Irina-Kolpakova-Obituary

Irina Kolpakova

New York, New York

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Watching the Leaves Turn

Irina Kolpakova loved New England. Cape Cod. Anywhere in Rhode Island or Vermont. She loved being there when the leaves changed and she could jog or people watch.

Ms. Kolpakova, 37, worked at the Harris Beach law firm on the 85th floor of 2 World Trade Center. Her only child, Arsen Kolpakov, 19, a legal studies student at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, recalled that his mother had started working there less than a year ago. She was an assistant to the lawyers, he said, performing mostly clerical duties.

Ms. Kolpakova was divorced. She had a sister and a brother but no other relatives in the city, so she and her son were close. He knew that his mother was proud of him, he said, but she had enough of her own life that she could often be seen jogging around Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, or working out at the gym. In her down time, she tuned in to movies.

"She was a great person," Mr. Kolpakov said, his voice quiet but resonating with the enormity of his loss.

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Today, 09/11/2018, we remember you Irina. We will never forget. Wishing all the best to your family and friends. Much regards.

In Memory
With Honor & Respect.

In remembrance....

As I cross-stitched your name on the memorial that I am doing for all of the victims, I prayed for you and your family. Please know that your death was not in vain. We will always remember. God Bless.

I lerned a programming science with Irina, it was an Institut of Technology, Broadway, near City Hall.
We were a friends, and she was bright, nice woman, sencitive and smart. Some words in Russian below.

Ýòî íåâîïîëíèìàÿ ïîòåðÿ, ìèð ïðàõó åÿ.
Ìû ó÷èëèñü ñ Èðîé âìåñòå, â òå÷åíèå ãîäà. Ïîçæå ÿ âèäåë å¸ íà Áðàéòîíå, ïåðåä òðàãåäèåé. Îíà áûëà áëåñòÿùåé, ÷óòêîé æåíùèíîé, ñòðåìèëàñü ñêîðåå àäàïòèðîâàòüñÿ â Àìåðèêå, ðàññêàçûâàëà î ñâî¸ì ñûíå è âîîáùå î æèçíåííîé...

Rest in Peace Irina. May your Memory be Eternal.

It is so sad that Irina's son is left all by himself, and it's a real tragedy. I hope that he has somebody to help him out, and I am Russian, so I know how hard it is for all of us in this country to be accepted. It's really sad that this young boy had to lose him mother to such a tragedy upon this country. God Bless You! Rest in Peace Irina!

I did not know Irina but am praying for her and her son. A friend of mine gave me her name on an arm band that we are using to remind us to pray for her and talk about her to those who are overwhelmed by the numbers of those lost. Irina was a real person with a real life and her loss is one felt even by those very far away. My husband, children and I will lift up her name and that of her family in the sure and certain knowledge that our Lord Jesus Christ will impart the comfort that heals...

I worked with Irina in the past at Transcentive, Inc. in Shelton, CT. She was a very sweet woman and we all miss her very much. And after reading this tribute, I would like to add how much she talked about and loved her son.
Sincerely,
Brenda