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Irisha Shekhets
  • 30 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 24, 1980
  • Place of birth:
    Ukraine
  • Date of passing: Aug 24, 2010
  • Place of passing:
    Nepal
Let the memory of Irisha be with us forever

 Irisha is here with us, in our hearts, in our lives, forever.

 This is the place where you can read about her, look at her pictures and videos, listen to the music that she liked.

  Please leave your tribute below, light your candle for her. Also, please add your story, picture, memory about Irisha. Every memory is precious, please share!


Non-Profit "Irina Shekhets Memorial Scholarship Fund” has been set up to help talented students to get into college of their dream. You may visit www.ismsf.org to find out more and help.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Anna Smirnov Rozentul on 24th August 2016

"Dear Irina, I think of you and your family frequently. Another year gone by...we get older, but you stay forever young. Rest in peace. And--happy birthday."

This tribute was added by Boris Shekhets on 23rd August 2016

"Ириша,
Миновал шестой  год с тех пор  как твoй День Рождения  стал и Днем Памяти о тебе…
Без тебя тяжело, а мы продолжаем жить  - ради памяти о тебе, ради семьи и ради друзей…
Когда мы разговариваем с твоими друзьями нам кажется, что мы, пусть и не напрямую, но пообщались с тобой.  
К тебе на этот сайт заходят и близкие друзья, и те, кто тебя знал совсем недолго, и даже те, кто с тобой не был знаком. 35 тысяч посещений! Одни оставляют здесь весточку, другие заходят просто помолчать, вспомнить, подумать… И это так понятно – ведь  даже просто думая о тебе, вспоминая твою жизнь, получаешь поддержку и силы, чтобы продолжать делать что-то нужное другим, как это делала ты…
С Днем Рождения, дорогая...
Ты всегда с нами, а мы с тобой.
Мама, Папа"

This tribute was added by Marianna Shamis on 30th August 2015

"Irishka, here is my birthday present to you. This song spoke to me. It was all you and I just had to follow up and make a video. Special thanks to Alina Simonova: composer, lyrics and vocal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_tX0-FbhEc"

This tribute was added by Anon Anon on 25th August 2015

"I could not believe it...five years ago we went to the funeral, but the day was so bright and sunny, just like she was. A short life, but lived to the fullest. We lost touch after college days, but spent time chatting on the internet, she was definitely an incredible person."

This tribute was added by Marianna Shamis on 24th August 2015

"Иришка, родная моя
Как я скучаю!
Как я хочу тебя обнять,
Прижаться к тебе,
потереться носами...
С Днём Рождения, лучик мой!
Ты здесь, ты во мне и со мной,
Я тебя ощущаю.
Свети нам, пожалуйста,
Не прекращай!"

This tribute was added by yelena grozny on 24th August 2015

"Сегодня твой День. И хотя физически Ты не здесь, твоя неуемная энергия помогает и соединяет близких и родных тебе людей.Тебя помнят, любят ...
С Днем Рождения"

This tribute was added by Oksana Lvova on 24th August 2015

"В который раз за эти годы пытаюсь осмыслить случившееся, и до сих пор не могу поверить... Ирочка, дорогое солнышко, твой свет навсегда здесь, с нами! Танечка, Боря, Маша, если бы можно было хоть часть вашей боли взять на себя... Читала ваше стихотворение, посвященное Ирочке, и слезы душили. Я с вами и навеки разделяю вашу боль утраты. Сколько тепла и света оставила Ириша в людях - в каждом послании сквозь горечь и боль просто снопы света, Ирочкино сияние, пропущенное через души всех, с кем она соприкасалась. С днем рождения, Ирочка!"

This tribute was added by Sofiya and Yanmark Frankstein on 24th August 2015

"We remember...
You are always in our hearts,
Sofiya & Yan"

This tribute was added by Boris Shekhets on 23rd August 2015

"Пять лет прошло, а боль в душе все та же...
Вот ты придешь во сне - и отойдет печаль.
Но на рассвете ты "прощай" тихонько скажешь
И вновь уйдешь в неведомую даль.      

Оттуда, с высоты, ты видишь все, мы знаем.
Ты помогаешь в самый трудный час,
И мысль одна порою утешает:
Что может там, за Гранью, ждешь ты нас.

