Bohdanna Hnatkowsky
06/01/1926 - 06/18/2022

Bohdanna Hnatkowsky, 96, died peacefully on Saturday June 18, 2022. Bohdanna was born on June 1, 1926 in Lviv Ukraine to Yaroslav and Ivanna (Yarosewycz) Skoplak.

After escaping Ukraine from the Red Army during the Second World War, she ended up like many other Ukrainians, in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany, where she met her future husband Volodymyr Hnatkowsky. She emigrated to the US with her mother and grandmother in 1949 and married Volodymyr on March 10, 1956. On November 20, 1957, they welcomed their daughter Volodymyra in Cleveland Ohio. They eventually moved to Bayside Queens, NY where Bohdanna enjoyed hosting gatherings big and small with friends and family. Ukrainian history, language and culture were paramount to Bohdanna. She ensured to pass down her Ukrainian traditions and family history to her daughter and grandchildren. Bohdanna will be remembered for her story telling and witty jokes.

Bohdanna is survived by her daughter Volodymyra and son-in-law Stefan Hankewycz as well as her grandson Roman Hankewycz and wife Melanie; and granddaughter Adrianna Knihnicky and husband Alexander; and four beloved great-grandsons Damian, Daniel, Maksym and Matthew.

Funeral Home:
Bradley-Braviak Funeral Home
Visitation Hours:
Thursday, June 23rd from 4pm – 8pm at Bradley-Braviak Funeral Home at 49 Whippany Rd, Whippany, NJ 07981 with religious service starting at 6pm.
Divine Liturgy will take place on Friday June 24th at 10am at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church at 60 N Jefferson Rd, Whippany, NJ 07981
Immediately following the Liturgy at Mount St Mary Cemetery in Flushing Queens
Memorial Gifts:
Plast Ukrainian Scouting Organization Support Ukrainian Relief Efforts Or Plast-Vataha Burlakiv c/o Danylo Zacharczuk PO Box 352, Worcester, PA 19490 Venmo - @DanZack200 Memo – Pomich For Ukraine in Memory of Bohdanna Hnatkowsky
Bradley Funeral Homes
Start your preplanning journey with us today, to provide comfort and certainty for the future.
Call Now Button