Wasyl Bosak, age 95, of Miami, Florida, passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at Seasons Hospice in Miami, Florida following declining health after hip surgery.
Born January 8, 1927 in Pletnikov, Ukraine, he traveled to the United States by boat to New York and settled in Lorain in the late 1940s. For the past 35 years he has resided in Miami. He was a substation operator in the electrical department of the Lorain Works US Steel for over 30 years, retiring in 1985. Wasyl was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in Lorain and the United Steelworkers Union Local 1104.
Wasyl was an accomplished violinist, having played at the Oberlin Conservatory and many impromptu concerts. He enjoyed buying, selling and trading violins and was a craftsman, having made and repaired violins and was known for his inlaid woodworking. He also enjoyed repairing watches.
Surviving is his daughter, Natalie Bosak as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 26 years, Olga (nee Tsokolo) Bosak in 1984; son, Stephen Bosak; parents, John and Sophie Bosak; brothers, Stefan Bosak and Alexander Bosak as well as his sisters, Anna Krause, Catherine Czerkas, Maria Bosak and Tekla Bosak.
The family will receive friends Monday, March 14 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral services at 11:00 a.m.at the Dovin Funeral & Cremation Specialists, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain. Very Rev. Canon Steven M. Paliwoda will officiate. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.