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Ganna Lazarevna Mikulinskiy, 97, of Charleston, South Carolina, widow, of Avraam Mikulinskiy entered into eternal rest Sunday, May 22, 2022. Her funeral service will be held at the graveside in Emanu-El Cemetery (Maryville), Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 4pm . Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.
Ganna was born July 11, 1924 in St. Petersburg, Russia, daughter of the late Lazar Varikh and Augustina Finkelshtein Varikh. She served as a volunteer medic in the Russian Army during WWII while still in medical training and was decorated for her service. She also survived the Nazi siege of St. Petersburg and saved her family by donating blood in exchange for food. Following the war, Ganna was educated in Russia and was a graduate of 1st Medical School of St. Petersburg. She battled both anti-Semitism and sexism in her aspiration to become a physician, nevertheless she succeeded.
After over 40 years as an inpatient psychiatrist she retired and immigrated to the United States to take care of her grandkids. In addition she stepped in to take care of many other children when needed. She then took care of her great grandchildren. There was not a person she has met that she didn't try to help and feed.
She was also a huge fan of music particularly Tchaikovsky and Russian literature especially Pushkin whose poetry she recited by heart to all the children she took care of over the years.
She is survived by her daughter, Rozolita Mikulinsky (Alex Agrest) of Charleston, SC; 2 grandchildren, Dr. Eliza Agrest Varadi (Vladimir) of Charleston, SC; Mikhail Agrest of Germany; sister, Rina Rebo of Brooklyn, NY; Nephew Alex Rebo (Larissa) of Bethesda, MD, 4 great grandchildren, Daniel, Gabi, Ariel, and Carolina.
Memorials may be made to Charleston Jewish Family Services or Addlestone Hebrew Academy
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
4:00 - 5:00pm (Eastern time)
Emanu-El Cemetery "Maryville"
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