Donna Fitzgerald Demarse, Owner
105 Vliet Blvd, Cohoes, NY 12047
(518) 237-7666

Vera Harbacz - July 28, 2018

Cohoes Vera Harbacz, - Vera Harbacz, 94, formerly of Strong Pl. died peacefully on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the Eddy Heritage House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Troy, NY. Vera was born, Vera Symbal, in Kiev, Ukraine on July 5, 1924. She was separated from her family during World War II where she was captured and made to work in the house of an S.S. officer. In 1950, Vera migrated to the U.S. along the way meeting her husband. Once in American they moved to Cohoes, NY, where she worked at the Troytown Shirt Corporation.

Predeceased by her husband, Stephan Harbacz, Vera is survived by her son, Walter and his wife Linda; and their 3 children Nicholas, Krista and Sarah (Bryan).

Vera regularly attended masses and events at St. Peter and Paul’s Ukrainian Catholic Church. She enjoyed growing all types of beautiful flowers and vegetables in her garden. Although her love of gardening was strong, family was the most precious thing to Vera. She loved cooking classic Ukrainian dishes and partaking in family traditions such as a big Easter breakfast and Christmas Eve dinner.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ltd., 105 Vliet Blvd., Cohoes and at 10 a.m. at St. Peter and St. Paul's Ukrainian Catholic Church. Interment will follow in St. Peter and St. Paul's krainian Catholic Cemetery, Waterford.

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. A Panakhyda service will be held at 6 p.m.


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