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The Life of Stefan Marczyszyn

Stefan Marczyszyn YOUNGSTOWN - Stefan Marczyszyn, 84, of the city’s west side, passed away Thursday morning, Feb. 25, 2010, at his home following an extended illness. Stefan was born Dec. 30, 1925, in Ukraine, a son of the late Ilko and Anna Marczyszyn, and came to America and Youngstown in 1951. He worked as a burner and a craneman for U.S. Steel, Ohio Works, for 28 years, retiring in 1980. Previously, he worked for Republic Steel and for Youngstown Sheet & Tube, Brier Hill Works. Stefan was a member of the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church in Youngstown, the Ukrainian Congress Committee, and of SUMA. He was a carpenter, cabinet-maker, and a skilled craftsman who enjoyed wood-working, especially after the project was completed. He also enjoyed fishing, reading, and playing chess. Mr. Marczyszyn leaves his beloved wife, Maria Antonczak Marczyszyn, whom he married Nov. 25, 1967; his daughter, Anna Marczyszyn of Elizabeth City, N.C.; his mother-in-law, Anna Antonczak of Niles; and a brother-in-law, Russell Antonczak of Niles. Stefan will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. Mr. Marczyszyn was preceded in death by a brother, Metody Marczyszyn; two sisters, Eva Michajlechko and Anna Kushinicz; his father-in-law, Fedor Antonczak; and a brother-in-law, Steve Antonczak. Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, where a prayer service will take place at 4:30 p.m. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 1, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church Renovation Project, 526 West Rayen Ave., Youngstown, OH 44502

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