Твой Dень Рожденья с грустью отмечаем
К тебе, как водится, придут друзья...
Ты здесь, ты рядом, мы об этом знаем!

…Вот только лишь обнять тебя нельзя...

         Мама, Папа"

This tribute was added by Marsha Meytlis on 25th August 2014

"Irka,

I will always remember you with a smile on your face. I remember our fun times at Columbia and those days will always be in my memories. I don't know why you had to leave so early but I hope you are in a good place now.

Masha"

This tribute was added by Vera Shekhets on 24th August 2014

"Happy birthday to the sweetest angel! Thank you for watching over our journey, and for inspiring us all along the way. Love and miss you always.

Leon, Elina & Vera Shekhets"

This tribute was added by Asya Oranskaya on 24th August 2014

"ПРИШЛА ПОРА

Пришла пора печали.
Пора потерь пришла.
Я многое теряла,
Я  многое нашла..

В душе моей бывало
Тепло от счастья встреч.
Теперь пустот немало
И горечи – не счесть.

В  календаре настенном
Я дней рожденья даты
Меняю постепенно
На боль и на утраты.

Их собираю горстью,
А  сердце сжало в ком,
Уж не вмещает горе,
Которым полон дом.

Пришла пора потерям...
Пришла, а я не верю...

Пухом тебе земля, Иринушка.
Ирина - по-гречески - СВЕТЛАЯ.
Ты такою была и навсегда останешься в сердцах и душах всех, кто имел счастье быть рядом с тобою.

Ася, Юра Шехец и вся наша семья."

This tribute was added by olga ratnovskaya on 24th August 2014

"Дорогие Шейхецы! С Днем рождения Славной, Светлой, навсегда оставшейся с нами Ирочки! Люблю всех вас!"

This tribute was added by Eugenia Pugach on 24th August 2014

"Happy Birthday Sweet Irisha! You are missed more and more every day. It is so painful and unnatural not to see your incredibly attractive smile, hear your infectious laughter and to not just be around you. 4 years....Thank you for all the moments we've all had a chance to share with you! Love forever, Zhenya"

This tribute was added by Victor Abkin on 24th August 2014

"Помним, любим ...
Спасибо, что ты была в нашей жизни"

This tribute was added by Marianna Shamis on 24th August 2014

"Missing you always, but even more on the day you were born and the day of your passing. Grateful for every moment we had together. Treasuring every memory of you. Love and Light to you."

This tribute was added by Gita Natovich on 24th August 2014

"Thinking of you, today and always . love seeing pictures of you and having memories pop into my head. Keep watching over your family!  We all miss you!"

This tribute was added by Tatyana Shekhets on 24th August 2014

"Дни и годы идут- и теперь без тебя
Ты приходишь на миг - и опять нет тебя
Продолжаю идти, что-то делать и жить
Продолжаю, как прежде с тобой говорить
И дышать я могу, только вот не пойму
Как сейчас без тебя все еще я живу
Так смогла только ты - за короткую жизнь
Всё успеть - и писать, и учить, и любить,
Повезло тем, кто смог тебя ближе узнать
Наслеждаться, быть рядом - и не мешать,  
Просто первой была ты всегда и везде
Первой ты вознеслась  над землёй к Высоте
Словно ветер- тебя не достичь, не догнать
Только можно  любить и всегда вспоминать..."

This tribute was added by Boris Shekhets on 24th August 2014

"Ириша, родная,
Сегодня твой День Рождения....
В этот день, как и всегда, ты с нами и со всеми, кто любит тебя. В этот день, нам тяжело... Но мы знаем, что ты с нами - и нам становится светлее...
Со своих вершин ты видишь как мы любим тебя!
Ты над нами всеми - и ты здесь, ты  рядышком...
Твоя улыбка и твой свет дают нам силы. Как всегда, ты помогаешь всем, кто любит и помнит тебя.
С Днем Рождения...

Мама и Папа"

This tribute was added by Filinto Diouf on 24th August 2013

"The greatest tribute to you Ira is not grief but gratitude. The gratitude that you walked with us and we had the privilege of sharing time with you. Rest in peace my friend."

