Obituaries

  • OBITUARY
  • SYMPATHY NOTE

Vladimir Shkraba

Vladimir Shkraba, age 77, of Erie, passed away Monday, December 30, 2019 at UPMC Hamot. He was born in Ukraine on January 1, 1942 son of the late Dmitriy and Paraskoviya Brodzyak Shkraba.

He was a member of the First Ukraine Pentecostal Church. Vladimir enjoyed gardening and sharing his vegetables with everyone. He loved socializing and supporting missionary groups and helping those all over the world.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Maria Hmilyar Shkraba; and five brothers and sisters.

Vladimir is survived by his daughter, Galina Koblyuk (Yevgeniy) of Erie; three sons, Oleg Shkraba (Oksana) of FL, Roman Shkraba (Yelena) and Anatoly Shkraba (Lisa) all of Erie; one brother, Mikhail Shkraba of ID; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., 536 West 10th Street on Thursday, January 2, 2020 from 4 pm until the time of the Funeral Service there at 7 pm with Pastors Alexander Ragulchik and Vladimir Snitko officiating. Burial will take place Friday, January 3, 2020 at 11 am at Lakeside Cemetery.

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The founder of the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., Constantine "Gus" Dusckas, was born in Titusville, Pennsylvania, on July 22, 1915, the son of Greek immigrants. It has been noted that the Dusckas family had a close relationship with the Drake family of oil well fame. Because of the family's deep religious beliefs, young Gus got involved with many families who were in need and less fortunate.  read more...

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