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Dorothy, 91 & Andrew Burochonock, 95, Longtime Stamford Residents

Dorothy & Andrew Burochonock
Dorothy & Andrew Burochonock Photo Credit: The Daily Voice/Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. - A Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 22 for Dorothy Yacubik Slusarz Burochonock and Andrew Burochonock, both longtime Stamford residents and regular churchgoers at St. Mary's Russian Orthodox Church in Stamford.

Dorothy Yacubik Slusarz Burochonock died Oct. 30, 2012. She was 91.

Dorothy was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of Afanasy and Elena Yacubik and grew up in Banksville. She worked for 44 years at the Greenwich Board of Education.

Dorothy is survived by sister Vera Hershey of Stamford, daughter Laurie and son-in-law Larry Checco of Silver Spring, Md., son Jeffrey and daughter-in-law Elizabeth Slusarz of Walnut Creek, Calif.,, and 4 grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Slusarz. Andrew Burochonock died Feb. 22. He was 95.

Andrew was born in Hastings, N.Y. son of Daniel and Nettie Burochonock. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a bomber pilot during World War II and successfully flew 51 missions. He retired as a lieutenant colonel. He also worked over 30 years for Cunningham Auto Body in Byram.

Andy and Dorothy married in 1985 and made their home in Stamford.

Andy is survived by sister, Olga Moscowitch of Port Chester, N.Y.; daughters, Stacia Berndt of The Villages, Fla., and Sonya Neilsen (Paul) of Norwalk; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Chiger; and son-in-law, Bill Berndt.

Donations in their memory can be made to the church or your favorite charity.

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