This tribute was added by Sofiya and Yanmark Frankstein on 24th August 2013

"Любим, помним...
Ирочка, сегодня твой День!
Мы знаем ты навестишь всех, кто помнит тебя.
София и Ян"

This tribute was added by Boris Shekhets on 20th August 2013

"AUGUST 24 – IRISHA’s DAY.
On this day we would be glad to share with all friends the “Five-O’clock Tea” – Irochka’s favorite British tradition. We will share our memories of Irochka, and have a nice and quiet time in our house the way she loved:  with friends and family. We know, that those who cannot come, will be with us in their thoughts.  
Happy Birthday, Irisha!"

This tribute was added by Guy Beider on 25th August 2012

"Azyu, once you said, that your biggest fear is to realize, that there is no such concept as love. Well, now, there is no concept of fear on your way, you are connected with the universal love, there are no limits of Goddess love. Thank you for teaching me not to be afraid, thank you for showing me what is the UNCONDITIONAL love. To bad, you had to go, to teach and learn that lesson."

This tribute was added by Vera Shekhets on 24th August 2012

"Irisha, today is all about you! We all love and miss you, and we know you are celebrating your beautiful life with us.

With love,
Leon, Elina & Vera"

This tribute was added by Jennifer Feldsher on 24th August 2012

"Irachka.  Thinking of you today and smiling, because that is the way that we always were -- smiling, laughing, happy!  We miss you.  Vadim and Jen."

This tribute was added by Tatyana Zykh on 24th August 2012

"Happy Birthday Irisha. You will always be the girl we knew, a person with a deep and clear soul and a beautiful smile that would light up the room, thinking of you, remembering you, keeping you close in our hearts. Watch over your wonderful family, you will forever be their angel.
Tanya, Igor and the girls"

This tribute was added by Gita Natovich on 24th August 2012

"thinking of you today. still so unbelievable."

This tribute was added by Masha Kaptohka on 24th August 2012

"Иришка! С днем рождения!"

This tribute was added by Alex & Lena Krichevsky on 24th August 2012

"С днём рожедения Ирочка, мы помним тебя.
Саша и Лена"

This tribute was added by Anna Smirnov Rozentul on 24th August 2012

"Remembering you on this day...RIP."

This tribute was added by Sofiya and Yanmark Frankstein on 24th August 2012

"Irochka,
Happy Birthday...
We remember you and love forever,
Sofiya & Yan Frankstein"

This tribute was added by Ninel Kotlyar on 24th August 2012

"Happy Birthday Irochka,
you are loved by so many. Thank you for being such a bright soul and bringing so much light into the world.
With love and gratitude, Nella"

This tribute was added by Jacqueline Almonte on 24th August 2012

"Irina - I miss you, love you and think of you often. Our friendship was a blessing and I'm so very grateful that you came into my life because you left a mark that can never be erased. Happy Birthday to my wonderful amiga. Vivirás por siempre en mi corazón (you live forever in my heart). TQM."

This tribute was added by Anna Shekhets on 24th August 2012

"Happy Birthday Irisha!!!
We love you and miss you.  You always live in our hearts."

This tribute was added by Asya Oranskaya on 24th August 2012

"Our dearest Irusia! How come you leave your family so early?! We all miss you. Darkness came when you past away.But we believe - G-d know what he's doing. He needs angels. You were a sunny angel.You're now near the G-d, prey for your family. Watch over all of us. We'll miss you all our lives. Shekhets-Oranskaya family."

This tribute was added by Alex Malinsky on 24th August 2012

"С днём рождения Ирочка!  Мы тебя помним и любим сегодня и всегда."

This tribute was added by Valerie Khmelnitsky on 24th August 2012

"Happy Birthday, beautiful..... always and forever!"

This tribute was added by Isana Gitsis on 24th August 2012

"happy birthday irisha.

only love. always."

This tribute was added by Misha Gorn on 24th August 2012

"Ирка, мы помним тебя, любим и незабываем! С днём рождения тебя!"

This tribute was added by Boris Shekhets on 24th August 2012

"Иришка, НАША ЗВЁЗДОЧКА, теперь в иных краях
Из Круга Света в сверх-орбитном Измеренье,
Ты светишь каждому, кто так любил тебя,
И кто с тобой сейчас,
                          в твой ВЕЧНЫЙ ДЕНЬ РОЖДЕНЬЯ
                                                                                 Мама, Папа"

This tribute was added by Oksana Lvova on 16th August 2012

"Дорогие мои Ирочка, Маша, Танечка и Боря,
Мое сердце с вами. Не только в этот день, но в этот день - особенно. Ирочка, ты с нами. Перечитала в который раз слова любви и благодарности от твоих близких и друзей и еще больше почувствовала, что ты здесь, среди нас. Навсегда."

