Andrew Zaderej, 98, passed away at 9:53am Friday, January 17, 2020 in Helping Angels Group Home.
Andrew was born on July 1, 1921in Yampol, Ukraine. On September 12, 1943 in Ukraine he married the former Ludmila Stupina. She died on March 11, 2017. He was also preceded in death by a son Vladimir Zaderej, grandson Eric Zaderej.
Surviving are a daughter Natalie (Mike) Medich of South Bend, 3 sons George Zaderej and Andrew Zaderej both of South Bend and Nickolas (Anna) Zaderej of Pittsfield, MA, 8 grandchildren Nick (Tamara), Pavlo (Anya), Jordan, Carl, Andrea, Aaron, Mikola, and Mila and 4 great-grandchildren and a brother Basil (Tania) Zaderej.
Andrew immigrated to the United States in 1949. He was the co-founder of MRC Technology, Inc., served 2 terms on President Reagan’s Scientific Board, was a member of the National Academy of Science, held over 70 patents, and was an avid chess player. Andrew also served as an Ukraine soldier in World War II, was a POW, refugee and freedom seeker.
Funeral services will be celebrated at 11:00am Wednesday, January 22, 2020 in Sts. Peter & Paul Serbian Orthodox Church. Burial will follow in Southlawn Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 4-8 Tuesday in the Zahoran Funeral Home, 1826 Kemble Avenue where a prayer service will be held at 7:00pm Viewing will continue 1 hour prior to services in the church on Wednesday. To leave an online condolence, visit our website www.zahoran.com or our facebook page Zahoran Funeral Home.
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