Obituaries

Olga (Melnick) Boyuka

Olga BoyukaOlga (Melnick) Boyuka, age 90, a former resident of Weston Place, Shenandoah died Sunday evening at Seton Manor, Orwigsburg where she resided.

Born in Shenandoah on June 21, 1922 she was a daughter of the late Simon and Anna (Sulosky) Melnick.

She was a member of St. Michael’s Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Shenandoah and the ILGWU.

Mrs. Boyuka was a retired garment worker having worked in the Shenandoah garment industry.  Earlier she worked for General Cigar Factory, Mahanoy City.

Preceding her in death in addition to her parents were her husband Harry Boyuka; a daughter, Theresa Ligenza; two brothers, John and Joseph Melnick and three sisters, Pauline Roman, Mildred Chowansky and Dorothy Evanousky.

Surviving are a son, Joseph Boyuka and his wife Beth of Jackson, NJ; two daughters, Lucille Thomas and her husband Ronald of Orwigsburg and Mary Ann Damato and her husband Neil of Chester Springs; a son-in-law, Joseph Ligenza, Sr. of Tamaqua; a sister, Ann Milefsky of Ringtown; eight grandchildren, Danelle Kane, Joseph Ligenza, Jr., Jessica and Stephanie Boyuka, Matthew Thomas, Jaclyn, Katherine and Nicholas Damato; four great-grandchildren, Makenna and Luke Kane and Mason and Lauren Ligenza; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Parastas services will be held 9:30 am Thursday at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah.  Divine Liturgy will be celebrated 10:00 am Thursday in St. Michael’s Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, ShenandoahMsgr. Myron Grabowsky, Pastor will officiate.  Interment will follow in the parish cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home from 8:00 am to 9:30 am Thursday morning.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Seton Manor, 1000 Seton Drive, Orwigsburg, PA 17961.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah is in charge of the arrangements.

Olga (Melnick) Boyuka Has One Condolence Posted:

  1. Maryann Roman Hoffman says:

    I am so sorry to hear of my Aunt’s passing. What I remember most is the crazy and wonderful family re-unions we had! I will keep you all in my prayers. Regrettably, I seemed to have lost touch with the rest of the family…and do not even have specific address information for any of my cousins. All I can do is provide my own address should you wish to contact me….
    Maryann Hoffman
    24 Old Forge Rd
    Pine Grove, PA 17963 Please accept my sympathies.