August 14, 1977 – April 8, 2020
My heart is saddened and grieving due to the unexpected passing of my beloved wife, Olesya. She was born on August 14, 1977 and went to be with the Lord on April 8, 2020.
Olesya will be remembered by all who knew her, for her loving spirit and her incredible beauty both inside and out! She loved the Lord and had a very strong Christian faith. She cared deeply for our children and grand children.
Olesya greatly enjoyed receiving and growing flowers. I loved seeing her face light up with each bouquet she received and how much joy she had designing her flower boxes so that they were just right! Olesya also loved to travel and together we created many wonderful memories all around the world. One of her favorite summer activities was bike riding the Cannon Valley bike trail, especially if almond joy ice cream was involved. I know the people who were close to her would describe her as a very loyal, trusted and loved friend!
Our memories of her will be forever cherished! She was an amazing, passionate, loving, devoted wife and my best friend! I am truly grateful for the time we had together! Baby, I miss you so much!!!
The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made in Olesya's memory to People Serving People or your local chapter of Meals on Wheels.
- People Serving People
Celebration of Life
Saturday, October 17, 2020
May 12, 2020
Thank you for loving Dad so greatly. Thank you for thoughtfully caring for my children, for playing with them, for reading to them and for letting them snuggle your fuzzy coats! I remember my daughter's first time walking around in high heels - yours! Thank you for giving her a fabulous first birthday party (one of my favorite times we've shared together). So glad you were able to hold my son the day he was born. Thank you for all the wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas memories. You really knew how to celebrate! We will miss you ❤️
May 9, 2020
My dearest friend Olessya. We missed you a lot. You was an amazing,passionate ,loyal,trusted and loved friend. You was my first friend since we are came to United states and lots of help was from you. My children was love you and still call you aunt Olessya even my son is 33 years old. Its so funny but when we met you you was married and Angelica was 1 years old that's why kids call you aunt. My daughter was 6 and son was 10 ...you was best friend to my kids. My son who is 33 now can't believe that you gone forever and his heart is crying. My son was a the time with Angelica and he was care a lot of her like a another sister. Was really grateful time we spend together since 1995. Olessya Olessya Olessya how much I missed you...love you and your memories will with us all the time Alla, Eugene,Yana and Allen
May 9, 2020
April 30, 2020
Olesya was a wonderful friend. I remember after she had surgery taking over dinner & we talked for a long time. She invited me out with her Russian friends to dinner which was so nice. I wish we could of reconnected before I moved to the East Coast. I will always have fond memories of her. You are with the Lord in Peace.
Mark and Nancy Nelson
April 27, 2020
Both Mark and I were so sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. I remember fondly your proposal in Paris. How you planned for that perfectly moment.
Both our hearts and prayers are with you . It won’t be easy, but hang onto those moments and hold them in your heart.
April 26, 2020
I thank God for the time he had given us together. In these last few years we spent most our time on the phone, always thought we would see each other more in our later years. How truly precious life is. “How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.” James 4:14 . You are loved, missed and will always be in our memories.
Until we meet again
Yuri & Oksana Belko
April 25, 2020
Sweet O! Your smile lit up the room and I will never forget your laughter! I miss you already. 💔
April 24, 2020
Olesya was a beautiful lady inside and out, and I am very grateful to have known her. I absolutely loved dogsitting her maltese mix Oliver over the years. I'm so glad we both shared our love for dogs. She will be dearly missed.
April 24, 2020
Olesya was confident , beautiful and loyal friend. I know she loved the Lord and is among the angels. My heart is heavy for her family for I know how much she was loved!
April 24, 2020
Olesya and I worked across from one another for many years. She had a keen eye for beauty. Her husband, Dave, loved her very much.
