Wolodymyr (Walter) Lojik, 88, passed away February 23, 2016 in Taylorsville, UT. Born November 21, 1927 in Lviv, Ukraine to Andrij and Kateryna Chuchak (Loik) Lojik.
He joined the army at 16. He traveled throughout Europe and eventually met the love of his life in northern England while working in a textile mill. He married Jean Mabel Pickles on July 5, 1952 in England.They added two beautiful daughters to their family and then on March 27, 1956 brought his wife and two young daughters to New York to become citizens of the United States where three additional children joined the family.
He worked hard and obtained businesses which he bought and sold in New Jersey and then moved to Utah in 1978. He became the owner of Angelo’s Pizza in Salt Lake and known to many as Pappa Angelo. He and mom worked there until 2001. When he retired he became a school crossing guard for the city of Taylorsville until 2015 where he enjoyed providing service for the children and the community.
He loved playing chess and soccer. He also loved to read and talk about Europe and his life. He was a hard worker who owned several businesses. He was a world traveler who spoke 7 languages.
Survived by his children, Lubow (Richard) Richard, Daria (Sherwood) Lojik-Harvey, Taras (Wendy) Lojik, Tatianna (Kreg) Assay, Sister Lubow Irena Grunt, Nephew Myron Grunt and Niece Irena Grunt all of Lviv Ukraine. He will be dearly missed by his 21 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife Jean, son Roman, and a grandson Werner.
Private services will be held in his honor at the graveside. Please share a memory with us.
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