Boris Michael Loushin

May 13, 1934January 7, 2019

Mr. Boris Michael Loushin, age 84, of Potsdam, NY passed away on January 7, 2019 at the United Helpers Maplewood Campus in Canton, NY. Friends may call at the Garner Funeral Home on Thursday, January 10th from 2-4 pm. There will be no funeral service. Boris will be buried in St. Petersburg, Russia at a later date. Contributions in his memory can be made to the United Helpers Maplewood Nursing Home @ 205 State St. Canton, NY 13617.

Boris is survived by his wife Eugenia Tsarov of Potsdam, NY; sons Victor (Irina Godiana) Loushin of NY, NY and Alexandr (Yelena) Loushin of St. Petersburg, Russia; a step son Kirill (Joy Wrigley) Goldstein of NY, NY and a sister Olga Alexecva of St. Petersburg, Russia.

Mr. Boris Loushin was born May 13, 1934 in St. Petersburg, Russia (formally Leningrad) to the late Michael Loushin and Nadeyhda Yemelyanova. He graduated high school in St. Petersburg, Russia. He then graduated from Medical Institution in St. Petersburg, Russia. Boris followed the path of his parents and he was main eye surgeon at the eye hospital in St. Petersburg. All the while he was studying at the Leningrad State of Conservatory at night. Boris chose to become a professional singer instead. He stayed and studied and then taught at the Conservatory for over 25 years receiving his Aspirantura (Doctorate of Music). He was also selected to study for a year in Milan, Italy. Boris moved to the United States in 1991. On April 21, 1990 he was married to Eugenia Tsarov. He taught privately in New York City for 3 years prior to moving to Potsdam, NY where he taught at the Potsdam Crane School of Music for over 20 years.


  • United Helpers Maplewood Campus


  • Visitation Thursday, January 10, 2019

Boris Michael Loushin

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Michael Balonek

January 8, 2019

Dr. Loushin was a fantastic music educator at Crane. I took "Russian Diction for Singers" with him, and was always floored by the combination of his sweet kindness coupled with his exacting attention to detail. He was a fantastic singer as well as teacher, and will be greatly missed. Our family will surely be praying for his family in the days, weeks, and months to come. May God grant you peace amidst the chaos.

Спасибо. аминь

Marietta Kitto

January 8, 2019

I was so saddened to hear of Dr Loushin passing. While in attendance at Crane, Dr Loushin was always a kind and considerate man. He was so supportive when my father passed and continued to encourage me to finish school when I didn’t have the ambition due to sadness. He and Professor Tsarov always made me feel so welcome in their home and their studio parties were so much fun. We always played charades and they loved seeing what we all would come up with.
The thing I most remember about him was the kindness he always showed and the warmth in his beautiful blue eyes.
May God bless you Boris and your family. You will forever be in our hearts.

Adam Carman

January 8, 2019

Boris Loushin was reason I got into Crane. All he wrote on my audition was “call him”. He molded me a taught me so much. The opportunity to work with Such an amazing man with such an amazing story I will cherish my whole life. Him and his wife saw something in me and I will never forget that. May you Rest In Peace Dr. Loushin. May it always be noon thirty. Love you.

Michael Winkler

January 8, 2019

Dr. Loushin, you made my senior year at Potsdam especially wonderful. Your passion for singing, and connecting your emotions to a musical performance of any kind, has remained in my heart. Whether listening, performing, or having a casual conversation, you were genuine! капуста! You will be greatly missed. Sending strength to all, during this time.

Scott LaVine

January 8, 2019

It was my privilege to know Boris as a friend and colleague. A true gentleman and a wonderful musician, he was always cordial and engaging. I had the opportunity to assist him with technology-related issues on several occasions. One time when I was working with Boris, I was in obvious distress from a piece of debris that had lodged in my eye. To my surprise, he helped to remove the irritant, providing me immediate relief. I had not known that in Russia he had been an eye surgeon. Doreen and I offer our deepest condolences to Eugenia and the family.

Hannah (Gruber) Creviston

January 7, 2019

So many memories of such a wonderful man. Accompanying in his studio or for his diction class, piano lessons or studio parties at the house, amazing recitals that he performed with Ms. Tsarov - always friendly, always kind, always an amazing musician. My love to all who knew and loved him.

David Bullock

January 7, 2019

Dr. Loushin was such a nurturing man. I learned so much in my diction classes and coaching sessions. I'm blessed to know such a wonderful man. It was always do special to see you at concerts when I returned. You're loved and will be missed.

Amy (Jacopelle) Fetterly

January 7, 2019

I am so very sorry for the loss of dear Dr. Loushin. I started out in his studio and cannot tell you how he intimidated me. In a good way though. The kind of way that made you work harder than you ever thought you could. Exactly how a studio vocal coach should be! Deep down he was a lamb...cared so deeply for his craft and his students. I’ll never forget him. Thank you for having a lasting impact on my life Dr. Loushin! Sending much love and deepest condolences 💜

Melissa Cushman

January 7, 2019

My deepest sympathies to your family. Boris was a beautiful, talented, and kind man. May you sing with all of the angels in heaven. My thoughts are with your family.

Stanislaw Hoholuk

January 7, 2019

Dr. Loushin, when I was studying music at Crane, you were one of my favorite professors. You taught me both Russian and French diction through voca studies, both of which you held me to higher standards because of my strong ethnic and cultural background. I will always remember saying “hello” and “how are you” in Russian when in passing through the halls. It was a pleasure and honor to have been in your classes and to be one of your students. My condolences to the entire and extended family.