Nadya Danilchik Sill, 91, of Huntington, W Va., reposed in the Lord Sunday, October 28, 2018.
Visitation will be held after 6 p.m. Nov. 1 at Christ the Savior Orthodox Christian Church, 6378 Rt. 152, Wayne, W.Va. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2 at Christ the Savior Orthodox Christian Church, Wayne, W. Va., with Father Jonah Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in the Hermitage of the Holy Cross Cemetery, Wayne, W. Va. Following the burial, a reception will be held at the Holy Spirit Orthodox Church, 1 Wood Haven Drive, Huntington, W.Va.
Nadya was born on August 19, 1927 in Ethelbert, Manitoba, Canada to the late Father Michael and Anna M. Danilchik. She received her BS degree in 1944 from the University of Washington and MS degree in 1973 from Utah State University. She worked four 2-year terms in embassies of the U.S. State Department; first in Egypt, then two terms in Lebanon and then finally in Pakistan.
Nadya served with the Peace Corps in Thailand and later in Washington, D.C. She worked for the USDA Community Action Programs with the poverty program in four states: Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, and Tennessee until 1972. Nadya retired in 1993 from the Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington, W.Va., where she served 20 years as an Upward Mobility Officer. The lands in Wayne County, W. Va., where Nadya and her husband, Maurice, lived from 1975 to 1990 were gifted to the Hermitage of the Holy Cross.
In addition to her parents, Nadya is preceded in death by her brothers, Constantine and Walter Danilchik; and a sister, Vera Danilchik Spoerry and husband, Phillip.
Survivors include her loving husband, Dr. Maurice L. Sill; two nieces, Tonya Spoerry and Stephanie Gilstrap; three nephews, Andrew and Michael Danilchik and Scott Spoerry; two sisters-in-law, Bessie and Olga, and five step-children; Marilyn Donald (Dean) of Locke, David Sill (Kaye) of Ithaca Kenneth Sill of Louisville, KY, Margaret “Peggy” Travis (Alan) of Penn Yan, and Elaine Pearson (Benjamin) of Nashville, Tenn., 16 step-grandchildren, and 17 step-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hospice of Huntington, Inc. P.O. Box 660, Wayne, W.Va. 25570, Hermitage of the Holy Cross, 505 Holy Cross Rd., Wayne, W. Va. 25570, Christ the Savior Orthodox Christian Church, P.O. Box 188, Wayne, W.Va. 25570, or to a charity of your choice in Nadya’s memory. Morris Funeral Home, Wayne is in charge of the arrangements.