This tribute was added by Galyna Logvinova on 16th August 2012

"Ты всегда с нами - рядышком, над нами, вокруг нас, внутри нас! Я люблю тебя и все твою дружную семью. Как хорошо, что вы у меня ЕСТЬ!!!!!!!!"

This tribute was added by Genya Kostareva on 24th August 2011

"Irochka, s Dnem Rozhdeniya.  A year has passed, but it seems that just yesterday you were here.  Wishing you and your family peace.  Thinking of you."

This tribute was added by Marianna Shamis on 24th August 2011

"Irishka, missing you so much. Happy Birthday dear sis. You are always here, in my heart, in my thoughts, in my life. Can't believe a whole year has passed. A whole year of pain and tears. Feels like yesterday we said our goodbyes. Rest in peace, beautiful soul."

This tribute was added by Isana Gitsis on 24th August 2011

"Irisha, its been a year and I still think of you every single day. Despite your seemingly momentary presence in my life, you made an impact deeper than words can express. You are forever extraordinary. Much love and strength to your family."

This tribute was added by Filinto Diouf on 24th August 2011

"We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend. So long as we love, we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I should say that we are almost indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend."

This tribute was added by Ninel Kotlyar on 24th August 2011

"Tanyusha, thinking about you and your family and sending you blessings and love.
I am with my special son until the middle of September. Will see you soon. Call me if you need to talk.
Love, Nella"

This tribute was added by Carmen Whitelock on 24th August 2011

"Irina was a year behind me in high school. I only have just learned of her passing, and was brought instantly to tears watching her photo memorial that is here. I can remember her in high school. She always had kind words for anyone who came in contact with her. Rest well Irina."

This tribute was added by Sofiya and Yanmark Frankstein on 24th August 2011

"Трагический день заволакивается пеленой времени,блокируется памятью. Его и вспоминать,и осознавать так не хочется. А ты,Ирочка,стоишь как живая перед глазами такая,какой мы тебя помним и любим.Т&Б,прошлое вернуть нельзя,но сегодняшний день мы переживаем с вами.Дай вам Бог здоровья и сил..."

This tribute was added by Gita Natovich on 24th August 2011

"Not one day passes where i dont think of you. i am grateful to have known you. you  left a foot print in my life, which will always be there. i just pray for peace for your family."

This tribute was added by Tatyana Shekhets on 24th August 2011

"Ирочка, cегодня день твоего рождения.
Я зажигаю свечу для тебя и в память о тебе. Прошел год, и каждый день этого года ты была с нами, и будешь с нами всегда...
I am lighting this Birthday candle for you and in memory of you. You are with us, and will be with us forever…"

This tribute was added by Valerie Khmelnitsky on 24th August 2011

"С днем рождения, дорогой друг.........."

This tribute was added by Lori Michael on 24th August 2011

"We were neighbors for a brief time, but most certainly a memorable. The chats we used to have. While living in Jeonju and trying to deal with your loss, I made a literary magazine in your honor. The money I recieved for it all went to help orphaned children in Asia. For you:http://www.youtube.com/wa"

This tribute was added by Ben Vizlakh on 24th August 2011

"I hope you are at peace with yourself, and with g0d, and with the world, and I just wanted to let you know, that I will always love, cherish, and treasure you, for the rest of my life, and even after that. RIP. люблю ♥ Happy Birthday ♥"

This tribute was added by Ben Vizlakh on 24th August 2011

"Ira, it's been exactly 1 year since the tragedy. We miss you with all our hearts. I truly miss you, my dear cousin, and love you with all my heart. You have always been there, since the day I was born. I love you so much, and you will always be in my heart."

This tribute was added by Ninel Kotlyar on 1st June 2011

"Irochka, I never met you but I saw how bright your soul is and I know how much you are loved. You will be missed. With love and gratitude, Nella Kotlyar"

This tribute was added by marion taylor on 7th December 2010

"Tonight I have lit a second candle next to the one that constantly burns in memory of my son Jeremy who died in the Agni Air accident with Irisha. Our thoughts and prayers are with you who mourn because of this terrible tragedy. May Jeremy, Irisha and the others who died that morning rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Tatyana Shekhets on 5th October 2010

"Irusha, my happiness, my irreversible loss... Today is 30 days since our saying farewell to you and 40 days since your departure. For 30 years you were giving light to all, every day you delighted us with your ideas, turning your dreams into realities. You strove to get the top of the world and there your life was cut short. You are our Angel forever. You burned too bright; you've gone too fast..."

