My Mother, Marina, needs our help. Our family is asking that in lieu of flowers or other donations, you please give to help Marina with the costs of Alex's funeral. Marina unexpectedly lost her husband Alex Markovsky, our dear Sasha, on Friday June 22nd. What many may not know is that Marina herself suffered a brain aneurysm last February and was hospitalized for some time and recovering at home weeks after. Marina's main source of income is piano instruction. She was not able to teach during her ordeal and subsequent recovery, and thus lost that income. It has been a tough year playing catchup while trying to rest and recover from her own very serious surgery. And now there are the unexpected costs of a funeral, $10,000+. Please consider giving, especially if you were thinking of sending flowers. Any amount will be appreciated.