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Nadia Sawczuk

Nadia Sawczuk

September 19, 1927 - December 31, 2020


Nadia Sawczuk, 93, passed away Thursday December 31, 2020 at Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie.


She was born on September 19, 1927 in Ukraine and after WWII was in a displaced persons camp in Augsburg, Germany with her parents Nikolai and Maria Yaroshenko. While waiting for passage to America, Nadia belonged to a traveling actors group performing all over Germany. She also belonged to a Ukrainian dance group.


After living in the Bronx with her husband Bohdan and her two daughters Shanya and Natalia she moved into the Lower East Side of Manhattan and became very active in the Ukrainian community. She belonged to many Ukrainian organizations including the 83rd Chapter of the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America in New York and the Ukrainian National Association of New York.


She was a travel agent for many years and her passion was exploring the world, traveling as far as Hong Kong.


She is predeceased by her husband Bohdan and daughter Shanya Sawczuk. She is survived by her daughter Talia (ex-husband Andy) Lenec, grandchildren Alana (Nick) Schmidt, and Andrew Lenec. Her brother-in-law Zen (Olga) Sawczuk and their children and extended family. 


Service and burial will be at the Pine Bush Cemetery in Kerhonkson on January 5, 2021 at 10:00 AM.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Nadia’s name to:


The Ukrainian Museum

222 East 6th Street

New York, NY 10003




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Ukrainian National Women’s League of America 

203 2nd Avenue 

New York, NY 10003

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