LUBOMYRA ROZSA age 76, passed away September 20, 2022. Beloved wife of Csaba; dear mother of Teresa Polatajko (Mark), Major Miklos “Mykola” (Tracy), Stephan “Taras” (Stephanie), Maria “Laryssa” (Robert), Michael (Tabitha), Peter (Nicole), Elizabeth “Lessya” Braddock (Chris); loving grandmother of Lesyk, Melania, Emilia, Nicholas, Olivia, Daniel, Matthew, Madelyn, Joseph, Carolyn, Julius, Garrett and Patrick; dearest sister of Myros Holowatyj (deceased) (Helen), Orest Holowatyj (deceased) (Judy) and Major Oleh Holowatyj (Anna); cherished daughter of Wolodymyr and Ewdokia Holowatyj (both deceased); dear aunt, great-aunt and cousin of many.
Friends may call for visitation at THE KOLODIY-LAZUTA FUNERAL HOME, 5677 STATE RD., PARMA, FRIDAY 4-8 P.M. PARASTAS 6 P.M. Funeral Liturgy Saturday, September 24 at St. Andrew Ukrainian Catholic Church, 7700 Hoertz Rd., Parma at 11 A.M. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment St. Andrew Cemetery.
Luba Rozsa's gift of extraordinary selfless service to her family, church and community has touched many during her life. Arriving on American shores as a displaced person, she was proud to become a citizen in 1965. She loved Ukraine and was a fierce advocate for her homeland. This aching love for Ukraine helped create a patriotic heart for her new home. Naturally she became a teacher and graduated from OSU. Teaching was the cornerstone of her service especially to children and youth. She was energetically involved in community organizations and in her samaritan style, she held executive leadership roles in these organizations. She was active at church, especially as a catechist, in the UAYA (CYM)-Ukrainian scouts and in the UNWLA (Ukrainian National Women's League of America), notably as running the pre-school. Children of many generations will recall her incredible way of being tough and fun-loving at the same time. She would endure a shaving cream blitz on her birthday at CYM camp, she had many warm embraces during First Holy Communion practice and over the years countless sweet interactions with children. Throughout their 53 years of marriage, Luba and Csaba raised seven children and every family gathering seemed to be big, loud and involved food. Her adventurous spirit had her traveling all over the world. She loved to cook, garden and write. She wrote a wonderful Christmas play and directed it. That same play was published as a children's book, "Scythy's First Christmas". She was so proud to be a published author. Luba's strong Kozak spirit, warm heart, joyous smile and laughter endures in the hearts of her children and family and anyone who met her.