November 27, 1949 – February 18, 2018
Aleksandr Mimkha, age 68, of Warrington, PA, passed away on February 18, 2018 at Cheltenham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Philadelphia. Beloved husband of Tetyana Mimkha, dear father of Katerina Simonetti and Sergei Mimkha, loving grandfather of Hugo and Vincent Simonetti. Alexander was a native if Odessa, Ukraine, where he had a successful and fulfilling career at the Black Sea Shipping Company. In 1993 he moved his family to Limassol, Cyprus where they lived until moving to the United States in 2004. Alexander often said that the latter move was the best decision of his life. He will be dearly missed by his loving family and numerous friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Lamb Funeral Home, 101 Byberry Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA. His family will receive visitors from 10 am until the time of service at 11 AM. The reception will be held after the ceremony at the Emperor Restaurant, 725 Red Lion Road, Philadelphia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation www.alzdiscovery.org Online condolences may be made at www.lambfuneralhomeinc.com
- Visitation Saturday, February 24, 2018
- Memorial Service Saturday, February 24, 2018
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February 24, 2018
Dearest Friends, We are heartsick and grieve with you over the loss of this spectacular phenomenon known as Aleksandr. I will always remember walking into that room and meeting Tanya and Sasha, so elegant and worldly and decent and funny and full of stories and the quality values that make life beautiful. We were grateful and honored that you welcomed us into your life. As the grandchild of Odessans, I recognized in the Mimkhas "that iconic spark" of natural intelligence married to quick wit and comfortable elegance and quickly felt like we really were connected. We admired Alex and we admired the way his family embraced him and circled around him to navigate life when the road became rough. You never lost your way; your love for Sasha drew you all together. He would be so proud of you as individuals and as a family. We are. We promise to be vocal most especially with Hugo and Vincent, those grandsons whom he treasured, so they, just like Katerina and Sergei, know how much he loved them and how very cool he was. Tanya, you are goodness personified. Our prayers are with you and your precious family. We are grateful for Aleksandr's life: we won't let go of his memories. The memory of your beloved Sasha will comfort and continue to inspire us to live as he would have in his highest moments. May his memory be for a blessing. With profound sympathies, Claire and Stefan Green
P.S. I added a photo of the pedestal of a column from Cyprus that we saw at the Metropolitan Museum of Art two weeks ago in Manhattan. As soon as I saw it, I thought tearfully of Sasha and said, "Look at that handsome pedestal; even though the column is gone, you can still sense it. Such grandeur cannot disappear: it is preserved in memory." I felt like I was looking at a symbolic representation of the passing a great man. And, now, the physical presence is gone, but, the imprint is permanent.