Avi Deston

Birth: October 15, 1926 in Kiev, Ukraine

Death: July 25, 2011 (age 84)

Avi had been a nuclear scientist in the Soviet Union. He defected in 1966. He taught school Yellowknife, NT for two years and married Suzi in 1978.

Herb Mathisen wrote an article in Uphere magazine about Avi Deston—Boris Dotsenko called The Cold War Comes to a Yellowknife Public School

Gravesite Details: Row J – Plot 1

פּ״נ (Here lies)
Professor Avi Deston
his name in Hebrew: Pinchas b. Avraham v’Dvora
15, 1926-July 25, 2011

Susanne Rica Deston
her name in Hebrew: Rivkah bat Naftali v’Ester
Feb. 26, 1931-Dec. 31, 2018

ת נ צ ב ה
abbreviated quote from the Bible: “May their soul be bound up in the bond of eternal life.”

Suzanne Rica Deston (1931-2018)

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