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With the Saints give rest, O Christ, to the souls of Thy servants,
where there is no pain, no sorrow, no sighing, but life everlasting.

Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death,
 and upon those in tombs bestowing life.


Parishioner Memorial Project
Each month we hope to highlight the memory of a departed parishioner or friend of St. Nicholas Cathedral. If you have a loved one or friend that you would like to have featured, please send a short biography with their contributions to our Cathedral life, no matter how great or small - with a digital photo if available - to Lisamik56@gmail.com  with the words "Memory Eternal" in the subject line. Please include the date and year of death, as we will try to highlight the departed around an anniversary.  
 
 
Remembering Olga Lyerly
Olga Lyerly was born on December 24, 1925, the granddaughter of Russian immigrants. She joined StNicholas during Lent in 1980. At theCathedral, she was well-known for her participation in the choir, her work selling used books at the bazaars with Anna Yaremko, and for her "from scratch" borsch recipe. Her son, John Christopher (Chris) Lyerly, taught Sunday School at StNicholas for many years and now attends St. Matthew Church in Columbia Md. In 1996, Olga suffered a cerebral aneurysm which left her incapacitated for the next 18 years, until her death in February of 2014. Her funeral was held at the Cathedral, and she is interred at St. Paul's Rock Creek Cemetery, next to her parents.
Remembering David Burwell
David Burwell (1947-2017) will be remembered as a visionary, a passionate environmentalist, and a tireless advocate and strategist for transportation and climate policy reform, whose mission was to improve the world. After graduation from Dartmouth College he attended the University of Virginia School of Law. In 1986, David co-founded Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), a nonprofit organization that led nationwide efforts to convert unused railroad corridors into public trails and parks. By this vision and transformative work, he left behind a legacy of 22 thousand miles of rail-trails benefiting thousands of communities throughout our country and laid a foundation of support for converting greenways in other countries. 
 
David was baptized into the Orthodox Faith after his marriage to Irene Ovchinnikova Burwell. It was a deep friendship with Archbishop Anthony (Cheremisov) of Oryol which had a major influence on his decision to convert to Orthodoxy. Fr. Dmitry Grigorieff, who became a close friend, celebrated David's funeral service.  Fr. Valery Shemchuk performed the sacrament of chrismation and became David's spiritual guide and confessor. David fell asleep in the Lord in his home on February 1, 2017, after a three-year battle with acute myeloid leukemia. He is remembered by his wife, son, a sister and a brother, and three granddaughters, as well as many friends and colleagues whom he mentored to established outstanding careers in public service.
Remembering Dee Krisa
Dolores “Dee” Krisa (Nadezhda) was born June 27, 1930. She came to StNicholas shortly after graduating business school and joining the CIA in 1949. At the time she came to the DC area, she lived with the Danilucks (Helen and Serge of blessed memory). In 1952 she married Walter Krisa. The two of them attended StNicholas whenever in the DC area. Both were employed by the CIA and served many overseas stations while raising three children, Stephen, Keith and Claudia. Upon their retirement from the CIA, Walt was awarded the Silver Medal for Intelligence and Dee the Bronze. At the Cathedral, they were known for their pierogie workshops, contributions to many bazaars and as members of the Dormition Guild. Dee was originally from Pennsylvania and is buried at St. Tikhon’s Monastery next to her beloved husband Walter.  Dee passed away January 18, 2014. May her memory be eternal.
 
