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ORYNAWKA, Stella K. "Stephania" (Kokosky)

ORYNAWKA - Stella K. (nee Kokosky) "Stephania"
Age 87, of Grand Island, NY, passed away on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at home under the care of Hospice Buffalo. Born in Poland on May 1, 1927, she was the daughter of Ukrainian parents, the late Alexander and Anna (Blaha) Kokosky. Stella was a member of Protection of The Most Holy Mother of God Church and wife of 67 years to Leo George Orynawka, whom she married on June 28, 1947 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Besides her husband, she is survived by her four children, Leo A. (late Linda) Orynawka of Binghamton, NY, Catherine (Joe) Higgins of Burt, NY, Mary Ellyn (Larry) Stockings of Niagara Falls, NY and Taras S. (Cindy) Orynawka of Elma, NY; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Tatiana (late Nicholas) Shwetz of Toronto, Ontario, CA and Alice (late Jacques) Vera of Ottawa; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Monday, December 1, 2014 from 4-8 PM at ZAJAC FUNERAL HOME INC., 319 24th Street, corner of Welch Ave., Niagara Falls, NY, where a Panachyda Service will be held at 7:00 PM. A 2nd Panachyda Service will be at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, December 2, at the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Liturgy at 10:00 AM at Protection of The Most Holy Mother of God Church, 2715 Ferry Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY, with Father Raymond Palko, officiating. Burial following in St. Stephen's Cemetery, Grand Island, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Hospice Buffalo, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227-1480.
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