Jaroslava “Slava” Daria Mulyk

Jaroslava “Slava” Daria Mulyk
12/27/1944 - 06/29/2024

Jaroslava, “Slava” Daria Mulyk, 79, of Morristown NJ, passed away on June 29th, 2024, at home with her family by her side after a vigilant battle of cancer.

Our beloved, Slava Mulyk the daughter of Wasyl and Anna Natyna, was born on December 27th, 1944, in Vienna Austria. Her family immigrated to Caracas, Venezuela as many Ukrainian families did from Germany after the war, before finally making their way to the United States in March of 1958.  She graduated from Hunter College with a Bachelor of Arts in Education, major in Spanish and Minor in French.  She married in 1966 on a snowy January 30th at Saint Georges Church in the lower East side to Jaroslaw Mulyk.  They lived in Astoria for a short period, before settling in NJ first in Whippany and later in Morristown, NJ for 50 years where they raised their 3 children, Ihor, Marta and Oksana “Ciania”.

Slava had an array of talents, and her job experience ranged from having a paper route, working in finance, retail and being ahead of her time by owning her own children’s consignment shop in the late 1980s and a bank manager before retiring to care for her grandchildren.  Her most beloved job was being a mother and most especially a Babcia to her 5 grandchildren, Jon, Alex, Gracie, Monia and Mark.

Slava loved to knit sweaters for her children and grandchildren.  She loved to sew dresses for special occasions, even sewing her daughter’s debutant gown, the christening gown that all 5 of her grand children wore and most recently hemming her youngest granddaughter’s debutant gown.  She loved to play games specifically the “baba card” game with her children and grandchildren and she played to WIN!  She loved to travel and had an opportunity to visit:  Ukraine, Spain, Argentina, Hawaii, Ireland, Alaska, Scotland, Holland, France, Croatia, Asia, Falkland Islands, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal to name a few.  She loved taking her grandkids into New York City for plays, museum visits and showing them her beloved “old stomping grounds”.   Her best field trip was taking them to see the New York City library.. a must!..

Slava was an active member of her Ukrainian Community.  She was a member of the St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church for over 55 years in Whippany New Jersey.  Where she helped in any task asked, from helping run the cookie walks, running the raffles, helping in the kitchen or baking her torts for festivals.  She was a member and at one point president of Plast Priyat.  She joined the Ukrainian National Women’s league in 1968, where she held many positions, from branch president to NJ league president.  She instilled her love for her Ukrainian heritage to her children and her grandchildren who were her pride and joy.  She loved to dance and listen to any music.  She was a member of the Iskra adult dance class, and was the lead O’le cheer leader.

Slava is survived by her husband, Jaroslaw; Her son Ihor and children Jonathon and wife Kristina; Alexander and fiancé Lexi Scala and Gracie; Her daughter Marta Mulyk Baxer and her late husband Christopher Baxer; Her daughter Oksana (Ciania) with husband Jim Hurley and children Monia and Mark.

Predeceased by brother Ihor; Sister Luba and husband Walter Kasian with children Stefan and Larissa; predeceased by sister Bohdanna Natyna with daughter Adrianna Muys and family and brother Wolodymyr Natyna.

Sister-in-law Stefanie Gisonna with children Andrew Gisonna and family, Christopher Gisonna and Tania Gisonna.

Extended family and friends in USA and Ukraine.

Funeral Home:
Bradley-Braviak Funeral Home
Visitation Hours:
Friends and family are invited to Slava's visitation on Tuesday, July 2, 2024 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. at the Bradley-Braviak Funeral Home, 49 Whippany Road, Whippany. Parastas to begin at 7:00 p.m.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at St. John's the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, 60 North Jefferson Road, Whippany, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
An interment will follow the Mass at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery in Bound Brook
Memorial Gifts:
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Saint John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, 60 N. Jefferson Rd., Whippany, NJ 07981 Memo: Slava Mulyk OR UNWLA: Ukrainian National Women’s League, 203 Second Ave., 5th Flr, New York, NY 10003 Memo: Slava Mulyk- Ukrainian humanitarian aide
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