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NIKITA CHEREMETEFF

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CHEREMETEFF--The Count Nikita, of Chevy Chase, MD, on March 9, 2013. Predeceased by his adored bride Maiko, nee Kobiashvili, he was the son of Basil and Daria, nee Tatistcheff. Dear brother of Catherine C. Davison, of New York City; beloved father and father-in-law of Constantin and Jane, of Bethesda, MD; Kyra and Thomas, of Washington, DC; Mother Seraphima of Etna, CA; Nicholas and Fiona, of London, UK; grandfather of Alexandra, Isabella, Andrew, Katerina, and Elizabeth. He is survived by beloved family and friends. Born in Geneva, Switzerland, on June 25, 1932, Nikita was raised in Haute-Savoie and Paris, France, then Montevideo, Uruguay. He served in the U.S. Army, was a graduate of Yale University, ‘56, BS Chemical Engineering. His graduate studies in Business Administration at NYU presaged a transformative career in international manufacturing across five continents with Singer Corporation and Loctite Corporation. Past member of the Board of Directors of the Tolstoy Foundation, Director Emeritus of the Russian Nobility Association, he was a patron and member of numerous charities, historic and genealogical organizations. Nikita was exceptionally well educated in several languages. His rich library reflects a boundless love of world history and culture, poetry, literature, the symphony and ballet. He was an avid fly fisherman. Enchantingly engaging and unforgettably personable, his broad smile, deeply loving and honorable character, easy sense of humor, sharp intellect, and extraordinary erudition will be greatly missed. A Russian Orthodox service and interment will be held March 25, 2013 at 1pm, at Novo-Diveyevo Convent. 100 Smith Road, Nanuet, NY, 10954 Tel: 845-356-0425. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Convent of St. Elizabeth, Grand Duchess of Russia, 225 Forest Walk, Box # 126, Etna, CA, 96027-0126, USA., Contact Abbess Elizabeth 1-530-467-5625; and, St. Gregory Palamas Monastery, PO Box 398, Etna, CA 96027-0398, U.S.A., Contact Abbot Akakios 1-530-467-3228. Following the interment, family will receive at the Westchester Marriott, 670 White Plains Rd, Tarrytown, NY 10591. On April 18, 2013 at 4pm, a Memorial Service will be held at St. Nicholas Cathedral, 3500 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC, 20007. Tsarstvoe Nikite Nebesnoe! Vechnaya Pamyat'! "Cantando me he de morir, Cantando me han de enterrar, Y cantando he de llegar Al pie del Eterno Padre..." -- Martin Fierro, by Jose Hernandez

Published in The New York Times on Mar. 17, 2013
Nikita Cheremeteff
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