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On behalf of AAUS I express our deepest condolences to the Family and 
Friends of Jaropolk Lassowsky, a distinguished scholar and teacher. 
Myroslava Znayenko, President AAUS
Jaropolk Lassowsky, 65

Dr. Jaropolk Lassowsky, composer, conductor, violinist, and Professor of 
Music at Clarion University (since 1976), passed away in Clarion, PA on 
October 22, 2006, after a brief illness.  Besides his scholarly work and 
composing, he conducted the Clarion University Community Symphony 
Orchestra and the Warren Civic Orchestra (since 1993), and served as guest 
conductor of several other orchestras in the USA, as well as in Kherson, 
Ukraine (2003-2005).  He also performed in several orchestras as a 

Among his compositions is An Elegy in Memory of the Playwright Mykola 
Kulish which had its premiere in Kherson in 2004, when Lassowsky was there 
as a Fulbright Senior scholar. He wrote numerous transcriptions, 
orchestrations, arrangements, and editions of works by Ukrainian composers 
(Maksym Berezovsky, Mykola Lysenko, Mykola Leontovych), as well as by 
international ones (Mozart, Dvorak, Debussy, Schumann).  Fluent in many 
languages, he translated Selected Poetry of Vasyl Stus (1987) into 
English.  His scholarly activity included membership in the Shevchenko 
Scientific Society, and leadership of its Pittsburgh Chapter.

Dr. Lassowsky was born in Ukraine in 1941 into a culturally prominent 
family.  His mother, Yaroslava Lassowsky Kulish, was a Ukrainian writer 
whose pen name was Oksana Kerch.  His father, Volodymyr, was a well-known 
painter. After WWII, the family lived in Argentina, and came to the USA in 
1958.  Jaropolk Lassowsky studied at The New York College of Music (B. 
Mus.), New York University (M.A.), and Ohio State University (Ph.D., 
1981).  He was married to the late Lidia Skochylas [who passed away in 
1998], and since 1999 to Dr. Anna Chumachenko. Besides his wife, he leaves 
behind two daughters, Dr. Oksana Lassowsky and Dr. Daria Nebesh, and their 
families, a 5-year old son, Andriyko, stepfather Volodymyr Kulish, and 
brothers Zhdan and Levko Lassowsky and Mykola Kulish.

Services will be held in Silver Spring, MD at Hines Rinaldi Funeral Home 
on Friday at 7:30 pm Oct 27 (301-622-2290), on Saturday Oct 28th at the 
Holy Triniity Partiicular Ukrainian Catholic Church at 10:30 am, followed 
by internment at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

  In lieu of flowers, one may donate on behalf of Dr. Lassowsky's memory to†
one of the following funds:
  1. Shevchenko Scientific Society - The Lassowsky Fund (Musical scholarships 
and publications) 
2. Andriy Lassowsky Education Fund 
You can send your donations to Dr. Daria Nebish directly. She will ensure 
the donations make it to the proper funds. Her address is below:†
Darka Nebesh†

10963 Swansfield Road 
Columbia, MD 21044 


Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home 
11800 New Hampshire Avenue 
Silver Spring, MD 20904 
(301) 622-2290 


Holy Trinity Particular Ukrainian Catholic Church 
16631 New Hampshire Avenue 
Silver Spring, MD 20905 
(301) 421-1739 

Gate of Heaven Cemetary 
13801 Georgia Avenue 
Silver Spring, MD 20906 
(301) 871-6500 
Friday October 27 - Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home 
6-9 PM - Viewing hours 
7:30 PM - Parastas 
 Saturday October 28 
10:30 AM - Funeral at Holy Trinity Church 
Burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetary to follow 
Tryzna/Pomynky at Holy Trinity Church hall following burial 
 In lieu of flowers, one may donate on%2 

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