This tribute was added by Marianna Shamis on 23rd September 2010

"Иришка. Ты есть, ты здесь, ты рядом. Я чувствую тебя. Как я хочу обнять тебя, приласкать, удержать и защитить. Ты звёздочка, ты лучик солнышка пробивающийся сквозь листву, ты белое облачко. Ты бабочкой залетаешь ко мне в дом, ты птицей поёшь на нашем дереве. Какое счастье быть твоей сестрой. А сердце разрывается на куски. Я закрываю глаза и вдыхаю тебя. Ты со мной. И я улыбаюсь сквозь слёзы."

This tribute was added by E. Brown on 14th September 2010

"I have never known you, Irina, yet tragically your death lightened up my world. Having found this tribute on the internet, I simply have to leave my homage. You died doing something that excited you, something that made you feel alive. You streaked through this life like a comet lighting up so many lives. You will be forever young and beautiful. The gift of knowing you must have been amazing. The agony your family is going through is excruciating. Their wound will never heal. Look over them wherever you are. I want to upload a picture of Mt Everest. I’m sure you see it much better now, but please accept this as a sign of my respect, the eternal flame, a menorah in your honor. You will always live in the hearts of those who love you. Happy trails to you, girl."

This tribute was added by Bella Kavalerchik on 11th September 2010

"It is impossible to believe that Ira is not with us anymore.  It hurts so much! The only way to get through the pain and sorrow is to know that she is in a better world and happy there.  Tanya, Boris, Masha, Felix, Gena, Lena, Alex and cousins, please always remember that.  From now on Ira will be your guardian angel and always be remembered by everyone who knew and loved her."

This tribute was added by Marna Daynovsky on 9th September 2010

"Marina Daynovsky
Tanya, Boris, Genochka,  Masha and family!
Our hearts are with you, I cannot stop ctying for Iroshka, she will be terribly missed by hundreds of people who  loved her.
She is in Heaven now and prayng for us."

This tribute was added by alex kostovetsky on 9th September 2010

"We pray that your soul will rest in piece and your parents will find solice in knowing how many people loved you and share their loss."

This tribute was added by Michael Gorvitz on 9th September 2010

"Dear Borya and Tanya,
Please have our deepest condolences. We will always remember your wonderful daughter.

Lina, Michael"

This tribute was added by Ella Kushnir on 7th September 2010

"I am a friend of Mikhail Mizikov who is a good friend of the family. We live in Australia and have never met Irisha, but when I heard about this terrible tragedy, I coudn't stop crying. I pray for the family..."

This tribute was added by Zhenya Pugach on 7th September 2010

"Dear Boris, Tatyana, Masha and Gena,
With an unbearable pain in my heart, I am mourning Ira's death. Nothing will compensate for your irreversable loss.
You might find a tiny bit of consolation in that Ira has a lot of friends and fans who will keep the brightest and kindest memories of her. Please know that Irka's friends are your friends, and we are here to provide help and support."

This tribute was added by Sofiya and Yanmark Frankstein on 7th September 2010

"Ирочка, вот ты уже и дома...
Светлым, ласковым лучом коснулась ты многих, исчезла яркой, падающей звёздочкой в пасмурном, хмуром небе, оставив нам звенящую пустоту, скорбь невообразимой утраты и вечную память о себе.
Мы верим, что твоя мечущаяся душа обрела покой.
Ты - белая птица в кругу своей стаи..."

This tribute was added by Eugene Eydlin on 6th September 2010

"You've always been reaching for the stars, and now you've become one. G-d bless your family."

This tribute was added by Julia Oleinik on 6th September 2010

"Dear Boris and Tatyana,
I'd like to extend my deepest symphathies to all your family. I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you."

This tribute was added by Anna Smirnov Rozentul on 6th September 2010

"Such a short but wonderful life. She is still with us-- in our minds and in our hearts."

