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BURTNIAK, MICHAEL PhD

BURTNIAK - Michael PhD March 30, 2015, age 90, beloved son of the late Nicholas and Anna (nee Nakonechna) Burtniak; caring brother of Mary (Walter) Kozar and John Burtniak; dear uncle of Halyna and Taras Kozar; predeceased by his parents and brother Nick. The late Michael Burtniak was born in Western Ukraine and arrived in Canada in December 1938. He completed his secondary and college education at St. Michael's College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He pursued post graduate education in Slavic Studies at Belgrade University, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Columbia University, New York City and the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada, where he earned his Doctorate Degree. Dr. Burtniak was a professor of languages, Russian, Polish, Spanish as well as literatures of the above nations at Canisius College from 1961 until his retirement in 1995. Friends may call Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the GRECO FUNERAL HOME, 2909 Elmwood Ave (near Sheridan Dr.) where Panachyda will be recited Tuesday at 7 PM and Wednesday at 8:30 AM followed by a Funeral Celebration from St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, 3275 Elmwood Ave, Kenmore at 9 AM. Friends invited. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Thorold, Ontario, Canada. Please share your condolences at
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