It is with sadness that we bid farewell to
Myroslava Batorfalvy – UNM volunteer for over 25 years
Pani Slavcia, as we lovingly called her, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021 at 98 years.
Beloved wife of the late Yaroslaw. Loving mother of Daria (Harry B.) Kuchma & Oksana (Ron) Miller.
Cherished grandmother of Adrianna (Israel) Arzate, Marc (Sandra) Kuchma and Zoya (Andy) Dixon.
Dearest great-grandmother of Caden, Sophia, Isabella, Marcus & Rosie.
Pani Slavcia was the UNM’s longtime secretary and later volunteered as the museum’s greeter, until her 90th birthday.
She studied in Peremyshl, married Yaroslaw Batorfalvy, survived World War II, traveled
from Starij Sambir to Budapest, Vienna, the Displaced Persons camp in Regensburg and immigrated to Chicago
where she spent ¾ of her long and fulfilling life.
She was a devout parishioner of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, spirited seniors’ club member
and active in the UNWLA. Family, religion and work played an important role in her life, but she always found time to take in nature, play volleyball, garden and read. She was composed, soft spoken, and enjoyed a good laugh.
We love and remember her fondly. May she rest in eternal peace!
The family requested that in lieu of flowers consider donating to the Ukrainian National Museum.