September 22, 1937 - June 5, 2021
Yuri “George” Korol passed away Saturday June 5th, 2021. He lived a very remarkable life. Born in Ukraine, he and his family spent time in Germany before immigrating to the United States in 1950. George attended Hamtramck High School and played tennis in the famous Hamtramck “Hoxie” group. He went to the University of Michigan and as a member of the tennis team they won the Men’s 1957 NCAA Championship. After graduating with a BSEE, he joined Boeing Aerospace Division working on the Minuteman Missile Systems and Saturn rockets. George returned to Michigan in 1974 to work for Ford as a product design engineer. Additionally, he was the head tennis pro at Stoney Creek Racquet Club. George had the great honor of being Holova (president) of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church for 22+ years. The Church and everything Ukrainian was very important to him. Besides his love for tennis, George enjoyed skiing, golf, traveling in the United States and Ukraine. He loved his friends, family and especially his grandchildren. George is survived by his daughter Jennifer McMullen (Lee) and son Paul Korol (Rebecca), grandchildren Madeline McMullen, Erin McMullen, Zachary Korol. George was preceded in death by his parents Olexij Korol and Lydia Kapnudel and his sister Lydia Kytasty and brother Paul Korol. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be in the form of contributions to St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church-protectress.org and UCARE (Ukrainian Children’s Aide and Relief Effort)-UCAREINC.org If you are choosing to send flowers please have them delivered to 3801 18 Mile Road Sterling Heights, MI 48314.
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