This tribute was added by Alex Ryaboy on 5th September 2010

"Irisha… my friend, cousin, teacher and inspiration.  I'm not great with words, and with you i never had to use many, you always understood me.  You became an integral part of my family and my life.  I loved coming over your place just to hang out, and my house would always get a bit warmer when you visited.  My brain is flooded with many beautiful memories of us laughing and singing.  It’s difficult to accept that from now on this will be our only way of communicating… I’m really gonna miss you buddy.  Thank you for everything.
Love,
Alyunya"

This tribute was added by Anna Marfin on 5th September 2010

"I love you Irka!"

This tribute was added by Laima Varaniukaite on 5th September 2010

"Dear Tatyana,

I am shocked and grief stricken to learn of Irina's death, and express profound sorrow and condolences for you and your family."

This tribute was added by Michael & Mariya Kliss on 4th September 2010

"Dear Boris, Tatyana, family.
In this time of unbearable tragedy we're sending our deepest condolences, our sympathy and support."

This tribute was added by francis tramutolo on 4th September 2010

"Mr. & Mrs Shekhets, I can not beleive the news I received today. The loss of your daughter, who I have known for over 17 years is so upsetting to my family & I. I only wish that your pain will ease as the beautiful memories of your daughter grows. May God Bless Your Family
With Deepest Sympathy,
Mr. Francis B. Tramutolo"

This tribute was added by Vera Shekhets on 3rd September 2010

"Irisha,

Even though you are not here with us, we feel your presence daily. Your beautiful soul touches us even though our eyes do not meet. We miss you and love you and know you are in the air, breathing over us and guiding our journey. You were, and always will be, perfect in every way, a memory that will never fade. Fly free, Irisha.

Love,

Vera, Elina & Leonid Shekhets"

This tribute was added by Stella Goldengur on 2nd September 2010

"Ira, will always remember amazing you.
My deepest condolensces to the Shekhets & Shamis families"

This tribute was added by Alex Vladimirsky on 2nd September 2010

"Дорогие Боря и Таня!
Дай Вам Б-г силы пережить
эту непоправимую утрату.
Больно и несправедливо...
Скорблю с Вами"

This tribute was added by Jennifer Feldsher on 1st September 2010

"Irachka:  It is unimaginable that you are gone.  You welcomed me into your group and into your life with open arms and I was so happy to have had you as my friend all of these years.  I will always remember your happiness, your unforgettable smile, and your kindness!  You are indelibly etched in my mind and my heart.  I am sad for a world without you....z"l  You will be missed."

This tribute was added by Guy Beider on 1st September 2010

"Irka, Chudo, Azay-Mazay, Zayka, Azyusha, Lapundra, Karapuzina, Zyakinsun... I call this funny names, but hear the reply only in my imagination. You gave me so much love, You were so good to me, You are my best teacher, the one that I am gonna love forever. Be with God now, be the light, be the Love."

This tribute was added by Alex Kalinsky on 1st September 2010

"Ira - it is tough to comprehend a world in which you do not exist and so sad to realize I will never get lost in your eyes again. I will remember you as you always were - smiling, singing Beatles songs, caring about everyone around you and ready for anything. I am very lucky to have known you.

My deepest condolensces to the Shekhets/Shamis families.

AK"

This tribute was added by Ira Ornes on 31st August 2010

"Ira<br />
Remember you forever...beatiful, shiny and happy young woman... You are always in my mind, saying me that life is short, enjoy it today, tommorow may not come..."

This tribute was added by Jim OBrien on 31st August 2010

"Irina...
I feel blessed that our paths crossed through ICS and JPM CI.  Thyda and I have to continue eating Koyzina-esque salads and oatmeal to stay healthy... but you'll forever be young.. forever beautiful.  Thank you for the memories."

This tribute was added by Tatyana Lomberg on 30th August 2010

"Dear Irisha! I will never forget the day when we took the bus together to Fair Lawn, the crazy 5-toed Vibrams that you wore, causing me to buy myself a pair, the Zumba class that your sister was teaching and to which you were so eager to get to.
I still have your cell # that you gave me, but now you'll never answer it. I will miss you always.
My heart goes out to the Shekhets-Shamis family."

This tribute was added by Anna Marfin on 29th August 2010

"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvNoctAa6HI"

This tribute was added by Arseny Ratmansky on 29th August 2010

"Ira, there was something about your smile and eyes that was warming and magnetic.  I will miss seeing new pictures of you in random parts of my photo albums, they just will not be the same without these unique rays of sunshine.

