Dana Kasarda, 90, reposed in the Lord Sunday, July 28, 2013 at her
son's family home in Ipswich.
was born in Ukraine August 17, 1922 the daughter of the late Joseph
and Katherine (Stepanenko) Plaka. Her early life was difficult,
complicated by the events of history under the communist government
in Russia. The starvation campaigns under Stalin led to the death
of her brother Nicholas and father Joseph, and countless members of
their extended family. Like many other refugees of her generation
and place she was persecuted while trying to escape Stalin's goal of
eradicating resistance in Ukraine. Her final resting place in
America brought her much happiness. She was a proud and honorable
loving and supportive husband Emil died thirteen years ago. She is
survived by her son Vladislav, her daughter in law Marina of Ipswich
and their three sons, Peter, Dimitri and Serge. She lived to see
her great grandchildren who presented her with much pleasure in the
remaining time of her life.
Dana, whose Baptized name is Evdokia, reside in our Lord's presence
throughout eternity and may her memory be eternal.
funeral service was held Monday, noon in St. Sergius of Radonezh
Russian Orthodox Church, 104 Lake Road, Cottage Valley, NY.
Burial followed by burial Tuesday in the New Highland Cemetery,
Ipswich. Arrangements were under the direction of the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.