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"Guy", of Sloatsburg NY, died on January 9th, 2018. Born in Chicago on March 3rd, 1929 to Prince Michel Alexeievitch Obolensky and his wife, Kathleen (nee Trask, of Lima, OH). Guy was an inventor and experimental physicist, well known for his research based on the work of Nikola Tesla. Guy is survived by five children, Michael, Alexa, Nina, Anna and Helena; and four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2pm, January 16th at Saint Mary's Episcopal church, Tuxedo Park, NY.

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Published in New York Times on Jan. 14, 2018.
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April 28, 2020
I am sad to read this about Guy. Back when I was in high school. early '50s. I worked with him doing some patent drawings for him. This was in Yonkers, NY. For my services he gave me my first car, a 1946 chevy. I have fond memories thinking about the time I spent with him.
Steve Bankowitz
January 30, 2020
Sorry for the loss of your loved one. My condolences to the family. May God give you strength and peace in this difficult time. Romans15:13
February 11, 2018
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Dimitri Devyatkin
January 30, 2018
I met Guy at a cocktail party on a Saturday, 68 years ago. We were both 20 years at the time. And since I as starting my first year in Columbia University Electrical Engineering School, Guy was telling me about his Laboratory at Thompson Street in Greenwich Village. He invited me to visit. I was amazed; he had not only an advanced electronic engineering lab, he also had a well equipped mechanical shop. Both were in the basement of the building. Just above him was a Bar, so I asked him where did he get the money to do this? He told me he went to the waterfront and borrowed the money. I told him to be careful because the lenders don't like you to be late in your payments or they will do bad things to you. He said "I know, that's why I work day and night" and he laughed. Typical Guy laugh. Then I asked him what school did he go to (to learn how to operate all the equipment)? He told me that he never finished school because they asked him to leave. I asked why? He said that he asked too many questions. Knowing Guy it must have been that he already mostly knew more that his instructors and they didn't know how to deal with that. At the visit he showed me that he was shrinking the armature of a mechanical contact converter with liquid nitrogen! Can you believe this? I asked him how he could eliminate schooling and his answer was "Not a problem. All you have to do is to go to the library and find a book on the subject and read it!" Wow, it totally altered my views on education for the rest of my life.
Over the years he became a good friend and I could see that what was genius to me was just normal to him. And while I moved on to found two High Voltage companies as an innovator of miniature high voltage power supplies that outfitted most of the US Airforce in the 1970's, I recognized that Guy was a true inventor who's thinking was way beyond me. I have said a number of prayers for him and I'm sure that he is up there somewhere doing even more until we meet again.
Filippo Galluppi
January 16, 2018
I will always think of Guy as a visionary ahead of our time, one-of-a-kind, courageously carrying the torch of research and discovery passed to him by Nicola Tesla. Guy was fearless in crossing into unexplored realms, hypotheses, and far-reaching ideas. His curiosity was limitless, and often futuristic, so much so that I am sure we will someday catch up to him and celebrate his breakthroughs regarding principles and dynamics of time, energy, and quantum physics. Guy, you were an unstoppable Champion of Science, large-mindedness, and enlightenment. Im looking forward to seeing you again in a parallel universe, lightyears from now. Meanwhile, you and your family remain in my thoughts and cherished memories. I send love and best wishes especially to Anna and Helena.
Marabeth Cohen-Tyler
January 16, 2018
I'm so sorry for your loss! Rest In Peace Uncle Guy! You all are in my thoughts and Prayers!
Love, Cousin Theo
Theo Truch
January 15, 2018
Thinking of you all during this incredibly difficult time and remembering fondly Uncle Guy. His brilliance and passion for life were evident throughout his life. Sending you all much love and healing thoughts. xoxo
Valerie Lensborn
January 15, 2018
Rest in peace Dad..we are holding the fort, love Nina
NINA prudden
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