SALEM — Mrs. Anna E. (Kopka) Lischynsky, 98, of Salem, died December16th, 2012, at the Pilgrim Nursing Home in Peabody.
Born in Salem on October 27th, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Wasyl and Katherine (Smigelski) Kopka. She was raised and educated in Salem and was a lifelong resident of the City of Salem.
Mrs. Lischynsky had been employed as a switchboard operator at Hytron in Salem. She previously had been the proprietor of Kopka’s Variety store on Essex Street in Salem for many years.
Anna was the longest living member of the St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Church Community in Salem. Her family were founding members of the Ukrainian church in Salem.
Anna is survived by her nieces Loretta Martin and her husband Fred of Naples, Fl, and Patricia Oostveen and her husband Ron of Ada, MI, and several great- nieces and great-nephews and all her friends in the Ukrainian community. She was the sister of the late John, Walter and Michael Kopka and aunt of the late Lucy Dragon.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral will be held from The O’Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Square (At Salem Common), Salem, Friday at 9:15 A.M., followed by her funeral service in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Church, 124 Bridge St., Salem at 10 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours Thursday from 4 to 7 P. M. with a Panakhayda Service at 7 P.M. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Anna’s memory to the St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Church, P.O. Box 206, Salem, MA 01970. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuenralservice.com