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Died: Sun., Sep. 7, 2008

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Myroslaw Trojan 82, of 90 Cherry Ave., Watertown, passed away Sept. 7, 2008 after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Nadia Perehiwsky Trojan. A longtime resident of Watertown, he was devoted to his family and active in many community organizations. He was born Feb. 26, 1926 in Chodoriw, Ukraine, son of the late Cornelius Trojan & Nadia Stylowska. His father was a Doctor of Law, had a private practice and was a Senator and Representative to the Polish Parliament. His childhood ended abruptly in April, 1940 when, at age 14, he was forced to flee from his home at night so as to escape Soviet arrest and deportation. He was never to see his mother again, but was able to reunite with his father, return to school, and graduate from gymnasium in Lviv, Ukraine in 1944.After World War II, he obtained a scholarship to Catholic University in Louvain, Belgium, from which he graduated in 1952 with a diploma in electrical engineering. He worked in Brussels for 3 years as an engineer at the Bureau of Industrial Studies, where he was responsible for designing the central control for the electricity grid in Southern Belgium. In 1955, he came to New York City to join his father who was already residing in the U.S. While living in New York, Mr. Trojan married Nadia Perehiwsky on Sept. 1, 1957. He moved to Watertown with his family in 1961 to join U.S. Time Corp. where he worked in the Automation Division, and later, in the military production unit. While at U.S Time Corp., he obtained a patent for an automatic watch assembly machine. Subsequently, he worked for a number of companies in Connecticut & New York until his retirement from Greiner Engineering Sciences in Wallingford in 1990. He was also the owner of Novel Security Systems. Aside from his professional career, he was very active in the life of the community. He was a longtime member of the Watertown Chamber of Commerce and served on its Board of Directors from 1984 to 1987. He was a member of the Democratic Town Committee and served on the Watertown Public Buildings Committee for 12 years. He also served for many years on the Supervisory Committee of the Greater Watertown Federal Credit Union. He served as national Secretary, and later Treasurer of the Ukrainian Engineers Society of America. A longtime member of PLAST, a Ukrainian scouting organization, he led its activities in New Haven for 12 years until 1994. He was a member of St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church in New Haven, and was head of a branch of the Patriarchal Society. He was a longstanding member of the Ukrainian National Association, serving as president of Branch 66 in Ansonia and head of the Audit Committee of the New England Regional Branches. He also served on the Audit Committee of the Ukrainian Museum in New York. Besides his wife, Mr. Trojan is survived by four daughters, Dr. Daria Trojan of Montreal, Canada, Vera Trojan of Belmont, MA., Christina Trojan-Masnyk of Wheaton, IL. and Natalie Trojan of New York City; three sons-in-law, Dr. Andrey Cybulsky, Mark Carthy & Dr. Taras Masnyk; a sister, Halia in Ukraine; six granddaughters, five nieces & nephews and seven great nieces & nephews. Friends may call at The Celentano Funeral Home, 424 Elm St. (cor. Dwight) New Haven Wednesday from 5 to 8 PM and are invited to attend a Funeral Liturgy in St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 569 George St., New Haven Thursday, Sept. 11 at 10:00 AM. Interment will be in St. Andrew's Ukrainian Cemetery, South Bound Brook, N.J.at 1:30 PM. Panachida service in the funeral home Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM. For those who wish, contributions may be made in Mr. Trojan's memory to the Children of Chernobyl Relief & Development Fund, 60-C North Jefferson Road, Whippany, N.J. 07981-1030.

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