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Offline Heorhij

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Death in my "extended family"
« on: October 24, 2007, 12:16:49 PM »
My mother's next door neighbor and close friend for many years, Dr. Alexander Stepanets, a mathematician and a wonderful, cheerful, easy-going, friendly man whom my mom used to call Sasha, suddenly died of the rupture of aorta. He was 65. He is survived by his wife Nina, who is now the sole inhabitant of the apartment next door to my mom's, on the 9th floor of a downtown Kyiv high-rise. Sasha's and Nina's daughter, her husband and little son live in an apartment building ~5 miles away.

I have known "Sasha" (to me, he was Alexander Ivanovich) since my parents and I moved to that apartment building in winter 1975. Honestly, I cannot imagine that building without Dr. Stepanets...
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Re: Death in my "extended family"
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2007, 12:22:08 PM »
Vicnaya pamjat!
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Re: Death in my "extended family"
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2007, 12:25:37 PM »
Eternal be his memory!

May the Lord comfort those feeling a loss at this time!
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Re: Death in my "extended family"
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2007, 01:42:31 PM »
Memory eternal.  Lord have mercy.
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Re: Death in my "extended family"
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2007, 02:18:55 PM »
Prayers...
An old timer is a man who's had a lot of interesting experiences -- some of them true.

Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.

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Re: Death in my "extended family"
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2007, 05:50:54 PM »
Lord have mercy on your servant "Sasha".

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Re: Death in my "extended family"
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2007, 05:51:44 PM »
Memory Eternal.
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Re: Death in my "extended family"
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2007, 05:58:50 PM »
Eternal Memory,
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Re: Death in my "extended family"
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2007, 12:01:01 AM »
Eternal be Sasha's memory.
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Re: Death in my "extended family"
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2007, 02:13:20 AM »
Memory eternal!

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Re: Death in my "extended family"
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2007, 06:04:25 AM »
Memory eternal. Lord have mercy.
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Re: Death in my "extended family"
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2007, 07:03:05 AM »
Many thanks for your prayers!
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Re: Death in my "extended family"
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2007, 08:28:19 AM »
Memory eternal!
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Re: Death in my "extended family"
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2007, 11:08:12 PM »
Hospody pomyluy!

Dear God, grant the eternal rest to your servant.

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Re: Death in my "extended family"
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2007, 11:17:54 PM »
Memoria perpetual.

God bless the family.
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