Memories of you are with me as I take from the past different moments that we shared together.

CEHE4KA"

This tribute was added by Shai Shperber on 29th August 2010

"Ira
I look on your pictures again and again. You were a pretty little girl, and now you are a beautiful woman.
You will forever stay beautiful and young. You will forever look on us and smile your quiet smile.
And we will always remember you and keep you in our hearts.
I love you and your wonderful family, and I cry with them."

This tribute was added by Olga Khodosh on 29th August 2010

"Ira had such a wonderful smile-so open, so happy to see and explore the world around her.  She felt everything at such a deep level, she was just an unbelievably amazing person.  My heart goes out to the Shekhets-Shamis family.  Please know that many people loved her and will always keep memories of her in their hearts."

This tribute was added by Gita Natovich on 28th August 2010

"Ira,
You always had such an appetite for LIFE. For living, and for achieving; FOR ALWAYS BEING THE BEST AND THE CENTER. I will greatly miss you. Please watch over your family at this hard time.
You are in my heart always
-G"

This tribute was added by Alex Malinsky on 28th August 2010

"Ira, while you no longer are with us on this earth, I know that you are in a better place, where your soul will rest and your beautiful spirit will live on forever.  The light of life that you sparked in every one of our hearts will glow on for as long as it possibly can and you will never be forgotten.  
M."

This tribute was added by gila primak on 28th August 2010

"I only met you once. In the forest. Walking. And you made such a lovely impression. I remember you so well. You really are a special soul. I wished you luck in everything. I had meant it. I'm sorry you were taken away from this earth so early. But I know that you have given it a lot in your short time here. It pains me to write this. I hope you can give your family strength..."

This tribute was added by Iryna Filvarova on 27th August 2010

"Мы видели Ирочку однажды - в мае 2009. Эти строчки посвящаются ей, ее близким, всем кто знал и любил ее.

"Ты - рядом, где-то очень рядом...
Глядишь на нас лучистым взглядом
И улыбаешься...
Но ни дотронуться рукою,
Ни заглянуть в твои глаза
Теперь нельзя...
Ты - с нами, мы - всегда с тобою...
И тихо катиться слеза..."

Ира и Виталий"

This tribute was added by Genya Kostareva on 27th August 2010

"Ira, I can not comprehend that you are no longer with us.  You were such a vibrant and talented person.  I hope your parents will find some comfort in knowing what a wonderful human being they had raised.  My thoughts are with you and with your family."

This tribute was added by Alex,Inna,Esther,Peter Shekhets on 27th August 2010

"Ирочка,любимая сестричка.Просто не хотим верить в случившееся.Ты на всегда останешься в наших сердцах красивым, веселым,добрым человечком.
Танечка,Боря,Машенька, мы глубоко скорбим с вами."

This tribute was added by Dina Turetsky on 27th August 2010

"The soul would have no rainbow
If eyes had no tears.
Dance you peaceful dance!

Irochka, your light will always stay with us. You were a beautiful soul dancer. I feel lucky for being able to share those magical dances with you and some spiritual conversations and views beyond just this reality.."We'll keep moving and watch each other turn into light"..Теперь ты на воле, Белая Птица!"

This tribute was added by Dmitriy Bangiyev on 27th August 2010

"Мы небыли знакомы. Но эта трагедия коснулась и моего сердца. Жалко, обидно и больно. Мои соболезнования родителям,близким и всем друзьям."

This tribute was added by Igor Kublanov on 27th August 2010

"We met in Israel on a birthright trip-she had an unbelievable smile that i just couldn't look away
always happy-always smiling-it's weird to talk about her in a past sentence-almost unreal-if there are angels she's definitly one of them watching over her friends and family....God rest her soul"

This tribute was added by ella sapozhnikov on 27th August 2010

"Невозможно и страшно тяжело поверить в эту трагедию. Я верю что Ирочка превратится в ангела. Мы все скорбим об этой непоправимой утрате."

This tribute was added by Asya Oranskaya on 27th August 2010

"Ирина - СВЕТЛАЯ (греческий). Она и вправду светлая и солнечная с самого детства. Больно. Дорогие, родные наши, у вас есть для чего жить - пока вы живы, Ирочка жива. Скорбим с вами. Ася Оранская, Юра Шехец и вся наша семья."

