Veronica Elizabeth Olynik, age 91, resident of 25715 Capp Road, Edinboro, PA, died unexpectedly on Friday, September 16, 2011 at UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA. Born on February 3, 1920 in Pittsburgh, PA., Veronica was a daughter of the late John Varadi and Theresa Atyim Varadi. On August 20, 1944 she married Reverend Deacon John Olynik and he preceded her in death on August 10, 1997.

Olynik, Veronica ElizabethVeronica graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh. A home maker, Veronica enjoyed reading, baking, cooking, gardening, and spending time with her loving family and new found friend, Beth Riewalt. She was a member of Saints Peter & Paul Church in Crossingville where she was actively involved.

Veronica is survived by three daughters -Mary Ann Whitten of Chesapeake Beach, MD; Dorothy Martiak and her husband, Kenneth of Shorthills, NJ; Martha Moser and her husband, Gregory of Furlong, PA; two sons – Michael S. Olynik and his wife, Victoria of Alexandria, VA and John N. Olynik of Chesapeake, MD. Also surviving are nine grandchildren – Tonya Boileau, Michael Whitten, Megan Whitten, Nichole Martiak, Stephen Martiak, Nicholas Moser, Marina Moser, Larissa Moser, and Katerina Moser and five great grandchildren – Jessica Boileau, Jared Boileau, Emza Whitten, Brynnah Whitten, and Aidan Moser. Two sisters – Margaret Anders and, Betty Murzen, and a brother – George Varadi all of Pittsburgh also survive. She was preceded in death by her beloved daughter – Rebecca McKown; a brother – John, and three sisters – Ann, Theresa, and Rose.

Friends may call at Saints Peter & Paul Orthodox Church in Crossingville on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 and to panahida services at 8:00 p.m. On Monday there will be open calling hours at the Church all day and at 6:00 p.m., Requiem Services for the Departed will be held. Rev. Father Dennis Hendershot, pastor of the Church, will preside. On Tuesday morning, Divine Litury will held at 9:00 a.m. Interment will be at the Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration Cemetery at Elwood City on Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.

She will be greatly missed.