Christine Marie Strevinsky

January 11, 1932March 14, 2019

Christine Szambelan Strevinsky, 87, of Shepherdsville, died Thursday, March 14, 2019.  She was born in Poland and grew up under the Nazi occupation.  She immigrated to the USA at age 18; she spoke no English at the time.  She worked as a welder, a sausage stuffer, a mail inserter, as well as being engaged in various other occupations.  After raising a family, she became a freshman at the age of 45 at the University of New Orleans, where she ultimately obtained a master's degree in English.  She taught composition and creative writing at the Delgado Community College, also in New Orleans.  She is the author of two novels, a chapbook, and has had poetry published in various literary journals.  She was also a member of Green River Writers Society.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Veto Henry Strevinsky.  Christine is survived by two sons, Phillip and Mitchell Strevinsky; a daughter, Barbara Strevinsky; one sister, Isabelle Dulgapoloski; along with four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  Cremation was chosen.  There will be a memorial visitation on Friday, March 22 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral Home, 111 N. Bardstown Road, Mt. Washington, KY.  Memorial gifts in Christine's memory are suggested to the Bullitt County Senior Center, 214 Frank E. Simon Ave., Shepherdsville, KY., make checks to MPCAA (Shepherdsville Location Only) or the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation.


My deepest sympathies to the family of Christine Strevinsky. I will always remember Christine as I read her outstanding poetry and when I recall the amazing, fun-filled moments we shared in our writers group. Her words, wisdom and wit will be greatly missed. It was indeed an honor to know her. Love and support to you all. Sincerely, Georgia Wallace