January 04, 1925 ‒ May 14, 2015
Daniel Obrynba, age 90 of rural Shiloh, Ohio died at home on Thursday, May 14, 2015, after a long illness.
Daniel was born in the small Ukrainian village of Druzba on January 4th, 1925 to Ivan and Marie Obrynba. As a teenager during World War 2, Daniel was forced to flee his native Ukraine. He eventually made his way to Germany where he befriended American soldiers. One of those soldiers helped him rescue his first love Dasha Tichon from a forced labor camp. They were married in 1947 and their first child Anatolij was born a year later.
The young family lived in Germany till 1950 when the Church World Services helped them immigrate to Richland County. Two more children, Daniel Jr. and Sonja were soon born. Daniel worked at Page Dairy for nearly 20 years and also farmed in Weller Township.
Daniel was a family man and an excellent provider. After Dasha’s passing in 1993, Daniel briefly moved to Parma where he married his second wife Galina. They soon returned to the family property in Weller Township where they built a new house and a life together. During his retirement years Daniel enjoyed nature, gardening and especially his tractors. During his last few years Daniel endured several health issues but his strength and will to live were apparent to all around him.
Daniel is survived by his wife Galina, his children Anatolij “Toli” (Carla), Daniel Jr. (Bonnie), Sonja (Will); two grandsons Daren (Katherine) and Eric (Bridget), and great grandson Isaac.
Daniel is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Dasha, and grand daughter Amy Lynn Obrynba.
A celebration of Daniels life will be held Friday, May 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home Finefrock Chapel with an hour of calling prior to the celebration. Celebrant Jerry Wilson will officiate. A private burial was held in Mansfield Cemetery.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Daniel’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com