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Mrs. Sylvia Ann Elnitsky

December 26, 1923 - March 21, 2017

Sylvia Ann Elnitsky of Vestal, New York

Sylvia A. Elnitsky, 93, of Vestal, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA the daughter of the late Very Rev. Gregory and Anastasia (Panchison) Soroka. She was preceded in death by her loving busband of 63 years, Joseph F. Elnitsky, a WWII Navy veteran and a survivor of the USS Reuben James, the first US Navy ship sunk by hostile action in WWII.

She is survived by her devoted daughter and son-in-law, Sylvia and Frank Urban, Vestal; three grandchildren, Mark Urban, Vestal; Rebecca (Tim) Doty, Manheim, PA; and Natasha (Corey) Brown, Rising Sun, IN. She has two great grandchildren, Linnaea and Lillian Doty.

She is survived by one brother, the Very Rev. Igor Soroka, Donora, PA and one sister, Zena Pecuch, AZ. She was preceded in death by three brothers, the Very Rev. Leonid Soroka, The Very Rev.Vladimir Soroka and Sergei Soroka, and a sister, Alexandra Bazil.

Before marriage she worked for the US Government in Washington, DC. She  worked locally at EJ’s then in private home care. After marriage, she became a full time mother and homemaker.

She was a member of Sts, Peter & Paul Orthodox Church, Endicott. Her faith,  prayers and church were most important to her.


Funeral Information

A funeral service will be offered by the Very Rev. Alexey Karlgut on Friday 10 am at Sts. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church, 210 Hill Avenue, Endicott. Burial will  be at the convenience of the family at St. Tikhon’s Cemetery, S. Canaan, PA.

Donations Information

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to her church.


Service:  SS Peter&Paul RO Church

Mrs.  Sylvia Ann Elnitsky

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