Honoring our Beloved Teacher Alex

$16,778 of $25k goal

Raised by 226 people in 16 months
Christine Kuglen
on behalf of Esther Antohin
 SAN DIEGO, CA
This campaign is to support the family of an inspirational teacher, Alex Antohin, who helped grow  a school (Innovations Academy) dedicated to the emotional well being and academic creativity of children.

Alex Antohin came to IA in 2008, just after our doors opened. He came to a dream and brought his love, skills and willingness to learn. As IA grew, so did Alex. And as Alex grew, so did IA.  He was creative, loving, strong, inspirational, supportive and connected. He was a great teacher. 

On Thursday, October 15th, on his way to school, Alex was involved in a car accident on the freeway. The extent of his injuries were too great and on the morning of October 18th he passed away peacefully in the company of his family. 

All funds are being raised through Innovations Academy and will be used to fund his funeral, burial and memorial as well as to help his family pay for their travel expenses from Ethiopia to be with him in his last moments. 
We are all grateful for the time we had with Alex and thankful for your support to ease the difficulties facing those who love him.

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Posted by Christine Kuglen
15 months ago
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This is an updated message from Esther, Sasha and Anton...
To Friends and Family,

Thank you each and all of you for being with Alex and us, his family,
during this time of our great loss. For your caring thoughts, which
were such a comfort to us and for your generous gifts. We think Alex
would have been quite overwhelmed by all this attention but more so he
would have been overjoyed that he was so loved! On Sunday, we held his
40th day memorial where according to the Orthodox faith we believe he
has now joined his final resting place, with Our Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ.

Today, during this Thanksgiving holiday we are grateful for our Alex.
We are thankful that he was able to share with us his remarkable
dynamic self, in all its bright rays and most of all his love, which
he extended beyond us, his family, to his students and all of you who
knew him. We wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving with our
deep gratitude!

Esther Antohin and family
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Update 1
Posted by Christine Kuglen
16 months ago
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Funeral and Memorial Celebration of Life for Alex

FUNERAL
Alex’s funeral will take place on Thursday, October 22 at 12 noon at St. John of Kronstadt Church. 5131 Rex St. San Diego 92105

Memorial Celebration of Life
IA will be hosting a celebration of Alex’s life with his family in our MPR on Friday, October 23 at 1:00 p.m. It will include music, art and sharing of stories and love.
Innovations Academy
10380 Spring Canyon Rd.
San Diego, CA 92131
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Claudia Lyra
15 months ago

Thank you Alex !

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$16,778 of $25k goal

Raised by 226 people in 16 months
Created October 18, 2015
Christine Kuglen  
on behalf of Esther Antohin
FC
$25
Fenna Candy
13 months ago

We met Alex in 2013 and loved him!

$10
Anonymous
14 months ago
$50
Anonymous
14 months ago
BO
$20
Bev O'Donnell
15 months ago

You raised such a sweet son with a beautiful soul. I cannot express the depth of my sadness for your loss.

$500
Anonymous
15 months ago
SR
$25
Stephanie Robinson
15 months ago

Alex had a gift to connect with people in a way that made others feel heard and accepted. That quality is rare, and will be missed more than words can express.

SA
$500
Shastine Abate
15 months ago
CB
$33
Carole Banka
15 months ago

He will be missed.

JR
$40
Jodi Rutherford
15 months ago

Blessings to Alex' friends and family. We only knew him for a short time in Denver. We enjoyed him in Capoeira and having him as a friend. Jodi and Carlos

NM
$50
Natalie Meck
15 months ago
Claudia Lyra
15 months ago

Thank you Alex !

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