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Nora K. Czaruk

February 5, 2009
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

CZARUK, Nora Kohut, 89, of Wintersville, Ohio fell asleep in the Lord on the Feast of the Three Hierarchs Friday, January 30, 2009 at Trinity West.

Nora was the owner and operator of Nora's Kitchen for 65 years after working at Marsh Wheeling.

She was an excellent hostess and was known for her sweet and friendly nature. Her buffets consisted of cabbage rolls, blinis and perhogies.

Her favorite pastime was listening to the Ukrainian Radio Program. Nora was very proud of her ethnic heritage and home cooking recipes that she has passed down to her grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Despite not being able to drive Nora was not deterred from being active in her church and community. She was always THE organizer and coordinator of many events from PTA, bake sales and card parties, to Russian Days and community events.

Nora was very active in her church, Holy Transfiguration Russian Orthodox Church. She served as President of the Sisterhood for many years, held the office of president of the church, financial secretary of the church and received a Grammata in recognition of her service and love for the church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Nick A. Czaruk, for whom she was the primary caregiver, on April 25, 2008. They were married on August 8, 1943; parents Basil and Theresa Kohut; sisters and brothers in law Katherine (John) Landziak, Harry Martin, Ann (John) Kabala, Mary (Matthew) Zabek, Pete Kudlak, Olga (Larry) Sebulsky, Theresa (Bill) Bethel, Irene McQuay and nephew Greg Barna.

She is survived by her son Nicholas (Janet) Czaruk of Fayetteville, NC,; grandsons Nicholas A. Czaruk III of San Diego, CA and Gregory (Annie) Czaruk of Muskogee, OK; great grandchildren Annebelle and Gregory Wagner both of Muskogee, OK; son Kohut Pete Czaruk of Columbus, OH; granddaughter Alexandria (Ben) Clark of Columbus, OH; great grandchildren Gabrielle, Hunter, Lane, Braxton and Landon Clark all of Columbus, OH; granddaughter Kara Clark of Columbus, OH; great grandson Cade Clark of Columbus, OH; daughter Theresa (Bob) Stotler of Canton, OH; sister Vera Kohut of Wheeling, WV; brother Pete (Mary Ann) Kohut of Wheeling, WV; brother in law Chuck McQuay of Buford, GA and her beloved nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces who cherished uncle Nick and aunt Nora will be an everlasting remembrance to all.

Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, Wintersville Friday 3- 7 p.m. and on Saturday at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church from 10 a.m. until the time of Divine Liturgy at 11 a.m. with Fr. Michael Zahirsky officiating.

Burial at Union Cemetery. Parastas Friday 7 p.m. with Fr. Nicholas Wyslutsky officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to Charity Hospice, 500 Luray Drive, Wintersville, OH 43953.

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