Remembering Olga Mikhalevsky and Irina Stahovich
Olga A. Mikhalevsky was born in August of 1914, in St. Petersburg, Russia and, following the Russian Revolution, emigrated with her family to Lyons, France. The exact date of her birth, like many of her generation, was debated and adjusted for the difference in calendars. We celebrated on August 11 of the “new” calendar. She married her husband on Valentine’s Day of 1934 and followed him to the US shortly thereafter. They resided on Staten Island for about 10 years, moving to the Washington, DC area in the late 1940’s. Following the move to DC, she began attending services at St. Nicholas. Olga served as Executive Secretary to the Librarian of Congress until her retirement in 1965, at which time she received a citation in the Congressional Record for her distinguished service to the Library. Following the death of her husband in 1982, Olga became a more active member of the Cathedral, working with Anne Kalish at the Baked Goods table at many Bazaars. Many of you will remember her pineapple cheese pies that were often sold out within a few hours! She was a member of the Dormition Sisterhood (Guild), often donating time baking and cooking for the Guild’s many events. Olga fell asleep in the Lord on March 28, 2009 and is buried in Columbia Gardens in Arlington, Virginia. May her memory be eternal. Video of Olga's story in Russian.
 
Irina Stahovich was born on September 21, 1913 in St. Petersburg, Russia. She arrived in the US from LeHavre, France in the late 1930’s with her parents. She was a student at the time. Later she became a nurse and served in the US Army, with duty stations in Germany and Vietnam. Irina retired in the Washington, DC area and became a dedicated and valuable member of Saint Nicholas Cathedral. She was an active member of the Dormition Sisterhood, later the Guild, and spent many hours working for the upkeep and good of the church. She was a regular member of the bazaar preparation workshops, making many a cabbage roll and gallons of borscht! She passed away just a few short weeks before her close friend Olga Mikhalevsky on March 2, 2009. May her memory be eternal!
 
Note: Olga and Irina had many friends at the Cathedral, across all generations. In their later years, they and friends who included Matushka Galina (Grigorieff), Marina Grigorovich-Barsky, Julia Petrov, Nina Soukhanova, Katya Martinoff, Galina Tolliver and others, formed a social circle. This group faithfully checked on each other daily and met regularly for lunches and teas. Most of these lovely women lived well into their 90’s and some to 100! The last survivor of this group, Marina Grigorovich-Barsky, passed away just a few months ago. May all of their memories be eternal!
 
Remembering Matushka Helen Oleynick
Helen Rohal Oleynik was born April 15, 1921 in the steel town of Carnegie, Pennsylvania. Her early years growing up during the Great Depression forged her character and set her on the path of service to God, her country, family and friends. Her formative years were influenced by the blue collar industrial world that was Pittsburgh in the ‘20s and ‘30s. As the youngest of eight children, Helen was shielded from some of the harshness of the day-to-day fight for survival in the lean times following the Great Depression. She maintained an appreciation for simple things throughout her life.
 
When the country called, Helen answered. She joined the US Women’s Army Corps in 1943 where she served throughout WWII as an intercept radio operator in Petaluma, California. On a weekend visit to San Francisco, Helen met S.Sgt Vladimir Oleynik on her first and only visit to the choir loft at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral. They courted while both were stationed on the West Coast and married after returning home in 1947.
 
Helen was a consummate homemaker, raising a family of three Baby Boomer boys, Gregory, Nicholas and David. As Vladimir’s career took them from Washington, DC to locations across Ohio and Pennsylvania, she lovingly maintained their home and warmly embraced each community. In each location, she became an active member of church communities including helping to establish Christ The Saviour Orthodox Church in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1961. Throughout her later years, Helen enjoyed bowling in a local league, playing bridge regularly, and spending time with family. Beloved wife of 47 years of the late Deacon Vladimir Oleynik, Helen is survived by her three sons and by five grandchildren.
 
Helen was a beloved and active member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral from 1967 until her passing in 2014. She was loved by so many in our community for her kindness, warmth and humor, made a mean pierogi and was a force for good at every step in her life’s journey.

Zoja E. Peters, December 29, 1924 - April, 23, 2019

John Krynitsky, June 15, 1918 - April 18, 2019

Stanley Homa, March 18, 2019

Marina Grigorovich-Barsky - August 20, 1918 - November 27, 2018

Nina Sergeevna Sudeykina  - October 18, 2018 (mother of our Cathedral's deacon Igor Panyutin)

Thomas Robert Merwin Williams, January 2, 1926 - January 19, 2018

Mihail Golin, Army Sgt. 1st Class. Died January 1, 2018 Serving During Operation Freedom's Sentinel. 34, of Fort Lee, New Jersey, died Jan. 1 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, after being engaged by enemy small arms fire while on a dismounted patrol.

