VOLODYNYR “WALT” YANOSCHAK


Volodymyr Yanoschak, 77, passed away on December 15, 2006. He was born to Michael
and Anna Storosko Yanoschak on May 28, 1929 in Nanticoke, PA.  He is survived by his
wife, Anna Witenko Yanoschak; his daughter, Anne Fawcett with husband, Jim; his son,
Thomas with wife, Patrice; his son, Andrew with wife Cheryl; and his brother, Michael. His
sister Mary, and a brother, John, predeceased him.

Walt earned an Electrical Engineering degree from City College of New York and was
fortunate to have had the opportunity to work for IBM for 34 years, and to have been able
to associate with so many fine IBMers and their wonderful families. He retired from IBM in
1990. He was also grateful for the many friendships made at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman
Catholic Church, Sts. Volodymyr and Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church, and Sts. Cyril and
Methodious Byzantine Catholic Church. He found Raleigh to be a wonderful area in which
to raise a family and enjoyed being friends with many fine North Carolinians.  He was
proud of his Pennsylvanian, NYC and Slavic roots and had a keen interest in all things
Ukrainian.

Volodymyr was one of the founders of “Southern Ukrainians”, the first Association of
Ukrainians in North Carolina, and our predecessor organization.  He helped bring the
Ukrainian dancers from Baltimore to the International Festival in Raleigh, and was very
active in “Southern Ukrainians”.  He also made a significant contribution to the
organization of the Ukrainian Association of North Carolina and was very supportive of it,
in spite of his poor health.  We would like to express our sincere condolences to his
family. His death is a great loss to the Ukrainian-American community in North Carolina.


Vichnaya Pamyat!


           The Board of the Ukrainian Association of North Carolina