April 21, 2020
April 20, 2020
It's hard to put everything I'm feeling into words. I know I will be remembering details about you for years to come. For now, I’ll recount some of my favorite qualities. You were such a resilient, passionate woman who fought hard for what you believed in. You were incredibly funny, observant, and expressive. You held your loved ones close and wanted the best for us always. One of my favorite memories was the personalized cowbells you made for my college graduation. I told you that I’d only walk for graduation if you and Dave were in the stands ringing cowbells when my name was called. So you bought some cowbells, plastered childhood pictures of me over them, and rang them proudly. Thank you for getting silly for me. I love you.
Donna & Andrew Biddiscombe
April 19, 2020
We are comforted knowing that Olesya is rejoicing in heaven with our Lord and Savior in the midst of so many left behind grieving. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Dave as you go through this difficult time of loss. The picture is of Dave and Olesya's visit to GA in 2016, Olesya always enjoyed the flowers.
April 18, 2020
Please accept our condolences, prayers and sympathy, David. We are grieving with you for the loss of a life so young! We will always remember Olesya as a young, thoughtful girl with soulful eyes, blonde hair and a big smile. She was shy but fun-loving as a child. May the Lord comfort you during this difficult time.
Peter and Irina Belko
Debby and Bob Conolty
April 18, 2020
Olesya was a beautiful friend both inside and out! She had such a kind and loving heart! It was very clear how deeply she cared about her husband, family and friends. One of my favorite memories I have of her was when Callie got married and my little granddaughter was 4 years old. We went to visit her and Dave at their house, and she had the most adorable gifts waiting for her to play with and make her wedding experience even more fun! Olesya was so patient and sweet with our crazy little girl while she kept chasing their tiny dog all around the house! I loved that about her!
Another memory I love about her was when she and her husband Dave took the time and effort to come all the way to NC to our son's wedding! It meant so much to us to have them there and the most fun dancing for hours together at the reception!
I loved her and she will be greatly missed! Rest easy beautiful!
April 18, 2020
I am deeply saddened by your unexpected passing. I have sweet memories of the last time we saw each other at my nieces wedding. You will be missed by many, my only comfort is that you met Jesus. May your family find comfort as you are in Gods arms forever.
My condolences to your family, I can’t imagine their loss. May God comfort you and be with you David and Angelica.
April 18, 2020
I remember the last time we were all together! We shared a wonderful meal with the four of us and your mom, Glenda! Wonderful evening !
David, May you somehow find calm and healing during this painful time! Rest In Peace Olesya!
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, he heals them! Do not let your heart be troubled!
April 18, 2020
Our condolences to you, David on the loss of your Beloved Olesya! May the Lord comfort you in this time of loss and grief. We have enjoyed wonderful Christmas visits with Olesya, when she and David flew in bearing gifts for the children and great company for us. We loved all the conversations around the holiday table that ranged from shared history to wonderful vacation experiences, with some theological discussions thrown in for good measure. The holidays will not be the same anymore. The children miss you and are mourning the loss of a favorite Auntie. May you rest in peace!!
Serge, Juliya, Nicholas and Elliana Rymarenko
April 16, 2020
Sweet are the thoughts that dwell on you my forever joy. Memories of you cascade down the river of our love that is so dear to me. Streaming feelings and sensations of touch and smell and ecstasy that you so easily inspired! Down the river I so willingly followed, eager for more of anything of you. How could any man resist a woman so amazing! Dreams were lived every day that I spent in your arms. Your kisses saved me from the ordinary and took me on a wonderful journey that filled my heart with so much joy! God has shown me heaven on earth with you and it was so blissful. Thank you to you my sweet love, thank you for holding my heart and caring for it so well. I love you with all that I am and forever will! I miss you so much and don't know how I'm suppose to go on without you, but I am comforted that you are safe in God’s arms now! I love you darling and I know that I will see you again!
April 11, 2020
There is nothing I can say to express how sad I am that you are gone. Just know you were loved and will never be forgotten. You were full of joy and love. I”ll miss you and think of you always. Thank you for the good times and sweet memories that we shared together. ❤️ Lily Canoa and the family ( Ludlow, Massachusetts)