Russell P. Jaruczyk, 72
LEBANON -- Funeral services for Mr. Jaruczyk, 72, of Lebanon, were held Tuesday morning, August 17 at the Immanuel Baptist Church.
Born September 5, 1937, in Encarnacion, Paraguay, he died Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, at his home.
The son of the late Julian and Eva Piatachuk Jaruczyk, he was a retired carpenter, minister and founder of New Life Ukraine Children’s Ministries.
He received an Honorary Doctorate of Ministry Degree from Odessa Theological Seminary, Kyiv, Ukraine, and was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church.
Services were conducted by Pastor John Hunn. Interment followed at the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include: his wife of 44 years Nina Leonovich Jaruczyk; children Julie (Eric) Saunders of Brownsburg, Indiana; Lillian (Kirk) Guillot of Mt. Juliet; John (Susana) Jaruczyk of Snellville, GA and Andre Jaruczyk of Lebanon.
Also surviving are siblings Tanya Wasyluk of Encarnacion, South America; Elsa (Ivan) Gnatenco and Ninfa (Elio) Garcia -- all of West Palm Beach, FL; Rev. Anatolio (Luba) Jaruczyk of Clark, New Jersey; and grandchildren Ashley & Ryan Saunders, Ethan & Corben Guillot, Tamara, Nicholas & Samuel Jaruczyk.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by daughter Connie Jaruczyk; sister Leonida Blazechuk; and brother Joseph Jaruczyk.
Active pallbearers: Eric Saunders, John Jaruczyk, Kirk Guillot, Walter Jaruczyk, Rick Jaruczyk, and John Horstmeyer. Honorary: Talmadge Kelley and Clyde Ricketts.
Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.