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Wasyl Peleschuk, 93, Active In Bridgeport Ukrainian Groups

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Wasyl Peleschuk, 93, of Bridgeport, died Thursday, Aug. 27, at Bridgeport Hospital.

Peleschuk was born on Aug. 3, 1922, in Perevoloka, Ternopilskiy Oblast, Ukraine. He immigrated to the United States in 1950, initially to Michigan, and then settled in Bridgeport.

His wife, Maria, who, he married in 1952, died in 1988.

He had worked as a carpenter for Patmore Millwork Co. for more than 35 years. He belonged to the Holy Protection of the Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in Bridgeport. He was a member of the church choir, a past president of the church committee and past president of the local chapter of the Ukrainian Congress Committee.

He was also on the board of directors of the Ukrainian Club in Southport. He was a member of PLAST (a Ukrainian scouting organization) and had also served as past president of PLAST PRYAT. Peleschuk was the administrator of PLAST Camp Bobriwka in Colebrook for many years and was past president of Bobriwka Corp. He belonged to various other Ukrainian organizations where he gave of his time and financial support.

He is survived by a son, Stefan Peleschuk, and his wife, Larissa, along with their children, Danylo and Ivanka; a daughter, Lidia Nolan, and her husband, William, along with their children, Chase, Gunnar and Liam.

The funeral is  on Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Pistey Funeral Home, 2155 Main St., Stratford, and at 10 a.m. at Holy Protection BVM Ukrainian Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Holy Spirit Cemetery, Hamptonburg, N.Y. Friends may call on Tuesday, from 5-8 p.m. Panikhida will be at 6:30 p.m. Visit www.pisteyfuneralhome.com to leave condolences online.

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