Zhanna Vladimirskaya-Kovalev - March 22, 1939 - October 28, 2017

Yury Karpenko - September 9, 1938 - May 27, 2017

Natalya Chernova - August 25, 1972 - March 16, 2017

Leo (Lev) Georgievich Karpoff - February 24, 2017

David Gates Burwell - September 14, 1947 - February 1, 2017

Dennis Eugene Jarrell - April 16, 1957 - January 27, 2017

Matushka Lyidia Malasch -  December 29, 1922 - January 24, 2017 - wife of the late Protodeacon Vladimir Malasch. Fr. Vladimir had been the Cathedral Protodeacon for 30 years. 

Liudmila Petrovna (Zamulenko) Boruhova -  July 15, 1922 - January 23, 2017

Yuri Karash - June 16, 1963 - January 21, 2017

Lilian Oka Tcherkassky - July 1, 1921 - October 21, 2016

Alexis I. Kaznoff - October 22, 1933 - October 12, 2016

Eugen Korogodon - March 4, 1921 - October 6, 2016

Alexis Ostapenko - October 1, 1923 - September 26, 2016

Daria Virvan - September 22, 2016

Alexandra (Carol) J. Dockman - April 6, 1953 - September 14, 2016

Anna Yaremko - January 25, 1915 -August 3, 2016

Donna Bergmann - June 29, 2016

Helen Mikhalevsky - March 6, 1924 - June 26, 2016

Anna Barnetas - December 6, 1927 - June 9, 2016

Rufina Arnautova - April 25, 1925 - June 3, 2016

Eugenie Chavchavadze - July 12, 1939 - May 30, 2016

Eugenie Jean Williams - February 13, 1928 - May 26, 2016

Helene Haverchack - May 6, 2016

Child Julia(Юлия) Mounts - October 8, 2002 - March 23, 2016

Frederick Wolff - December 21, 2015

Nina Minas-Bekov - November 23, 2015

Lyudmila Zaretskaya - November 19, 2015

Lyudmila Foster - November 14, 2015

Liudmila P. Morozova - September 19, 1942 - November 7, 2015

Alexandra Adams - October 28, 2015

Nikolay Spiridonov- September 3, 2015

Victor Nedzelnitsky - September 2, 2015

Nadezhda Sari - August 3, 2015

Ivan Karavaev - July 28, 2015

Reader Patrick Jacobson - July 18, 2015

John Buchko - December 12, 1929 - June 11, 2015

Igor V. Fedorov - October 23, 1947 - June 8, 2015

Yelena V. Selinevich - November 7, 1968 - March 6, 2015

Helen Hudak - December 1927 - March 2015 / John Hudak, Sr.  July 1928 - November 2014

John Batura - December 28, 2014

Lucille Kobasa - December 13, 2014

Ivan Minas-Bekov - December 28, 1926 - November 24, 2014

John Hudak, Sr.  July 1928 - November 2014

Julia A. Petrov - December 17, 1919 - October 12, 2014

Prince David Chavchavadze - May 20, 1924 - October 5th, 2014

Andrei V. Gerich - January 27, 1919 - September 23th, 2014

Infant Alexander Christie - April 2, 2014 - May 25, 2014

Matushka Helen Oleynik - April 16, 2014

Eugenia Biegansky - March 29, 2014

Selene Obolensky - March 24, 2014

Theodore Haverchack - February 19, 1923 - March 9, 2014

Olga Lyerly - February 17, 2014

John Grady - March 21, 1925 -February 6, 2014

Nadezhda Dolores Krisa - June 27, 1930 - January 18, 2014

Dmitry Knyazev - March 1, 1932 - November 27, 2013

Viktor Maximovich Arnautov - April 3, 1926 - November 8, 2013

Vladislav Bochkov - March 28, 1984 - August 4, 2013

Eugene Osolinsky - May 23, 1929 - July 27, 2013

Nikita Cheremeteff - June 25, 1932 - March 9, 2013

Oleg Belyansky - September 5, 1941 - March 2, 2013

Laurie Paffhausen - November 18

Edward John Rhenish - September 17
Tekla Virvan - August 31
Irina Romashkan - January 6th, 1959 - July 19th, 2012

