Taras Galysh, 75, died November 5, 2021 at his home in East Berlin, Pennsylvania after a long bout with brain cancer. His wife Stephanie and family members were at his side. Taras was born 16 March 1946 in Scharding, Austria and immigrated to the US with his parents in 1949.
He grew up in Woonsocket, RI where his father was the pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church and where he attended Mount St Charles Academy High School. In 1967 he completed studies at Virginia Military Institute majoring in mathematics, and immediately entered the US Army as a Second Lieutenant. He served in Germany, Vietnam, and various posts in the states.
Upon leaving active duty, with the rank of Captain, transferred to the reserves and began his civilian career at Army's Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois. In 1982 Taras received an appointment to Headquarters, Army Materiel Command (AMC) in Alexandria, Virginia where he worked in logistics and materiel acquisition. During that time he earned a Master’s Degree from Florida Institute of Technology
Upon retiring from government, after more than 20 years of service, moved to East Berlin, Pennsylvania where he enjoyed gardening, growing all varieties of vegetables, and working on various projects in his well-equipped woodworking shop.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev Joseph and Eugenia Galysh and his brother Roman Galysh.
Survivors include his wife Stephanie. His brother Ivan Galysh and his wife Oksana of Fairfax Station, Virginia. Sister-in-law Tina of Huntsville, Alabama. Nephews Roman Galysh and his wife Christine; grandnieces Anastasia, Sophia, Madelyn and grandnephew Roman of New Oxford, PA. Ivan Galysh and his wife Marta; grandnieces Elizabeth, Anna, and grandnephew Ivan of Chantilly, Virginia. Adrian Galysh and his wife Melinda of Solvang, California. Dr. Roman Galysh and his wife Mary Emily; grandniece Izzy and grandnephews Sam and Will of Rome, Georgia.
Taras was a long time parishioner of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church in Silver Spring, Maryland. Burial will be at Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Campbell Hall, New York.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 12, 2021 at 4 PM at Feiser Funeral Home, Inc, 306 Harrisburg St., East Berlin, with Rev Dumenko officiating. Burial will be Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 11:30 AM at Holy Spirit Ukranian Catholic Cemetery, Campbell Hall, NY. A viewing will be held at the funeral home on Friday, from 3 PM until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Adams Co. SPCA, 11 Goldenville Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325 or American Cancer Society, P.O.B. 42040 Oklahoma City, OK, 73123. Feiser Funeral Home, Inc, East Berlin, is in charge of arrangements. Memories may be shared at www.feiserfuneralhome.com.
Adams County SPCA
11 Goldenville Rd., Gettysburg PA 17325
American Cancer Society
PO Box 42040, Oklahoma City OK 73123