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Mykola Saporoschenko

May 19, 1924 — October 21, 2020

CARBONDALE – Mykola Saporoschenko, 96, of Carbondale, passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Integrity Healthcare of Carbondale.



Mykola was born on May 19, 1924 in Pidhordja, Eastern Ukraine to Melony (Taran) and Simon Saporoschenko. He married Theresa Czmil in January 1960 in Chicago.



Mykola is survived by his wife of 65 years, Theresa; daughter, Melanie; son, Andrew; brother, Semen; and sister, Olga.



He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother and one sister.



As a young man, he experienced great hunger and hardship caused by the Soviet government of Ukraine. But he persevered and obtained his PhD in Physics from Washington University. He taught physics at SIU for many years and published many scientific articles in the area of Chemical Physics. He will be dearly missed.



Funeral Mass will be 10AM on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Carbondale with Father Robert Flannery officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Carbondale. Visitation will be from 9:30 AM until the time of service at the church. Due to COVID-19 face masks and social distancing are required. A video of the funeral mass will be on the funeral home website (www.meredithfh.com) after the service.



Meredith Funeral Home in Carbondale assisted the family with arrangements. To leave a story or memory visit www.meredithfh.com.

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Visitation

Saturday, October 24, 2020

9:30 - 10:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

303 South Poplar Street, Carbondale, IL 62901

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Funeral Mass

Saturday, October 24, 2020

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

303 South Poplar Street, Carbondale, IL 62901

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