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Alex Burymski

March 27, 1948 — November 24, 2022


Alex Burymski passed away on November 24, 2022, in American Fork, Utah, at the glorious age of 74.  He left this world surrounded by his loving family. He passed away from lung failure due to pneumonia.

Alex was born in Naninne, Belgium, on March 27, 1948, to Kirila Nazarov-Burymski and Maria Morowik.  He was the youngest of their eight children. His father passed away when he was three months old. His mother and three of his older siblings immigrated to Montréal, Québec, Canada, three years after his father’s death. When he was 15 years-old his mother passed away leaving him an orphan. His siblings were not in a position to care for him so he applied for and was accepted into the Weredale House, an orphanage in downtown Montréal. In later years he said this was the best thing that ever happened to him. He learned valuable lessons at the orphanage that helped give him a solid foundation for his future life.

After high school, Alex attended the Radio College of Canada (now known as RCC Institute of Technology) and started working. During this time, he was introduced to his wife, Rozanna Lidia Sobczak. They married on May 22, 1971 in Montréal and were blessed with eight children. Much of Alex’s career was with Tandem Computers. It was through Tandem that he and his family were able to immigrate to the United States of America in 1990.

Alex loved to play ice hockey in his younger years and was an avid spectator as he got older. He enjoyed swimming, fishing, camping, and playing and watching basketball, baseball and volleyball. Several of the Burymski homes had swimming pools, and many weekends were spent playing in the pool with his children. He was a hopeless romantic and loved collecting and watching movies. Some of his favorites were Pride & Prejudice and North & South. Alex’s greatest pride and joy were his eight children who knew him as their “Papa”. Alex made it a point to attend every sporting event his children participated in. He supported each child in their education and life adventures. He was a great source of advice and wisdom to all of his children and grandchildren. He helped his children gain a strong work ethic and understand the value of hard work and family unity. Though he knew how to put in an honest day’s work, Alex also knew how to have a good laugh. He was constantly teasing and telling jokes. He loved making people laugh and cared about each individual. He was the most generous person and was always thinking of others.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Lidia Burymski and their children: Tania (Andrew) Young, Sonia (Benjamin) Mathews, Elena (Ashton) Holbrook, Nadia (Russel) Henricksen, Alex (Rachel) Burymski, Andrei Burymski, Rebecca Burymski and their son-in-law Brandon Walker, of the late Maria Walker.

Alex is preceded in death and is now reunited with his daughter Maria, three of her children (Anna, Ruth, and John) and granddaughter Madelyn Holbrook.

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