The children of OKSANA LENEC, nee Tarnawsky, sadly announce our mother’s passing on September 14, 2010, after a brief illness. Oksana passed peacefully at home, surrounded by her loved ones.
She was born in Lviv, Ukraine on January 27, 1925, and emigrated to the United States in 1949. In addition to her formal education in Ukraine, she graduated from the Salzburg Conservatory of Music in Austria, where she studied violin. She had a long and distinguished career as a violinist, performing concerts at various venues, and playing for many years with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic Orchestra. Upon her retirement, she continued to teach selected students and also perform with several groups in the Hudson Valley. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Dr. Wolodymyr Lenec.
She is survived by her three children, Zwen Markewycz and her husband Zenon, Lydia Bilynsky and her husband Michael, and Andrew Lenec and his wife Talia, and her seven grandchildren.
Calling hours will be on Friday, September 17th from 4-7pm at Humiston Funeral Home in Kerhonkson, NY. The Holy Sacrifice of the Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church in Kerhonkson, NY at 10am on Saturday, September 18th. Burial will follow at Pine Bush Cemetery, Kerhonkson.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Oksana’s memory can be made to either Hospice of Dutchess and Ulster Counties, or the American Cancer Society.
VICHNA YI PAMYAT! We love you, Mom.