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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
Charitina Lytwyn
September 28, 1935 - March 13, 2020


Public Events and Locations

Viewing - Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Saint Andrew's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Campbell Hall
Parastas - Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 12:00 PM at Saint Andrew's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Campbell Hall
Graveside Service - Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 1:30 PM at Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Campbell Hall

Contacts

Funeral Home - Wetzel and Son Funeral Home - 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046 - 215-663-8550 - Map
Clergy - Saint Andrew's Ukrainian Catholic Church - 141 Sarah Wells Drive, Campbell Hall, NY 10916 - 845-496-4156 - Map
Cemetery - Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery - 141 Sarah Wells Trail, Campbell Hall, NY 10916 - 845-496-5506 - Map
Family Florist - Tom’s Greenhouses and Flowers - 123 Montgomery Street, Goshen, NY 10924 - 845-294-5233 - Map
Donation - Ukrainian Education and Cultural Center - 700 North Cedar Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046 - 215-663-1166 - Map
Donation - United Ukrainian American Relief Committee - 1206 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111 - 215-728-1630 - Map
Donation - Ukrainian Federation of America - 700 North Cedar Road, Rockledge, PA 19046 - 215-782-1075 - Map

Charitina passed away on March 13, 2020 at Rydal Park Medical Center. She was 84.

Charitina was born on September 28.1935 in Lutsk, Volyn Oblast, Ukraine to the late Myron Ludomir and Yaroslava (Makuch) Zarycky. Her parents needed to flee Ukraine after the start of World War II in September, 1939. They gathered what belongings they could carry and together with her brother, John Ludomir, fled under the cover of night for Poland. From Poland they first moved on to Germany and Vienna then to Salzburg, Austria. There she attended school, where she was a classmate of Major Archbishop Lubomyr Husar.

They eventually continued their journey, leaving Salzburg and arriving in the United States sometime around 1948, taking up initial residence in Yonkers, NY. Charitina then attended Saint Mary’s Villa Academy in Sloatsburg, NY for her high school education. Upon graduating from St. Mary’s she continued with her college education at Fordham University, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. She became a Naturalized US citizen on April 3rd, 1956.

Charitina met her soulmate Roman Theodore Lytwyn in 1955, and they married on Thanksgiving Day, November, 22nd, 1956. They initially took up residence in Brooklyn, NY. Roman completed his Ph.D. level education in Civil Engineering at Columbia University, and found work at Boeing in Chester, PA. The family then left Brooklyn, moving first to Philadelphia, PA, then West Chester PA, and then again back to Philadelphia in 1971.

Charitina was an active member of various organizations including Ukrainian Women’s Association (CYA) and Tryzub.

Charitina was a homemaker during the early years but quickly entered the workforce after her children reached middle and high school ages. She worked various jobs, including as a social worker for the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Huntingdon, PA, then later worked for the Providence Associate near the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral on Franklin Street in Philadelphia. She retired in 2005.

Charitina is pre-deceased by her husband, Roman Theodore (+1985), and her brother John Ludomir (+2006). Charitina is survived by her four children: Theodore Roman, Justine Maria Lewycky (husband Yaroslaw), Marcian Andrew, and Ariadne Maria Michalczyk (husband John) and one grandchild: Nicholas Roman Michalczyk. Charitina is also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins around the United States, Canada and Ukraine.

Relatives and friends were invited to her viewing on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 11:00 A.M. and Parastas at 12:00 P.M. at Saint Andrew's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 141 Sarah Wells Drive, Campbell Hall, NY 10916. Her graveside service followed at Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, 141 Sarah Wells Trail, Campbell Hall, NY 10916.

Religious services were conducted by Father Ivan Chirovsky.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to:
Ukrainian Education and Cultural Center, 700 North Cedar Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046
United Ukrainian American Relief Committee, 1206 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111
Ukrainian Federation of America, 700 North Cedar Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046.

Family flowers arranged by Tom’s Greenhouses and Flowers 845-294-5233.

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