Gone much too soon..... missed.
  • 62 years old
  • Born on March 5, 1948 in Ukraine.
  • Passed away on October 18, 2010 in New York, United States.

 

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………
Posted by Terri Birch on 18th October 2018
I miss you more than I could have ever imagined. The pain is still fresh. Rest in peace my friend.
Posted by Peter Prizel on 18th October 2018
Always loved and missed. Your Neice, who never had the privilege to meet you, asks me to tell her if y ties w you, which I do.
Posted by Maury Englander on 5th March 2018
Will raise a glass. And crunch an eggroll. You left the table too soon............
Posted by Terri Birch on 5th March 2018
I miss you my friend. Love you so much. I miss sharing each others lives.
Posted by Ilya Prizel on 5th March 2018
It is your 70th birthday dear brother. Forever missed!
Posted by Linnea Willman on 5th March 2018
Happy Birthday, Zhivago!
Posted by Terri Birch on 18th October 2017
I miss you so much. I have so many things to share with you.
Posted by Peter Prizel on 6th March 2017
The Barnes and Noble outings, the Law and Order marathons, the dinner dates. These are just some of the memories I have of you uncle Y. Nephew Because.
Posted by Maury Englander on 5th March 2017
We still had Chinatown dinners to share and late night stories to retell. Gone too soon, my friend.
Posted by Terri Birch on 5th March 2017
I miss you, think of you often. Terri
Posted by Linnea Willman on 5th March 2017
Happy Birthday, Zhivago.
Posted 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.
Posted by Linnea Willman on 5th March 2016
Happy Birthday, Zhivago. Miss you!
Posted by Terri Birch on 5th March 2016
Happy Birthday, to one of the best friends ever. Miss you so.
Posted by Maury Englander on 5th March 2016
Remembering my dear friend, gone much too soon......... Miss ya!
Posted 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 .
Posted 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!
Posted 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.
Posted by Terri Birch on 16th October 2015
Five years--just too long. I miss you.
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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!
Posted by Linnea Willman on 5th March 2015
Happy Birthday, Zhivago! Miss you!
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted by Ilya Prizel on 16th October 2014
I will ALWAYS miss you.
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted by Linnea Willman on 5th March 2014
Happy Birthday, Zhivago. I miss you and think of you often.
Posted by Maury Englander on 19th October 2013
Raise a glass and remember....... much to smile about............I miss you, my friend.
Posted by Ilya Prizel on 18th October 2013
Three years have passed the void is undiminished. Love you.
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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"
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted by Ilya Prizel on 20th April 2011
My brother a complicated and conflicted man. I loved him and miss him.

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