This tribute was added by Bela Goltseker on 27th August 2010

"Irisha, you truly did touch the heart and soul of everyone who has met you and got to know you. As many have said, people like you stay with us even long after your physical presence is gone. You left us too early, but will never be forgotten. We'll always remember you the way you were - full of radiance and glow. May you rest in peace. Much love, Senya and Bela"

This tribute was added by Thyda Chhuan on 27th August 2010

"Irina! You are my JPM PIC. You made my IB, JC and CI days more worthwhile, simply with the flash of your smile. Choc strawberries. Vwater. Devon & Blakely. Bfast soup. Cheesy oatmeal. Koyzina. Transforming from work to going out. Bear Mtn. Secret admirers. MJR...For these memories and for your compassion, sincerity and vibrant spirit – I will remember you always and you will forever inspire me."

This tribute was added by yelena grozny on 26th August 2010

"Ира. закрываю глаза и вижу тебя и Машу танцующих на последнем слете КСП. Я верю что свет исходящиий от тебя никуда не уйдет а будет светить всегда для всех кто знал и любил тебя. Боря и Таня, Маша Фелликс Аня и Тина Лена и Саша, Бен и Брина скорбим с вами. Перефразируя Высоцкого-
Неправда, Дочь не умирает                      
Лишь рядом быть перестает"

This tribute was added by olga ratnovskaya on 26th August 2010

"Ирочка! Светлая, славная, лучистая девочка! Невозможно представить, что тебя не стало. Вечная тебе память!
Мое сердце рвется от боли и я разделяю вашу трагедию, Танечка, Боря, Маша! Мои соболезнования всей вашей большой семье. Люблю всех вас."

This tribute was added by Oksana Lvova on 26th August 2010

"Милая, нежная, светлая, необыкновенная Ирочка! Один раз я тебя увидела на КСП и запомнила на всю жизнь. Такие люди - как солнечный луч...  Танечка, Боря, как мне достать вас и разделить эту немыслимую боль!.. Мое сердце и моя боль вместе с вами..."

This tribute was added by Vlad & Elina Vaysman on 26th August 2010

"Tanechka, Borya, our heart is with you at this sad, sad time."

This tribute was added by Natasha Nesterenko on 26th August 2010

"Девочка, от которой uсходит сияние,- вот что я думаю, когда  пытаюсь представить себе Ирочку...
Ну как понять эту жизнь?!
Боря, Танечка, Машенька, люблю вас! Мы тоже ваша семья. Держитесь, пожалуйста... Больно, очень больно..."

This tribute was added by Valerie Khmelnitsky on 26th August 2010

"Irochka... May your beautiful soul rest in peace... You were such a bright person and your memory will be in our hearts forever... will miss u and will never forget u!!!"

This tribute was added by Filinto Diouf on 26th August 2010

"I believe you are in a better place. May God have mercy on your soul and rest in peace. You were a beautiful person that everybody loved because of your genuine attributes. I will miss you dancing and singing while I played Spanish tunes.
Filinto"

This tribute was added by Len Kush on 26th August 2010

"Dear, lovely Girl!
How dare we may miss you at KSP more?
It is horrible for us to know that you have gone forever physically..but our memory will remember and always being present at KSP as long as we live....
Dear Parents, it is sadness to hear about it tragic, please, accept my condolences...
Love You all and your missing Daughter memory

Lenny"

This tribute was added by Isana Gitsis on 26th August 2010

"Ira was extraordinary; a brilliant, funny, compassionate, adventurous soul who made everything and everyone around her shine. I will miss you, always."

This tribute was added by Breanna Vizlakh on 26th August 2010

"'The light in you
Will guide us through
The stormy nights.
So tame the seas
With your resounding beauty.
And together, we'll sail home.'

Irochka, you were the light of my life, and of so many others. You were beautiful and intelligent and just beyond compare.
I know that you will rest in peace, because you deserve nothing short of Heaven.

♥ You are in my heart, always and forever. ♥"

This tribute was added by Ben Vizlakh on 25th August 2010

"Ira I love you with all my heart. You are my dearest cousin, and you will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace. You left us way too early in life, and i never got that smoothie you promised me ;) I love you with all my heart...and i hope you will always watch over us. <3"


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