Yuri, the way I will always remember him........
Yuri Prizel
  • 62 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 5, 1948
  • Place of birth:
    Ukraine
  • Date of passing: Oct 18, 2010
  • Place of passing:
    New York, United States
Gone much too soon..... missed.

 

We shared a thousand good times, maybe a few that weren’t all that good, but we always, always found something to laugh about……..along with all that,  you will be remembered for dancing Arkan, your moustache and your smile………
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Marjorie Carter on 5th March 2016

"Yuri  You are much missed, but you already knew that. You were such a good friend and a gifted teacher and raconteur."

This tribute was added by Linnea Willman on 5th March 2016

"Happy Birthday, Zhivago. Miss you!"

This tribute was added by Terri Birch on 5th March 2016

"Happy Birthday, to one of the best friends ever.  Miss you so."

This tribute was added by maury englander on 5th March 2016

"Remembering my dear friend, gone much too soon......... Miss ya!"

This tribute was added by peter prizel on 18th October 2015

"Dearest uncle,
     As I sit reading the "Tale of Genji" I remember our midnight run to get it at Barnes and noble after Law and Order. Not a day goes by when I don't think of you at work dearest uncle/catalyst ."

This tribute was added by Marjorie Carter on 17th October 2015

"A sad time of year for those of us who loved you and your big personality, Yuri. I shall read some Asimov in your honor and try to imagine your opinions on the Presidential candidates. Ha!"

This tribute was added by maury englander on 17th October 2015

"Too many dinners in Chinatown that we should have shared.  Will crunch an egg roll in your honor!  Miss ya, my friend."

This tribute was added by Terri Birch on 16th October 2015

"Five years--just too long.  I miss you."

This tribute was added by Terri Birch on 3rd April 2015

"Yuri,
I was shopping the other day and I saw a turn table, that you would have flipped for.  It was enclosed in a brief case that was designed as a book.  You open it and there's the turntable.  You would love it!

Terri"

This tribute was added by Dory Green on 5th March 2015

"Every time I see a good movie or read a good book or pass by a homeless person, I think of Yuri. He will always be my silent companion; I was lucky to be the recipient of his compassion, intelligence, and friendship for ten fine years."

This tribute was added by maury englander on 5th March 2015

"We celebrated your 25th at my studio, your 50th at your apartment and there should have been lots more.  :Have missed your company across lots of Chinatown tables, so I will crunch an egg roll in your honor this week!  Fine times and happy times remembered!"

This tribute was added by Linnea Willman on 5th March 2015

"Happy Birthday, Zhivago! Miss you!"

This tribute was added by Terri Birch on 5th March 2015

"Happy Birthday, Yuri boy.  It has been much too long, I miss you.  Hope you've met my mum."

This tribute was added by Terri Birch on 17th October 2014

"Yuri, I've begun teaching the Orpheus myth, and I am showing my students clips from the opera.  You'd love it.  Peak in and watch.  Love, Terri"

This tribute was added by Ilya Prizel on 16th October 2014

"I will ALWAYS miss you."

This tribute was added by maury englander on 15th October 2014

"Would anyone like a large (16"x20") color photo of Yuri?  This is a print of the shot I did for a magazine cover, with him playing an 'angry counter clerk'

I made one for him that he had hanging in his apartment and just came across another print that I had packed away.  I hope one of his friends would like to have it.

I am offering it to the first taker. You must come by and pick it up.  I am in the Village in a doorman building, so it can be left for you hat ever your schedule.

Pleae get back to me at: mauryenglander@aol.com

......... I will take this note down when the print finds a new home."

This tribute was added by peter prizel on 7th March 2014

"Dearest Uncle,
   As I strive to gain more clinical hours towards hospice I think of you daily. I miss your wisdom and empathy. My loving fountain if knowledge I'm doing my best to impart your wisdom to your great nieces.
Love you Uncle Y

Nephew Because"

This tribute was added by Terri Birch on 7th March 2014

"I speak of you in class often especially when we discuss opera and literature.  You are still a strong, cherished part of my life."

This tribute was added by Marjorie Carter on 5th March 2014

"Dear Zhivago, I am thinking of you today , your birthday.I miss so many of your qualities... a quirky passion for arguing politics , yet you claim to have never voted, how your eyes would light up when relating stories about your beloved nieces and nephew.  I am now re-reading a Nabakov novel that we read at the same time.... and discussed.... and then you told me what I  misunderstood . LOL

You are missed here on earth, my friend. If  there is a heaven, I am betting you are standing before God , with one foot on a cloud , telling him how he OUGHT to be running earth. Love you."

This tribute was added by Dory Green on 5th March 2014

"I think of Yuri often. A poem, a good movie, a homeless person, any number of things remind me of this sweet and giving man who was the best friend I ever had. He was gone too soon, but his many kindnesses (and sense of playfulness) live on in my heart."

This tribute was added by Linnea Willman on 5th March 2014

"Happy Birthday, Zhivago. I miss you and think of you often."

This tribute was added by maury englander on 19th October 2013

"Raise a glass and remember....... much to smile about............I miss you, my friend."

This tribute was added by Ilya Prizel on 18th October 2013

"Three years have passed the void is undiminished. Love you."

This tribute was added by Linnea Willman on 26th July 2013

"I miss the trips to NYC when my friend Marge and I would meet up with Yuri a.k.a Zhivago. We had many spirited discussions. Miss you, Zhivago."

This tribute was added by Dory Green on 21st May 2013

"Yuri was the best friend I ever had.For 10 years we shared meals, movies, walks, conversation & concerts.I was also his lawyer.He was caught in the airborne 9/11 debris field & walked home.Yuri always gave to the homeless.I loved him for his goodness & amazing intelligence, & still miss him. I visited Yuri his awful final weekend, when he screamed to die. And then he willed himself to die."

This tribute was added by Muriel Jones on 17th June 2012

"Yuri was a long-time online friend back in the 'old' days of AOL.  I am stunned and saddened to have stumbled across this information.  He always had a unique perspective on things, and I always enjoyed corresponding with him.  He spoke very fondly of his family.  My warmest belated sympathy and regards to you all....  "Fritzi""

This tribute was added by peter prizel on 19th August 2011

"A loving uncle with a lI've to impart knowledge. A catalyst that led me to my profession. Loved by all especially by his brother, sister-in-law, and parents. Adored by his nieces and nephew. Forever remembered uncle Y nephew Because"

This tribute was added by Terri Birch on 23rd July 2011

"Yes, complicated, conflicted, but very loyal, kind, and one of the most intelligent people I've ever met.  He was one of my best friends:  a rock.  I loved him very much and I am so angry he is gone,devastated really.  He wanted to die alone and wouldn't include me.  I miss him."

This tribute was added by Ilya Prizel on 20th April 2011

"My brother a complicated and conflicted man. I loved him and miss him."


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