Yelena -Belilovsky-Obituary

Yelena Belilovsky

Mamaroneck, New York


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Proud in a New Country
Hers had been the dream of so many immigrants — to find a better life for herself and her family: a comfortable home, a good school for her son, a good job. And find it, she did. Indeed, in many ways, Yelena Belilovsky, who immigrated to this country from Kiev in 1993, had found all that she ever wanted. "She loved living in this country," said Ross Tisnovsky, her younger brother.

Mrs. Belilovsky, 38, lived with her husband, Boris, and son, Eugene, 13, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. Despite an early struggle with English, she managed to go back to school, received a Master of Library Sciences degree and landed a job at Fred Alger Management, where she had recently been named assistant vice president for information. She took pride in her job and the fact that everyone at work knew her by her Americanized first name, Helen.

She was so enamored of her new life in the United States that she eventually persuaded Mr. Tisnovsky and their parents, Leonid and Emma Tisnovsky, to leave the familiar surroundings of their homeland and to take a big gamble on this country as well. "It is devastating," Mr. Tisnovsky said. "The only reason our parents came here was to be with Helen and me."

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Just an encouraging word to the family today. There are many Americans who pray for those who lost loved ones on that horrible day. We will not let Yelena be forgotten. Much love from Texas

May the family be comforted by the love and prayers of strangers who will never forget the horror of that day. Please extend my sympathy to Emma, the mother of Yelena, on the recent loss of her husband.

I walked a mile for you (mile #160) on 1/27/13 as a dedication to your life.

Hi everyone reading this, I'm a student at U of Illinois and today I drew a name and was asked to place a flag in the quad in remembrance of yelena
May you rest in peace

Rest in peace...

Hi my name is Rachel Oginsky and I'm a senior at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. The school set up boards with victims names and asked us to take one and pray for that persons family. I drew Yelena's name and found this message board. I want to let you know that I am praying for you. Remember that God is near and He loves you. I'm praying for His grace and comfort to overwhelm you in this difficult time. God bless you!


i know how hard this is for the family after 9 years. i worked 9/11. you will always be remembered for your smile and big heart.i cry every year thinking of the lives lost on that tragic day. may god continue to keep you.

Happy Birthday!!!