LTC (Retired) US Army Milas W. Lebedovych, MD of Savannah, GA died unexpectedly and peacefully at his beloved summer home in Accord, NY on July 19, 2012. He was born on August 14, 1936 in Ukraine. He was predeceased by his parents Ksenia Janowicz Lebedovych, MD and Omelan Lebedovych, MD.
The family immigrated to the United States in 1949. In 1954, he graduated as salutatorian from Lapeer High School in Lapeer, Michigan. In 1958, he graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor where he earned a BS degree. In 1962, Dr. Lebedovych earned his MD degree from the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan.
In 1972 he completed his psychiatric residency at Lafayette Clinic in Detroit, Michigan.
Dr. Lebedovych began his medical career as an emergency room physician later focusing on psychiatry. He was a board certified psychiatrist who during the course of his medical career, practiced as a psychiatrist in various correctional facilities, psychiatric centers, maximum security prisons and the military.
Dr. Lebedovych served in the US Army. During the Vietnam War, CPT Lebedovych was in the Medical Corps, serving with the 19th Engineering Battalion, 18th Engineering Brigade. From May 1966 to June 1967 CPT Lebedovych was the battalion surgeon at Cam Ranh Bay. For his service in Vietnam CPT Lebedovych was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. In 1983 he returned to the military. In 1989 he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his Medical Service at Ft Benning, GA. His military accomplishments also include earning his Airborne Wings and an Expert Field Medical Badge. LTC Lebedovych also served with distinction in support of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm (1991). LTC Lebedovych retired from the US Army in 1996.
Dr. Lebedovych was an avid chess player and was a member of many chess clubs. He was also an accomplished long distance runner. He was an active member in PLAST, a Ukrainian Scouting Organization.
Milas W. Lebedovych leaves in sorrow his wife of 44 years, Zwenyslawa Salak of NYC. Also in deep mourning are his son Orest Lebedovych of NY; daughter Andrea, with her husband Ivan W. Bilaniuk of Vienna, VA and grandsons Andrew & Peter Bilaniuk. He is survived by his two sisters Lydia Kazewych and Switlana Korduba as well as his two brothers Victor Lebedovych, MD and Alex Lebedovych, MD and their families.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday July 24th, 2012 at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church in Kerhonkson, NY. Burial followed at Pine Bush Cemetery, Kerhonkson, NY. LTC (Retired) US Army Milas Lebedovych was laid to rest with military honors.