Family and friends of Maxym Sztuka recently gathered to surprise him

on the occasion of his 90th birthday. The party was March 31 at John J. Sullivan’s in Derby.

The party was organized by Max’s wife Joyce, their son Edward Sztuka and daughter-in-law Eileen Sztuka.

The Rev. Oleksandr Dviniatin of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church led the group on prayer.

Max is retired from Ross and Roberts plastic manufacturing company in Stratford.