Howland – A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday at St. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Warren with Fr. Andrew Deskevich officiating for Leonid M. “Leon” Stychno 94, who passed away Sunday, April 10, 2011 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.
Leon was born June 4, 1916 in Bilopilia, Ukraine the son of Maxim and Matrona Stychno and he received his education from Communist University Systems where he majored in Textile Manufacturing and Machining. After completing school, he was assigned work in Lvow, Ukraine where he met his wife Katerina, and his first son, Nestor, was born.
Leon escaped communism by retreating with the German Troops to Austria in 1945. His second son Paul was born in Altheim, Austria. Leon worked as a merchant in order to provide food for his family, while they lived in a refuge camp. In 1949 Leon, his two sons Nestor and Paul, his wife Katerina and Katerina’s mother came to America.
Leon and his family arrived and settled in Trenton, New Jersey, where he found work with the Ajax Magnathermic Corporation.
He made sure his two sons received an education, Nestor attended Lincoln Chiropractic College, and Paul attended Ohio University.
In 1964, Leon transferred with Ajax to Warren, Ohio and retired in 1979.
After Ajax, Leon worked everyday in his Building Material business until the age of 92.
He is survived by his sons; Dr. Nestor A. (Cathy) Stychno – Warren, Paul E. Stychno – Santa Rosa, CA. six Grandchildren; Dr. Christopher, Dr. Jeffrey (Heidi), twins Catee and Brendon, Jon & David Stychno and eight Great Grandchildren; Zach, Savannah, Oliver, Maximilian, Nicolett, Roxy, Scarlet and Logan.
He is preceded in death by his wife Katerina Dnistrian Stychno, Parents, Three Brothers and One Sister.
Friends may call from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday and from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. Friday where a 9:30 a.m. service will take place at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, Warren.
Burial will be in Niles City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to St. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church 180 Belvedere Ave. NE, Warren, Ohio 44483.