Galina Tolliver - June 28
Irina (Renee) Robinson - April 18
Vissarion Sesnev - February 10
Milena (in baptism Pelageya) Tarasyek - January 29
Marie L. Yanowsky - January 11


Adrian Gan - December 27
Serge Daniluck - November 15
Gennady Platoff - August 31
Isabel Pfeifer - August 26
Nina Soukhanov - July 6
Ann Fedak - June 19
Irene Rhenish - May 25
Schema Nun Ioanna - May 12
Apollo Manchuk - April 12
Anna DePalma - April 2
Irina Gordienko - February 10
Barbara Nyce - January 27



Dorothy Osolinsky - December 3 
Albert McCarthy - November 23
Subdeacon Michael Shandor - September 18
Helen Daniluck - August 28
Olga Polivanov - July 11
Barry (Vladimir) Krebs - May
Nina De La Cruz - February 22


Flora (Ioanna) Schnittke - June 2
Olga Mikhalevsky - March 30
Victor Yevsikov - August 20, 1942 - March 11, 2009
Irina Stahovich - March 2

Peter Parfirievich Linnik - August 16, 1923 - May 1, 2008

John (Ivan) Guilsher -April 4, 2008

Eleanor Skuby - October 2, 2008

Valentina Finner - January 25, 2008

Father Dmitry Grogorieff - December 8 (priest at St. Nicholas Cathedral from 1969 to 2007) He was actively involved in the parish life since 1959. He was ordained a deacon in 1968 and a priest in 1969 by Metropolitan Ireney.
Inna Golubeva - July 12

Vladimir Walter Skuby - August 12

Elena Gracheva - April 14, 1962 - March 30, 2007

Lynn Elizabeth Pedigo - April 7, 1947 - June 20, 2006
Alexandra Jesina (Ешина) - January 19, 1931 - June 7, 2006
Katherine Krynitsky - August 18, 1919 - October 2, 2006

Anne Winsky - April 23, 2005

Stephen Winsky - December 30, 2004

Anne Kalish - December 12
Sergei Martinoff
Katherine Martinoff
Lubov Moiseyev - 1911-2001

Elena A. Kamkina - September 21, 1913 - October 27, 2000

Elizabeth Slepecky Shandor - October 3, 1920 - April 8, 2000

Agnes D. "Aggie" Loboda - January 1

Vladimir N. Petrov - November 13, 1915 - March 17, 1999
Bishop Basil Rodzianko - May 22, 1915 - September 17, 1999

Julia Bulatova Federoff - 1923-1998

Galina Grigorieff (Bogdanovich) - 1925-1998

Nina Shandor Agel - October 12 - August 17, 1998

Zinaida Vladimirova - October 5, 1911 - March 11, 1996
Deacon Vladimir Oleynik - March 11, 1920 - March 4, 1995

Andrew Winsky - May 27, 1993

Ivan Soukhanov - 1903-1989
Protodeacon Vladimir Malasch - July 15 1919 - January 18 1989
(Protodeacon at St. Nicholas Cathedral from 1959 to 1989)

Father Arkady Moiseyev - 1899-1986 (priest at St Nicholas Cathedral from 1952 to 1986)

Father Paul Lutov - 1900-1978 (priest at St Nicholas from 1938 to 1978)
Victor P. Kamkin - November 7, 1902 - September 18, 1974
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