SALEM – Maria Prychodczenko, 87, of Salem, slipped away quietly with her family by her side at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at the Vibra Hospital of Mahoning Valley in Boardman.
She was born Jan. 28, 1925, in Stupke, Ukraine, in the Poltava Region, the daughter of the late David and Fania Pohribniak.
Mrs. Prychodczenko was a high school graduate and before her retirement in 1986 had last been employed at Salem Tool Company in Salem as custodian. She had also been a housekeeper for Norman Pedersen, who sponsored her to come to this country, and housekeeper for both Henry Anderson and Richard Sekely. She was also a custodian for John Sudol. Maria had worked in Austria for seven years before coming to the United States on Dec. 24, 1949.
She was a member of the Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Youngstown. She enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, working on the farm and spending time with her grandchildren and family.
Her husband, Mykola Prychodczenko, whom she married Sept. 9, 1950, survives her along with two daughters, Nancy (Wayne) Tiedeman of Boardman and Anna Maria (David) Anderson of Salem; and three grandchildren, Nicholas, Peter, and Katherine Anderson.
A son, David J. Prychodczenko, preceded her in death in 1957. A sister, Katya and two brothers, Mykola and Petro, also preceded her in death.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at the Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Youngstown with Father John Harvey officiating.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home with a Panahida service at 7:30 p.m. with Father Gregory Becker officiating. Burial will be at Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church Building Fund, 1025 N. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown, Ohio 44509.
This obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family online at www.starkmemorial.com.