Olga Horodecky of Mount Laurel, NJ passed away peacefully at the age of 91. Olga Leskiw was born in July, 1931 in Voloschyna, Western Ukraine. Olga was the second child of Michael and Maria Leskiw. A longtime resident of Kendall Park, NJ, Olga recently moved in with her son, Adrian. She was a parishioner of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in New Brunswick, NJ. Olga was also a long time member of the Ukrainian Women's League, also in New Brunswick, NJ. In her youth Olga was a member of the Plast Ukrainian Scouting Organization.
Olga emigrated to the United States in 1949. She worked for General Fire and Casualty Insurance in NY and for Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, before retiring in 1993.
Olga was the beloved wife of Jerry Horodecky for fifty years, who passed in 2001. Olga was the devoted mother of Irene Horodecky, who passed in 2011. Olga is survived by her son, Adrian; her niece, Ulana Markiv; her husband, Volodymyr; and their daughter, Ericka. Olga is also survived by her nephew, Mark Leskiw, his wife Lisa and their son Dominick. Olga was the sister of Alex Leskiw, who passed in 2020, survived by his wife Daria.
Please celebrate Olga's life by watching her award winning biography “Olga's Odyssey”. She was born in Western Ukraine, escaped the Russians in World War II, lived in a Displaced Person’s Camp in Germany for four and a half years, and arrived in New York to begin a new life in America.
The movie website is - https://vimeo.com/685194810
The Facebook Page is - https://www.facebook.com/Olgas-Odyssey-Movie-113167871139480
Relatives and friends are invited to visit on Friday, September 23, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. at Boylan Funeral Home, 188 Easton Avenue, New Brunswick. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church, New Brunswick. Interment will follow at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery, South Bound Brook.
In lieu of flowers those who wish, may contribute in Olga's memory to the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church at 80 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.