Obituary of Roman Dackow
Roman Dackow, 77, of Middle Village, NY passed away unexpectedly June 24, 2018 in White Plains, NY. He was born October 12, 1940 to Michael and Katarzyna (Mysiuk) Dackow in Kalnikow, Poland. Roman is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Nadia Dackow (nee Andrejczak); his son Bohdan Dackow, along with daughter-in-law Brenda Dackow (nee Corbeil), grandson Mark Dackow, granddaughter Renee Dackow; his daughter Irene Dackow-Warycha, along with son-in-law Bohdan Warycha, grandsons, Gregory, Andrew and Damian Warycha; his brother, Jaroslaw Dackow; his nieces, Regina Szleszynski (nee Dackow), Barbara Bytnar (nee Dackow) and extended family. He was predeceased by his parents and sister, Pelagia Jurkiewicz (nee Dackow).
Roman emigrated from Poland to the United States in 1959, where he lived until 1962. He then moved to Argentina for 3 years, where he learned to speak fluent Spanish. He returned to the United States November 12, 1965. Ironically, Nadia arrived the same day from Zdynia, Poland, but they did not meet until 2 years later in Yonkers, NY. They were married August 10, 1968. Roman worked as a butcher for many years. He worked very hard his entire life to support his family and provide them the life he never had growing up in Poland. He adored his grandchildren, who brought much joy to his life. Many will say Roman was an active man, who could never sit for more than ten minutes – he was always going somewhere or doing something. He never beat around the bush and said what was on his mind but was always quick to give a helping hand to anyone who needed it. He will be missed.
Viewings for Roman will take place at Glendale Walsh-Labella & Son at 70-17 Cooper Avenue, Glendale NY on Wednesday, June 27 from 1-3 pm and 5-8 pm. A funeral mass on June 28 will be held at 10 am at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church 97-06 87th St, Ozone Park, NY. Interment will follow at Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Cemetary 141 Sarah Wells Trail, Campbell Hall, NY 10916. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association or Stand Up to Cancer.