Alumni News

In Memoriam: Leonard Kirvida

Leonard Kirvida

With faith in Christ and hope in the resurrection, we share news of the repose of Leonard Kirvida, an alumnus of St. Vladimir’s Seminary, who fell asleep in the Lord April 1, 2021 at the age of 92.

Kirvida was born April 15, 1928 in Gackle, ND. He graduated from “Chi-Hi” School in Center City, MN and went on to graduate from the University of Minnesota and St. Vladimir’s Seminary (class of 1958). He began his professional career at the Naval Research Lab in Washington D.C., then went on to work at Honeywell and Control Data, where he retired.

Kirvida is remembered by his family and friends as a loving man who enjoyed travelling, farming, skiing, and anything cultural. He was preceded in death by parents Boris & Vara; brother Mitchell Kirvida; sisters Eugenia Bedard and Viola Korman; and niece Kathleen Korman. He is survived by niece and nephew Barb Korman and Jim Kirvida; grandnephew Andrew Korman and grandniece Anya Korman; nieces and nephews Sharon Gorton, Cindy Steel, Cheri Ollman, Ginger Fitzgerald, Kevin Kirvida, Pam Thomas, Greg Bedard, Lori Bettschen, Connie Lehr, Craig Kirvida, and Brenda McGrath; and many other great nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services for Leonard Kirvida took place April 5, 2021 at St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral, Minneapolis, MN.

May his memory be eternal!


(*The photo & information for this obituary are adapted from Kozlak Radulovich Funeral Chapels)