St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral
5913 State Road
Parma Ohio
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LJUBA ZARUBA peacefully entered into eternaty with the Lord  on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at the age of  83.  She was the beloved wife of Nikolaj (deceased); loving mother of Tatiana Kluczarov (Lew), Natalia Brezden (Oleh), Vladimir (Janis), Vera Zaruba and Nadya Jacoby and grandmother of many.  Liuba Zaruba was a member of St. Olga Sisterhood. 

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to St. Vladimir Cathedral. ALL SERVICES PRIVATE.

May her memory be eternal.  Vichnaya Pamyat!     Вiчная ïï Пам'ять!


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 Newly Departed Servant of God, Vasyl Kukhar

January 27, 2021

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,                            

Glory to Jesus Christ!  Slava Isusu Christu!


“That there should be no division in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another.  And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with  it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.  Now you are the body of Christ.”         I Corinthians 12:25-27


I write this letter to share with you the sad news about the sufferings of a part of our St. Vladimir parish family body.  The suffering I am referring to is the passing into eternity of Vasyl Kukhar, this morning at 3:00 a.m. at the home of his family in Parma.

Vasyl was 38 years old and suffered from cancer, while still in Ukraine.  His name was always mentioned, during the litany for the sick, during our Liturgies for over a year.


Four months ago he arrived in Parma with his wife, Olenka and children Serhyi (9 years old) and Ivanka (6 years old) to join their family who was already residing here.  When he arrived in this country he was admitted as a patient at the Cleveland Clinic to see if any additional treatment would give him extra years of life.  Unfortunately nothing could be done and the cancer was advanced and he was given only a month to live.

His battle against this horrible disease came to an end this morning after being prepared for entry into God’s Heavenly Kingdom with the Holy Sacraments of Confession and Communion.


As mentioned at the beginning of this letter, when one part of the parish (body) suffers we all suffer and with this in mind, I am asking that we assist the family during this most difficult time to help with donations to cover the financial expenses of the funeral. 

We are most grateful to the Kolodiy-Lazuta Funeral Home for giving a tremendous reduction in their services.  However there are additional expenses needed and I am praying that we all can be of assistance to the family.  Let us remember the words of St. John

“God is love-if God so loved us, we out to love one another.”  I John 4:8-11


Let us show our love to the Kukhar-Lyba family who, for 4 generations, have been worshipping with us every Sunday at St. Vladimir’s. 

If you desire to contribute to this worthy cause, please write your check to St. Vladimir Cathedral with Vasyl Kukhar funeral on the memo line.  Donations can be brought to church on Sunday or mailed to the parish office.  All donations will be given to the family for the funeral and needs of the young children who, besides losing a father, are adjusting to life in a new country.  Any donation will be appreciated.


If able, you may visit the Kolodiy-Lazuta Funeral Home tomorrow, January 28th from 6:00-7:00 p.m.  to pay your respects.  The Parastas will be served at 7:15 p.m.  Our choir, directed by Markian, is requested to sing the responses.  Social distancing will be practiced and masks are required.

May our loving Lord comfort the grieving family and may He accept the soul of the newly departed servant of God, Vasyl, into His Heavenly Kingdom.


Memory Eternal!  Vichnaya Pamyat!


May the Lord Bless you and keep you safe!


In Christ,

Fr. John


Donations may also be made through the parish website