Dmitriy Olegovich Polyakov

February 7, 1990July 30, 2018

Dmitriy Olegovich Polyakov passed away unexpectedly July 30th, 2018 in Englewood, Colorado. He was an observant creature of habit with a dry sense of humor and a bright outlook on life. He was an extraordinarily caring and loving son and grandson.

Dmitriy was born February 7th, 1990 in Moscow, Russia to Larisa and Oleg Polyakov. He spent his early childhood years in Ukta, Russia. At the age of six, his family moved to Fort Collins, Colorado. He began school without speaking a word of English, yet he excelled academically. He was extremely gifted in chemistry, math, and physics, but was also talented in French as well as playing the trumpet. Dmitriy attended Moore and Dunn Elementary Schools and Lesher Junior High School. He graduated from Poudre High School in 2008, earning an International Baccalaureate Diploma. He was a great athlete, competing in swimming for Team Vortex, the Fort Collins Area Swim Team and Poudre High School. He explored the entiretown on his bike and could often be found on the top of Horsetooth Rock.

After high school, Dmitriy studied engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. During his time in Boulder he developed many close friendships, and was a member of several clubs including the swim team and the Russian club. He graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and an International Engineering Certificate in French in 2012.

The semiconductor industry caught Dmitriy's eye and he worked at Colorado companies that allowed him to gain deeper knowledge in the field. He worked for over five years at Arrow Electronics in applications and systems engineering roles, as well as in technical sales. Most recently he was employed at Novena Tec in a technical sales position.

He loved being active and was always on the move. He was known to casually run marathon distances, as well as summit Long's Peak at a pace that could not be matched by anyone. He spent many of his Saturday mornings during his college years running up Boulder's Flatirons. Skiing was another passion of his, especially at his favorite location, Copper Mountain.

Travelling was where Dmitriy was most at home. He loved to go to the beach. He made regular trips to Miami over the last few years, as well as trips to locations in the Mediterranean, including a final trip to Greece one month ago. His personality made him the perfect travel companion, as he was open to trying anything, interested in experiencing local culture, and extremely generous.

Dmitriy was preceded in death by his grandfather Aleksey Vlasovets. He is survived by his parents Larisa and Oleg Polyakov, as well as his grandparents Liudmila and Gennadi Polyakov and Lidiya Vlasovets. Dmitriy called his grandparents in Russia weekly throughout his entire life.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary, 6601 S Colorado Blvd, Centennial, CO 80121.


  • Visitation Saturday, August 4, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 4, 2018

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Olga Boltalina

August 12, 2018

Dear Larisa and Oleg,
We are deeply saddened to learn about the tragic death of your son. We knew him as a beautiful talented boy who grew up to become an extraordinary young man, a joy for his parents and grandparents, and an inspiration to his friends. The world will be a poorer place without Dmitriy in it.
We mourn with you your loss, and send our sincere condolences.
Steve and Olga

Ray Fisher

August 8, 2018

We are deeply saddened to recently learn of Dmitriy’s passing. On behalf of the entire Novena Tec business team, our sincere condolences to the Polyakov family.

We only had the opportunity of working with Dmitriy for a brief time at Novena Tec, but could tell he was a very special person. He had a passion for both technology and customers, which is something that is very rare for a young Engineer. He tackled his new Technical Sales Account Manager role the same way he did running marathons or skiing down mountains - with drive, determination and the desire to accomplish his goals.

I personally had the pleasure of traveling to Toronto, Canada and Dallas, Texas with Dmitriy during his time at Novena Tec. Although we did not visit any exotic beaches, Dmitriy did share with me his excitement and plans for visiting Greece this year. I was very happy to lean he was able to complete this trip.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you while dealing with this difficult time.

Ray Fisher

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Chris Crosby

August 8, 2018

Larisa and Oleg,

I am so deeply saddened to hear this news.

I met Dmitriy when we were searching for his first home and assisted him throughout process. In the time we spent together, I found him to be a highly intelligent and enjoyable person to be around. All of our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Meredith Salimbeni

August 4, 2018

Dmitriy was a classmate and peer of ours growing up in Fort Collins. We shared Lesher Jr High, Team Vortex, and the IB program at Poudre High School. We shared many classes.
He was kind of a quiet guy, but so smart and sweet. It's a shame his light and potential is finished. He was a great student.


Vlad Orzhekhovskiy

August 4, 2018

My dear Oleg and Larisa, I just learned the terrible news and have no words to say how heartbroken I am.

Dmitriy was a wonderful kid and then a bright young man, I always felt blessed to know your family, and I often remember our times at Fort Collins: us four going on a hike, or us boys jogging around the stadium, or Dima learning computer in my house...

Because I learned it so late, I could not find a flight to Denver to make it to the service, but all my love and thoughts are with you.

Your “uncle Vlad”.

Liz Stark

August 4, 2018

Dear Larisa and Oleg,

We are heartbroken at the news of Dmitriy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both.

The Starks
Liz, Jim, Elle, Milo

Sara Hayden

August 3, 2018

I'm so saddened by this loss. Wishing Dmitriy peace, and his family love. I feel blessed we crossed paths.

Dmitriy and I first met in junior high, shortly after I moved to a new state and a new school. It can be daunting to be the new kid on the block, but with Dimitriy's sweet demeanor, it wasn't.

We became band buddies in the seventh grade. I remember being impressed by Dmitriy's talent in band and skill in swimming — and perhaps more than either of those things on their own, his commitment and discipline for both.

Then, when we were in high school, Dmitriy gave me the opportunity to make my piano accompanist debut when he was competing in a solo trumpet competition. Fittingly, Dmitriy chose a piece called, "The Victor."

I might say that we battled through the International Baccalaureate program together until our graduation in 2008, but that wouldn't be entirely accurate. Dmitriy was a brilliant student.

He was an even better teacher — kind and patient. Sure, Dmitriy excelled at our regularly programmed classes (French comes to mind!), but some of my favorite moments of learning with him included him teaching me things that had nothing to do with us getting a grade.

Dmitrity taught me about the Russian language. With him, I learned to write my name in Cyrillic script, and that his middle name, "Olegovich" means "son of Oleg," which I remember thinking is a beautiful representation of family connection.

One day, Dmitriy taught me how to make an origami crane. We used whatever paper was around. In so doing, Dmitriy made an entire handful of paper cranes, little red ones. Each was tiny, but perfect. There was great attention to detail and care in those that he made — so much so that I kept one. I still have it.

This is how I remember Dmitriy. He's a soul who has paid attention to the little things, and approached everything and everyone with care. The crane is a symbol of hope, healing, and peace. I'll hold on to that now. Knowing him has been a gift.

Rajesh Garlapati

August 3, 2018

Dear Larisa and Oleg,
Very sad to hear about this. May his soul rest peace. Our prayers are with you.
Rajesh and Bindu

Katherine Woods

August 3, 2018

Dear Larisa and Oleg,
Chris and I are deeply saddened to learn of Dmitriy's death. He was such a kind and gentle soul. Unfortunately, we are unable to attend the service tomorrow. You will be in our thoughts.
With our sympathy,
Chris Koziol and Katherine Woods

TC Liu

August 3, 2018