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Oksana Lenec

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.

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Renata (BiBi) Ockerby - October 5th, 2010 at 3:19pm - Email
Dear Lida, Dzvinka, Andrei and families: I was very saddened to read about your recent loss in the PJ. Please accept our condolences; it seems that 2010 has not been a good year for our (respective) parents. Vichnaya Pamyat. Sincerely, Renata Ockerby and Bohdan Wynnyk.

Linda - September 21st, 2010 at 9:06pm - Email
My heartfelt condolances. Oksana was a very dear customer and friend of ours at Christopher and Banks, Poughkeepsie. We shall all miss her postitive approach to life. Deepest smypathies..Linda, Casandra and Diane

Rudy Efram - September 20th, 2010 at 11:46pm - Email
I played in string quartets and in the Hudson Valley Philharmonic with Ocsana. She was a very special lady. I am sorry for our loss.

Christine Coyle - September 20th, 2010 at 8:34pm - Email
I wish to offer my condolences to your family. I performed for many years in the Hudson valley Philharmonic with Oksana, Sincerely, Christine Coyle (Formerly Kuhn)

Mary Ann Lysko - September 19th, 2010 at 12:18pm - Email
My deepest sympathy to the family. Your mother was a wonderful person, friend as you already know. I met her 23 years ago. Jean Patti introduced us. I am Hungarian and enjoyed listening to her visits to Budapest. My youngest daughter, Erica, met your mom 2 years ago. Your mom tried to encourage Erica to continue playing the violin. They played a Hungarian piece for me which was beautiful. I will miss her dearly and our lunchs. May God give you comfort during this sorrowful time. God Bless.

Nancy Hamlin - September 17th, 2010 at 3:03pm - Email
My sincere condolences to all of Oksana's family. I will miss her greatly. I believe she lived her life to the fullest.She was my mentor and violin playing companion for 30 years. I really loved her exuberance.

Allison Ober - September 17th, 2010 at 8:54am - Email
Lydia, I happened to see this in the PJ. I am sorry for your loss. Allison (Craig) Ober

The Freeberns - September 16th, 2010 at 9:33pm - Email
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Oksana. She spent many hours with our daughter Erika who was very fond of her. Oksana shared her passion of the violin with Erika while she was in high school helping her to become the best she could be. I passed the information on to Erika who now lives in Boston and she was very sad. Please know our sincerest thoughts of sympathy are with you at this sad time.

Catherine Gifford Keim - September 16th, 2010 at 8:44pm - Email
My condolences on the passing of your mother. She was a wonderful teacher - I was blessed to have been one of her students. My prayers are with you all.

Barbara Kusko - September 16th, 2010 at 4:39pm - Email
I will miss Oksana and our quartet playing terribly! She was an indefatigable teacher; she taught me so much about music and helped me so much with my cello playing. And she was the best cook I ever knew! It was a privilege to know her. My condolences to her family--her death is a great loss indeed.

Nanette Koch - September 16th, 2010 at 10:44am - Email
To the family of Oksana, I was so sad to read in today's paper of the passing of your wonderful mother and my friend, Oksana. We had many wonderful musical times together and more! There were many visits and good times eating the amazing food Oksana cooked. I distinctly remember when she convinced me that I would enjoy eating tripe if I just tried hers. She was right - I loved it! My thoughts are with you all and I am sorry for your loss. Love, Nanette

Donna DeMarco - September 16th, 2010 at 7:48am - Email
Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with your family at this time. It was an honor to know Oksana and she will be greatly missed. We are thinking of you at this difficult time. Love Donna & Gene DeMarco

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