NATHALIE BASILEVSKY
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BASILEVSKY--Nathalie (nee Wrangel), 99, of Cos Cob, CT. Beloved mother of Peter A. Basilevsky and the late Helen A. Basilevsky, grandmother of Alexis P. Basilevsky and Katharine H. Deering and two great-grandchildren. She died peacefully on August 9, 2013. She had a big heart, a sharp intellect and will be missed by all who knew her. Mrs. Basilevsky, born in 1913 in St. Petersburg, Russia, was the last surviving child of Lt. Gen. Baron Peter N. Wrangel and Olga M. Wrangel. She was predeceased by her husband Alexis G. Basilevsky, sister Helene Meyendorff and her brothers Peter and Alexis Wrangel. Baron Wrangel was the last Commander in Chief of the White Army in the Russian Civil War and who, after a long and valiant struggle despite his army being woefully outmanned and undersupplied, engineered the seaborne evacuation of approximately 150,000 soldiers and civilians, including 7,000 children, from the Crimea in November 1920 in the face of overwhelming advancing Bolshevik forces. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at St. Mary's Holy Assumption Russian Orthodox Church, 141 Den Road, Stamford, CT at 10:00am followed by burial at the Russian Orthodox Convent of ''Novo-Diveevo'', 100 Smith Road, Nanuet, New York. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Mary's or the Tolstoy Foundation, 104 Lake Road, Valley Cottage, NY 10989.


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Published in New York Times on Aug. 11, 2013.
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August 13, 2013
Dear Peter,
You have our love and our thoughts are with you .
You have been the most loving and caring of sons. And as friends please know that we regret most deeply your loss of such a remarkable mother.
Anna and Guy Longobardo
August 12, 2013
Alex and Christa, please accept our condolences for the loss of your Grandmother Alex. I'm sure she shared many of her "adventures" and will be so treasured. Love ya, Uncle Bill & Aunt Gloria Steltz
Gloria Steltz
August 12, 2013
Memory Eternal. Peter, in her brief stay at the Tolstoy Foundation community a few years ago, your mother touched the lives of many of the residents, including my mother, with her wonderful poetry and her unwavering positive outlook on life. She was a very special, rare human being.
Serge Ossorguine
August 12, 2013
Memory Eternal to a most wonderful lady! She was a great part of my early days. Our condolences.
Xenia and Eugene Kalinin
Xenia Kalinin
August 11, 2013
Peter-
I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was a Great Lady. Ninety-nine years is a long life, but our hearts don't measure years on a calendar only the depth of our connections to our loved ones.
Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Greg & Judy Stern
August 11, 2013
Dear Peter,
I am saddened by your loss, and extend my
condolences to you and your family.

And what a history, what memories you and
your mother shared! I recall at the Bar
Assn., your recounting stories of your grandfather, Gen. Wrangel, and I shall not soon forget.

I am searching for a way to get up to
Stamford Tuesday for the Memorial.

Your friend,

Nicholas Arena
212 787 9246
arenadina@hotmail.com
Nicholas Arena
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