Yuri Jorn Woschanko 45, of Gansevoort passed away at his parent’s home the morning of December 30, 2013. As a result of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Born in Hudson, NY, November 18, 1968 he was the son of Paul and Linda Woschanko.
Yuri attended Shenendehowa and Ballston Spa Central Schools, graduating from Ballston Spa High in 1986. Yuri went on to study at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, specializing in film, photography, animation and graphic arts.
After the completion of his studies, Yuri began a career with Quad Graphics in Saratoga, later transferring to their Anaheim, California facility where he continued his career until the onset of his illness.
He was predeceased by his Grandmother, Carmilita Wallace of Troy, Paternal Grandparents, Veronica and Andrew Woschanko of Mechanicville, and Uncle, John Wallace of Troy. In addition to his parents, Yuri is survived by his Grandfather, Alfred Wallace and Aunt, Theresa Wallace both of Troy, Uncles, William Woschanko (Cathy) and Anthony Wallace (Diane) both of Clifton Park.
Yuri is remembered for his quiet and friendly character and deep affection for his family. Yuri possessed a great interest of the visual arts and an appreciation for the Saratoga Victorian Pool. Worlds Fairs and Expositions were a favorite of Yuri’s, a subject he always enjoyed researching and learning.
A remembrance celebration will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
His parents would like to thank Janet at the Wesley Community Therapy, the staff of Community Hospice of Saratoga and St. Peters Regional ALS Center of Albany, his best friend Andy, and all who gave their time, support and knowledge helping Yuri through his journey.