US, Canada and Ukraine.

Visitation was held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 23, 2020, at Teeters Funeral Chapel, 505 Church St., Hawley, PA. Her Funeral Mass was held at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Catholic Church in Glen Spey, NY. Burial was at St. Andrew’s Cemetery in Bound Brook, NJ.

Memorial donations can be directed to the New Jersey Greyhound Adoption Program, 723 County Road 625, Hampton, NJ, 08827; PLAST Ukrainian Scouting Organization USA, 700 Cedar Road, Jenkintown, PA, 19046, or the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America, www.unwla.org.

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