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BREGEL, Yuri PhD Of Belmont, (formerly of Somerville, Bloomington, Indiana, Jerusalem, Israel and Moscow, Russia) on Sunday, August 7, 2016, one of the leading historians of Islamic Central Asia. He was preceded in death by his wife Liliya (Rosenberg). Survived by his daughter Natasha Bregel of Belmont, her husband Satish Pai, and their children Shanta and Arjun. Graveside services at Beth Israel Memorial Park, 190 South Street, Waltham on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 11:00am. Donations in his memory may be made to the Sierra Club Foundation.

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Published in Boston Globe from Aug. 8 to Aug. 9, 2016.
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August 27, 2016
His works always motivate me. He will be missed by all of us.
Gulrukh Usmanova
August 17, 2016
A truly great scholar, professor, and person. I'm so proud to have known him and been his student.
William Dirks
August 10, 2016
He will be missed by all of us engaged in Central Asian Studies. A great loss indeed. But life must go on...
Aftab Kazi
August 8, 2016
So sorry for your loss. May you find great comfort in the power of prayer. (Psalms 4:3)
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