Yevgenya Grigorchuk, 92, of Camillus, passed away peacefully on Saturday. She was born and raised in Ukraine and later immigrated to the United States in 1990, bringing with her a wealth of love, faith, and traditions.
Yevgenya was a woman of unwavering faith and was dedicated to her church. Her love for prayer and her spiritual connection were evident in her everyday life, touching the hearts of everyone she met. She was a pillar of strength within her congregation and a source of inspiration to all who knew her.
Beyond her devotion to her church, Yevgenya had a deep love for the simple pleasures of life. She had a green thumb and a passion for gardening, tending to vibrant blooms and lush vegetables. Her nimble fingers were equally adept at sewing, creating beautiful garments and keepsakes for her loved ones. Picking raspberries from her garden was a cherished summer activity, and she delighted in making delicious preserves from her bountiful harvest.
Yevgenya's melodious voice could often be heard singing hymns of praise and joy. Her music filled the hearts of those around her and brought comfort and solace in times of need. Her culinary skills were equally impressive, and she shared her love through the art of cooking, preparing traditional Ukrainian dishes that were savored by all.
Above all else, Yevgenya cherished her family. Family gatherings were her favorite occasions, and she reveled in the warmth and laughter that filled her home during these special moments. Her love and guidance were a constant source of strength and support to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Yevgenya Grigorchuk's legacy of faith, love, and devotion will forever live on in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing her. She leaves behind a profound impact on her community and a lifetime of beautiful memories.
Yevgenya was predeceased by her parents, husband, Ananiy in 2017, two sisters and a brother.
Surviving are her daughter, Natalia (Michael) Savich of Syracuse; sons, Nikolay (Natalya) of Tarpon Springs, FL and Aleksey (Tanya) of Camillus; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services to honor Yevgenya's life will be held Thursday, October 5 at 7 p.m. at First Ukrainian Pentecostal Church, 3875 Warners Rd., Syracuse and a second service will be held Friday, October 6 at 10 a.m. at the church.
Yevgenya will be laid to rest in Greenlawn Cemetery, Warners.
Yevgenya's love, faith, and the warmth of her spirit will be deeply missed but never forgotten.
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