Ukranian Martyr Valentin Teodorovych

Valentin Teodorovych

July 2, 2023

Soldier Valentin Teodorovych, call sign Stolyar, died on July 2, 2023, near the village of Rivnopil in Donetsk Oblast. While carrying out a combat mission, he suffered a fatal explosive injury. He was 53 years old.

Valentin Leonidovych was born in the village of Kitayhorod in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, in a large family. He was the youngest of five children. After finishing school, he continued his education at Petrykivsky Vocational School No. 31 as a driver-tractor operator. He then returned to his native village and worked as a driver in a collective farm. He served his mandatory military service in Kazakhstan. In 1994, he married his neighbor Lyudmyla, and the couple immediately started building their own house by hand. A year later, their son was born, followed by a daughter four years after.

Valentin was an extremely responsible, skilled, and devoted person. He always chose an active way to spend his free time, both before the war and during his service. He never wasted time and spent it productively – collecting mushrooms and fishing for his comrades. The guys joked that he could even gather mushrooms on asphalt and feed his friends. He had a talent for drawing and music, played the guitar and trumpet. He engaged in wickerwork, wood carving, was a carpenter and furniture maker. He was interested in beekeeping and dreamed of having a large apiary after the war.

On March 14, 2022, he was mobilized into the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He served in the 128th Separate Territorial Defense Brigade as a driver for the 230th Battalion (Military Unit A7405).

“He was hospitable and an interesting conversationalist, which is why he had many friends. His creativity, talent, and skills were always recognized and made him an important source of inspiration for his family, friends, and acquaintances. He left a bright trace in the hearts of the people of his country. He was a true leader who always stood up for others, showing great courage and self-sacrifice. His kindness, dedication, and willingness to help will remain in the memory and hearts of those who knew him,” said his relatives.

The defender was buried in his native village.

In mourning, his loving family remains: wife Lyudmyla, son Igor, daughter Aliona, brother Oleksandr, and sisters Lyudmyla and Liubov.