Anna Kuscht ‘Bunia’



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Anna Kuscht ’Bunia’ ROCHESTER: Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Suddenly but peacefully, surrounded by love, her story came to an end just after sunset at the age of 88. Predeceased by her parents, Iwan and Daria, brother Fred, and grandson Christopher. She is survived by her loving and devoted family; daughter, Olga and Gary (Karwowski), daughter Lucy and Stan (Martucci) (Prytyskach), son Alex and Kathy (Kuscht). Grandchildren: Lucien, Mark, Mischa, Nick, Kristina, Corey, and Steven. Anna is also survived by her beloved sister Waleria Skrypka, brother Nick and Mary Kompanijec, several extraordinary nieces and nephews, extended family, and many friends that she also adored. Anna was born June 5, 1930 in Barvenkovo (Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine). During WWII she and her family were forced to leave Ukraine to Germany where she worked for farmers for several years. She then lived with members of her family in ‘Camp Ohio’ (a camp for Displaced Persons in Burgdorf, Germany), where forced laborers, war refugees and families lived. It was there that she met the family of her future husband, Stefan. After liberation of the Camp, the road to America was long and with many challenges. She lived in Brazil and later immigrated to the United States where she finally settled and raised her family in Rochester, NY. She was an active lifelong member of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Sisterhood, and Church Choir for over 50 years. She was a past member of the Surma Choir, participated in plays, loved to crochet & embroider, garden and enjoyed trips to the casino. Her cherished family was her greatest joy and no words can express how much our ‘Bunia’ will be missed. Our family will receive friends Friday (May 17th) 3-7 pm at Vay-Schleich and Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road. Panachyda, Ukrainian Prayer Service at 7:00 PM. Her Divine Liturgy will be held Saturday (May 18th) 10:00 am at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church (3176 St. Paul Blvd). Interment Mount Hope Cemetery. Contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church in her memory. For more information or to sign Anna’s online guestbook, please visit


  1. Valentina Hill on May 12, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Dear family of Anna Kuscht, So sorry to hear of Anna’s passing. She was a very active member of the Ukrainian community and church, May she Rest in Eternal Peace. Vichnaya Pamyat. Sincerely, Valentina and Leon Hill

  2. Danielle Lutz on May 12, 2019 at 12:00 am

    So very sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother. Prayers for comfort and healing during this very difficult time. Thinking of you Olga and your family.

  3. anna morrice on May 12, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Such a loss…. you were loved by all.. God Bless…
    love anna morrice

  4. Gerry and Bev Verbridge on May 13, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Thinking of you with Sympathy..
    Warm thoughts and prayers are with each of you to bring you comfort for you loss.

  5. Caryn Bausch on May 14, 2019 at 12:00 am

    My condolences Olga and to your family. I know your mom will truly be missed. My prayers and love are with you all.

  6. Annette Palmer on May 14, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Olga and Lucy:
    I’m so sorry for the loss of your Mom. May your family, friends and fond memories comfort you during this difficult time. You’re in my thoughts and prayers. Love and God Bless.

  7. Chris Glenn on May 16, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Olga, I am so sorry about your Mom. I will see you at the calling hours. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  8. Pam Baket on May 16, 2019 at 12:00 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss and Mom will be missed very much. I’m sorry I can’t be at the services but do know I am here for you

  9. Jeanie Bayer on May 17, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Lucy and Olga, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a gentle, sweet woman and I’m glad I was able to know her. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Sending hugs to both of you.

  10. JF on May 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Sending my condolences to the family. Anna was a nice neighbor She shared tomatoes,cucumbers, garlic & more. Her garden was magnificent. Sorry for your loss. Peace JF
    Rochester, New York

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