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Peter Okal, 93, Yonkers Resident

YONKERS, N.Y. – Peter Okal, a longtime resident of Yonkers, died Monday, May 30. He was 93.

He was born in 1923, in Smerekowiecz, Poland. He was a survivor of the German occupation and came to the United States for a new and better life. He was retired from Ciba-Geigy Corp. in Ardsley.

He was the father of Jenny Seckar, Janina Okal, Jan Okal and Roman Okal; grandfather of Walter Palkoci, Andrzej Okal and Piotr Okal; great-grandfather of Patricia Okal and Przemek Okal; and uncle of Marysia Astriab and the Astriab Family, Steve, Irene and Peter.

He was predeceased by his wife, Helena (Karwala) Okal; and son, Stefan Okal.

Visitation will take place from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Yonkers Funeral Service, 107 Yonkers Ave., Yonkers, with Panachyda Service at 7:30 p.m. A Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church, 21 Shonnard Place, Yonkers. Interment will follow at Oakland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church.

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