Vladimir Savitski died Friday, 14 January 1994. In the early evening he told a friend that he was going for a walk, and took his camera. He fell high on a mountain, in a rocky area covered with snow and ice, east of Brigham Young University. He died immediately.
Born 17 March 1974, a citizen of Belorussia, he came to Brigham Young University as a graduate student in the Department of Mathematics, after earning highest honors as an undergraduate at Moscow State University.He is survived by his parents, Nina Vasilyevna Kuksova and Georgi Vasilievich Savitski, and a younger brother, Dima Savitski, also a student of mathematics at Moscow State.
His colleagues in the Mathematics Department express thier deepest sympathy to Vladimir's family and friends, and share their loss. We also wish to express our gratitude for what Vladimir brought us, even in the short time that we knew him: his youthful optimism and excitement, his fearless confidence, his ironic humor, his human understanding, his enthusiastic dedication, his delight in teaching, his extraordinary talent and drive to contribute to the growth of mathematics, the clarity of heart, which underlay his gentle manner. We learned from him, as human beings as well as mathematicians. We treasure his memory.
Funeral services for Vladimir will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, 31 January 1994 at the Walker-Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 East 800 North, Orem. A viewing will be held at 11:30 a.m. the same day.
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