In Memoriam of:

Igor Losev

Age: 58

From: Zaporozhye/Kibbutz Be'eri

In Loving Memory of the Innocent Souls Taken Too Soon. United in peace, their light shines on in the hearts left behind. October 7, 2023, a day of sorrow, but their memories guide us toward a hopeful tomorrow.

Igor Losev, z"l, was murdered in his home in Kibbutz Be'eri together with his wife Marina.

Igor was born in 1964 on the banks of the Dnieper River, in the Ukrainian city of Zaporozhye. When Igor and Marina, heard about the "Beit Rishon Be Moladat" program, the desire to come and live in a kibbutz, in a secular, egalitarian, cooperative and socialist society - an ideology that they strongly believed in even after the collapse of the Soviet power - sparked in them.  In October 1994, Igor and Marina immigrated to Israel with their five-year-old daughter Katya. They landed at night and arrived directly from Tel Aviv to a trailer, which was waiting for them in Be'eri.

In 2018, Marina and Igor moved in their new home in the Kerem neighborhood. They had a cozy and tidy house full of books in Russian and the collections of Katya's childhood and youth. Igor planted fruit trees in the yard - mango and citrus.

As Katya recalls: 

"Dad was an introverted and quiet man. He didn't like to be in the center of things, but in the press he made good friends throughout his years of work. He loved life in the kibbutz, and yet he missed Russian culture. As a father, he was very sensitive and emotional, and it was easy to catch him with a tear in his eye Eye."

He and Katya liked to watch Russian-dubbed cartoons together and assemble furniture. He was the handyman who knew how to fix and install anything and immediately responded to any call for Katya's help.

In 2021 their granddaughter Kira was born.

On Saturday, the seventh of October, Katia was in contact with her parents until 10:00 in the morning. Marina managed to whisper on the phone that the terrorists were at home. Katya waited and hoped that they were injured... After two days, she came to the realization, which was confirmed after a week - that her parents were not alive.

Marina and Igor lived together for 35 years and of that almost 30 years in Bari. Their daughter Katya, their son-in-law Dima, their granddaughter Kira, and the entire Bari community, as well as the cats on the kibbutz paths, and the citrus and mango trees - will continue to carry their love and kind touch.

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