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Kyle Riabko

by stlucas on April 1, 2018

Kyle Riabko – “The Bridges of Madison County” the Musical New York City Premiere – Arrivals – Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre – New York City, NY, USA – Photo Credit: MJ Photos / PRPhotos.com

Place of Birth: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Date of Birth: September 29, 1987

Ethnicity: Ukrainian, possibly other

Kyle Riabko is an American singer, guitarist, composer, and actor.

Kyle is the son of Gwen and Mitchell “Mitch” Riabko.

Kyle has stated: “Inside my mind I’m still a small Ukrainian child.”

Kyle’s paternal grandfather is/was Matt Riabko (who likely was the son of William Riabko and Helen).

Kyle’s paternal grandmother is/was Mavis Danylko (the daughter of Michael “Mike” Danylko and Rose Boyko). Rose was the daughter of John Boyko and Margaret “Maggie” Eftoda.

Sources: http://www.pressreader.com

Obituary of Kyle’s paternal great-grandmother, Rose (Boyko) Danylko – http://www.yorktonthisweek.com

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Mélovin

by Manila on March 2, 2018

Birth Name: Kostyantyn Mykolayovych Bocharov

Place of Birth: Odessa, Ukraine

Date of Birth: 11 April, 1997

Ethnicity: Ukrainian

Mélovin is a Ukrainian singer and songwriter. He will represent Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

He is the son of Valentyna Volodymyrivna (maiden surname unknown) Bocharova and Mykola Volodymyrovych Bocharov.

Mélovin’s paternal grandfather is Volodymyr Bocharov.

Mélovin’s maternal grandmother is named Volodymyr.

Source: http://liza.ua

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Andrea Feczko

by stlucas on January 26, 2018

Andrea Feczko – “Nail Files” Reality TV Series Season 2 Premiere Party – Arrivals – Station Hollywood at W Hollywood – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Billy Bennight / PR Photos

Birth Name: Andrea Marie Feczko

Place of Birth: Troy, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 17, 1985

Ethnicity: Ukrainian and/or Rusyn, Polish, possibly some German

Andrea Feczko is an American television presenter, producer, and writer.

Andrea is the daughter of Claire Terese (Grabowski) and Peter John “Pete” Feczko. She has stated that she has Polish ancestry and that her surname is of Ukrainian origin.

Andrea’s maternal grandfather was William F. Grabowski, Jr. (the son of William/Valentine F. Grabowski, Sr. and Cecelia Morong). Andrea’s great-grandfather William was the son of parents from Germany, Peter Grabowski and Anna Dams. Cecelia was the daughter of parents from Worva, Austria-Hungary, John K. Morong and Victoria Havanec/Hovanec/Havonich.

Andrea’s maternal grandmother was Dolores T. Michlewicz (the daughter of Walter Stanley Michlewicz and Maryanna V. Szymanski). Walter was the son of John Michlewicz and Frances Slominski, who were from Germany, and were ethnic Polish. Maryanna was the daughter of Frank Szymanski and Veronika Zutowska, who were born in Germany, and were of Polish descent.

Sources: Obituary of Andrea’s maternal grandfather, William F. Grabowski, Jr. – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Andrea’s maternal grandmother, Dolores (Michlewicz) Grabowski – http://www.legacy.com

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Chuck Palahniuk

by stlucas on January 5, 2018

Chuck Palahniuk – “Choke” New York City Special Screening – Arrivals – Landmark Sunshine Cinemas, 143 Houston Street – New York City, NY, USA –  Photo Credit: Anthony G. Moore / PR Photos

Birth Name: Charles Michael Palahniuk

Place of Birth: Pasco, Washington, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 21, 1962

Ethnicity:
*Ukrainian (father)
*French-Canadian, English, Irish, 1/4 Belgian (mother)

Chuck Palahniuk is an American novelist and journalist.

Chuck is the son of Carol Adele (Tallent) Meader and Fred Leander Palahniuk. He was raised in Burbank, Washington. Chuck is said to be distantly related to actor and singer Jack Palance.

Chuck’s paternal grandfather was Nick Palahniuk (the son of George Palahniuk and Mary Stuss). Nick was born in Boryshkivtsi, Galicia, Austria-Hungary, into an ethnic Ukrainian family. George was born in Galicia, the son of Adam Palahniuk and Nanacian. Mary was also born in Galicia.

Chuck’s paternal grandmother was Pareska Jeromchek (the daughter of Wenzel Jeromchek and Mary Fronchek). Pareska was also of Ukrainian ancestry. Wenzel was born in Austria-Hungary.

Chuck’s maternal grandfather was Joseph J. Tallent (the son of Charles Arthur Tallent and Josephine De Kelaer). Charles was the son of Edward Tallent, who was English, and of Catherine Cummings, who was Irish. Josephine was the daughter of Belgian parents, Frank De Kelaer/De Keliar and Mary Vincent.

Chuck’s maternal grandmother was Ruth Adel/Adele Remillard (the daughter of Edward Stephen “Steve” Remillard and Lou White). Edward was the son of Edward Remillard, who was Canadian, and of Asylda Benjamin, whose parents were Canadian.

Sources: Genealogy of Chuck Palahniuk – http://www.geni.com

Obituary of Chuck’s mother – http://www.memorialsolutions.com

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Kyle Kuzma

by ethnic on January 3, 2018

Place of Birth: Flint, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 24, 1995

Ethnicity:
*African-American (father)
*Ukrainian, English, German (mother)

Kyle Kuzma is an American professional basketball player. His mother, Karri Kuzma, is white, and has Ukrainian, English, and German ancestry. Little is known about his father, but it is assumed that he is African-American.

Kyle’s maternal grandfather is named Kenneth Gene Kuzma.

Kyle’s maternal grandmother is Cheryl Lynn Pickelman (the daughter of Albert Junior Pickelman and Martha Virginia Redding). Albert was the son of Albert George Pickelman and Amalia “Molly” Zeitler, who was born in the Volga village of Krasenyahr, Russia, to ethnic German parents. Martha was the daughter of James Lynn Redding and Myrtle Irene Crow.

Source: Obituary of Kyle’s maternal great-grandmother, Martha Virginia (Redding) Pickelman – http://www.mumfordfuneralhome.com

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