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Olga Kaljakin

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KALJAKIN, Olga Born Nov. 8, 1950, passed away suddenly on Oct. 6, 2008 after a courageous struggle with emphysema. She is survived by her mother, Maria Kaljakin; her children, Tania Kaljakin Hernandez and Alexander Aquino Kaljakin; sister, Tania Rizzo (Michael and Christina); extended family, Albert Aquino (Tammy and Mathieu) and Peggie (Dylan) Bennett, aunts, uncle, cousins; and innumerable friends and colleagues. Olga was blessed with an artistic talent that she developed into a distinguished career in advertising with Petersen Publishing, Seininger Advertising, Aspect Ratio and Crew Creative, as graphic designer and art director, winning many awards and widespread recognition in the motion picture advertising field. She designed the posters for Moonstruck, Field of Dreams, The Untouchables, The Last Samurai and countless other popular films of the last 25 years. Her goodness and generosity graced the lives of all who knew her. She was a selfless and loving mother, a devoted daughter, affectionate sister and cherished friend. She will be forever loved and missed. A memorial service was held on Oct. 8th in the chapel at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, financial assistance to Olga's children will be greatly appreciated in this difficult time.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Oct. 10, 2008
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