David Bohdan Mudry, age 23, of Oakwood, Ohio and Lexington, Kentucky passed away February 7, 2019 at his home in Lexington, Kentucky.
He was born November 17, 1995 in Kettering, Ohio to Oleh and Sandy (Errett) Mudry. David followed his brother Chris’ footsteps in joining the Boy Scouts of America. David and Chris shared a passion for all different kind of games and animals. They had a wonderful childhood and will always have true brotherly love.
At an early age, he enjoyed horseback riding at Bonnybrook Farms in Centerville, Ohio. David earned his black belt in Tae Kwon Do where he continued to excel throughout his teenage years. He was committed to animal welfare and regularly volunteered with his family at several local humane society animal shelters.
David loved participating in Destination Imagination (D.I.) where he and his four teammates were delighted to compete at the state level. Performing in D.I. led him to discover film and theatre where he ultimately found his passion. He had an extensive library and fascination with horror films and their filmography. David went on to participate in many productions within and outside of Oakwood High School. One of his proudest achievements was writing, directing, and producing an award-winning short film called “Don’t Believe the Myths” for CARE Walk, a local breast cancer awareness charity.
After graduating Oakwood High School in 2014, David attended the University of Kentucky in Lexington. He graduated in 2018 with honors from U.K., earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Family Sciences with a minor in Theatre. David was extremely active in Alpha Phi Omega (APO), a service oriented fraternity. Within APO, David held several leadership positions including a “Train the Trainers” role in recruiting, orienting, and on-boarding new members. He initiated many new traditions that have become staples at the University of Kentucky, including the Pumpkin Pot Luck, Survivor, and the ever-popular Raw Potato Eating Challenge.
David helped so many people in moments of crisis. He had a natural capacity to listen, heal, and love unconditionally. David was particularly sensitive to issues within the LGBTQ community and worked to foster a sense of community and belonging. He dreamed of a fair, kind, and just world. David was especially concerned with and committed to the well-being of at-risk young people in the LGBTQ community. David truly lived as an inspiration to others and continues to do so for those he touched.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Barbara Errett and paternal grandfather, Wasyl Mudry.
David is survived by parents, Oleh and Sandy Mudry; brother, Chris (Elena Bracken) Mudry; aunts and uncles, Pam (Phil) Cox, Doug (Angie) Errett and Roman (Della) Mudry; maternal grandfather, William (Susan Roman) Errett; close family friend, Mark Rozdolsky; cousins, Natalya, Viktor, Emily, Ian, Evelyn and Finn; many other extended family and hundreds of close friends.
Family will receive friends Friday from 4-8 p.m. and from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at Newcomer South Dayton Chapel, 3940 Kettering Blvd, Kettering, Ohio where a funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Private family interment at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the University of Kentucky chapter of Alpha Phi Omega - Alpha Zeta, 161 Raymond Building, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40503 or https://bit.ly/2N11HeO