Stefan Solohub Sr., 90, of North Port, Fla., and formerly of Randolph, Mass., passed away Monday, March 24, 2014.
He was born Jan. 13, 1924, in Rava-Rus’ka, Ukraine.
Stefan and his loving wife, Wera Solohub, moved from their longtime home in Randolph to North Port, where they wintered many years, until becoming full-time residents in 2010. He was passionate about working with the Ukrainian community in Boston, Mass., and served as President of the Ukrainian American Youth Association, CYM, Boston Branch, for many years.
He is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 69 years, Wera; son, Stefan Solohub Jr.; daughter, Anna Henderson Solohub; grandsons, Stefan Solohub III and Adam Henderson; and many family members in Ukraine.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., with a panikhida service at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, March 30, 2014, at McKee Funeral Home, 14538 Tamiami Trail, North Port. The Rev. Severyn Kovalyshin will officiate. The funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 31, 2014, at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in North Port, followed by an interment ceremony at Venice Memorial Gardens in Venice, Fla.
The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, those so inclined consider a donation in the name of Stefan Solohub Sr. to either St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in North Port, or Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Church in Jamaica Plain, Mass. For online condolences, please visit www.mckeenorthport.com.
Arrangements are by McKee Funeral Home, North Port.