Inna Shvets

by | Jan 18, 2024 | Obituaries

YORKTOWN – It is with great sorrow that the family of Inna Shvets announces her passing on January 5 at the Riverside Regional Medical Center.
Inna was born in Dneprodzerzhink, Ukraine on November 4, 1946 and, in the last four years of her life, resided in Yorktown, Va.

Meeting her future husband at age 16, she built a beautiful, loving home for him and her daughter through delicious cooking and unsurpassed homemaking skills. She never left a crumb unswept, a dish uncleaned or a closet unorganized. In 1979, the small family immigrated from Ukraine to the United States in pursuit of a better life. Settling in Virginia Beach, she continued to support her family by working outside of the home while never wavering to have a freshly cooked meal every evening.

Inna received her favorite job title in 1997, when she became a “Grandma.” From birth to adulthood, her three grandchildren were enthusiastic beneficiaries of her love, infectious laughter and, of course, taking trips to Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America. After moving to the Peninsula, the pair enjoyed walking the Noland Trail, Yorktown Beach, and the proximity of their daughter’s family living across the street.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 55 years, Ovsey, her daughter Elina (Brent), her grandchildren, Jason, Allen, Julia, and her sister Bronislava (Michael), as well as many cousins and nephews, nieces and friends.