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SHEPELAVY, Julianne (Nowadly)

Shepelavy - Julianne (nee Nowadly) Age 73, died on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at her home in Niskayuna.
Born on November 7, 1942, in Buffalo, NY, she was the only daughter of the late William and Mary Decyk Nowadly. She was happily married to Taras Shepelavy from January, 1966, until his death in April, 2008. Mrs. Shepelavy graduated from the University of Buffalo in 1964, and Syracuse University in 1971. Before her retirement, she was a longtime chemistry teacher at Ballston Spa High School, where students often voted her teacher of the year. She was a good friend to many, and a loving mother to her only son Daniel, who survives her, along with her daughter-in-law, Roxanne, and granddaughters, Daria and Natalia, all of Philadelphia.
Julie was a member of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, and treasurer of Americans for Democracy in Ukraine. Memorial services on Monday include a viewing at 10 AM at Parker Bros. Memorial, 2013 Broadway, Watervliet, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:45 AM at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, also in Watervliet. A reception will follow. Contributions can be made to St. Nicholas in Watervliet, New York, or to the Ukrainian Museum in New York City (

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