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Dr. Nicholas G. Bohatiuk, 81, passed away peacefully at home in Delaware on Monday, January 22, 2007. He was born on January 2, 1926 in Ternopil, Ukraine, the son of Rev. Dr. Theodore and Olha Bohatiuk.

Dr. Bohatiuk was a professor of economics at LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY for 35 years and a visiting professor at the University of Virginia, Lviv Management Institute in Lviv, Ukraine, the Ukrainian Catholic University in Rome, Italy. He was a professor and Dean of Faculty of Law and Economics at the Ukrainian Free University in Munich, Germany.

Prof. Bohatiuk was an executive board member and vice-president of the Council of Academic Advisors for the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute (HURI). He was a founding member and president of the Permanent Conference on Ukrainian Studies at HURI. He was national vice-president of the Shevchenko Scientific Society. He was a charter member and long-time secretary of the Ukrainian Academic and Professional Association. He was editor of the "Ukrainian Quarterly" and of "Phoenix". He was also an economics radio commentator for the USIA's Voice of America.

Dr. Bohatiuk was an executive board member of the Organization for the Defense of Four Freedoms of Ukraine. He was also the branch president of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America in Syracuse, NY. He was on the education council of the Ukrainian American Youth Association (CYM). He was president of the Alumni Association of TUSM. He was a member of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN).

Dr. Bohatiuk was a scholar, educator, author, multi-linguist and multi-instrumentalist, as well as a lover of books and a lover of all things Ukrainian. He brought his special touch of humor and warmth to everything he was involved in.

He was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Prof. Motria Kulchycky Bohatiuk; sons, Dr. George Bohatiuk, Dr. Andrew Bohatiuk and Dr. Alexander Bohatiuk, with wife Christine and grandchildren Nicholas, Marko and Anya.

Services were held on Saturday, January 27th at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at 830 N. Franklin St. in Philadelphia, PA 19123. Burial followed at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery in Fox Chase, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ukrainian Catholic University through the Ukrainian Catholic Education Foundation, 2247 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60622 or to www.ucef.org.

May his Memory be Eternal! Vichnaya Pamiat!




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