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Memory Eternal - George Kalfov

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  • Sergei Kalfov
    This morning, my father George passed away after long battle with Alzheimer s. My father was tonsured a reader in Shanghai by St John and served as his reader
    Message 1 of 4 , Dec 1, 2003
      This morning, my father George passed away after long battle with
      Alzheimer's.

      My father was tonsured a reader in Shanghai by St John and served as his
      reader for years, in Shanghai, Tubabao and whenever Vladyka would come to
      Seattle. When Vladyka Ioann reposed, here in Seattle in 1966, my dad was
      the first one to his aide after he had fallen and placed him in the armchair
      where he reposed in my dad's arms. He was the choir director at our St
      Nicholas Cathedral and served on the Parish Council until he retired before
      the alzheimer's took him over.

      He was an active leader in the Russian emgiree community here, as one of the
      founders and charter members of the Russian Community Center in 1953 and
      served as its president for over 20+ years. He spearheaded the acquistion
      of an old theater complex and turning it in to a facility which over the
      past 50 years has become a place where all Russians could get together
      regardless of what jurisdiction they belonged, or whether they emigrated
      from the Far East or Europe, or regardless of faith to live in harmony.

      He was instrumental in ensuring that the Russian community did not feel the
      stigma of era of the cold war here as being a Russian meant that you were a
      Communist. He actively involved the mayors of Seattle, city council members
      as well as the various governors of Washington to participate in Russian
      community events both at the Russian Center as well as St Nicholas.

      He was active in the Seattle business community as well being on the
      forefront of making sure that all Russian émigrés got helped here,
      regardless of when and where they came from. He found jobs and employment
      for many of these to get them and their families on their feet. Tireless,
      he helped interpret for ailing Russians in hospitals, especially when there
      were some serious injuries from Russian fishing boats off the Pacific Coast.


      He gave himself to the church and to the community. He will be missed sorely
      by all. Services are tentatively scheduled for this Friday at St Nicholas.

      Vechnaya Pamyat'

      Sergei Kalfov


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    • skalfov
      This morning, my father George passed away after long battle with Alzheimer s. My father was tonsured a reader in Shanghai by St John and served as his reader
      Message 2 of 4 , Dec 1, 2003
        This morning, my father George passed away after long battle with
        Alzheimer's.

        My father was tonsured a reader in Shanghai by St John and served as
        his reader for years, in Shanghai, Tubabao and whenever Vladyka would
        come to Seattle. When Vladyka Ioann reposed, here in Seattle in
        1966, my dad was the first one to his aide after he had fallen and
        placed him in the armchair where he reposed in my dad's arms. He was
        the choir director at our St Nicholas Cathedral and served on the
        Parish Council until he retired before the alzheimer's took him over.

        He was an active leader in the Russian emgiree community here, as one
        of the founders and charter members of the Russian Community Center
        in 1953 and served as its president for over 20+ years. He
        spearheaded the acquistion of an old theater complex and turning it
        in to a facility which over the past 50 years has become a place
        where all Russians could get together regardless of what jurisdiction
        they belonged, or whether they emigrated from the Far East or Europe,
        or regardless of faith to live in harmony.

        He was instrumental in ensuring that the Russian community did not
        feel the stigma of era of the cold war here as being a Russian meant
        that you were a Communist. He actively involved the mayors of
        Seattle, city council members as well as the various governors of
        Washington to participate in Russian community events both at the
        Russian Center as well as St Nicholas.

        He was active in the Seattle business community as well being on the
        forefront of making sure that all Russian émigrés got helped
        here,
        regardless of when and where they came from. He found jobs and
        employment for many of these to get them and their families on their
        feet. Tireless, he helped interpret for ailing Russians in
        hospitals, especially when there were some serious injuries from
        Russian fishing boats off the Pacific Coast.

        He gave himself to the church and to the community. He will be missed
        sorely by all. Services are tentatively scheduled for this Friday at
        St Nicholas.

        Vechnaya Pamyat'

        Sergei Kalfov
      • Nick Steblez
        Let us never forget our Fathers and Mothers, at whose feet we learned of Holy Orthodoxy! As one whose parents now sleep in our Lord s Arms, I share your pain
        Message 3 of 4 , Dec 1, 2003
          Let us never forget our Fathers and Mothers, at whose feet we learned of Holy Orthodoxy! As one whose parents now sleep in our Lord's Arms, I share your pain of the separation, but rejoice with the Holy Angels who stand with them before God's Throne!



          Vechnaya Pamyat' !



          The unworthy servant of God,
          Nicholas Steblez



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        • ourlittlecity@aol.com
          In a message dated 12/1/2003 9:26:06 PM Eastern Standard Time, ... Dear Sergei Kalfov: Where can we send an alm/offering in his memory and for his memory to be
          Message 4 of 4 , Dec 2, 2003
            In a message dated 12/1/2003 9:26:06 PM Eastern Standard Time,
            skalfov1@... writes:


            > This morning, my father George passed away after long battle with
            > Alzheimer's.
            >

            Dear Sergei Kalfov: Where can we send an alm/offering in his memory and for
            his memory to be eternal in God's Kingdom.

            rdr. john dunn



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