Gennady Mamichev, 83, of Manchester NJ, passed away after several months of illness on May 27, 2022. He fought a courageous battle and stayed strong until the end, surrounded by loved ones.
Gennady is survived by his loving wife Valentina, daughter Anna and son-in-law Robert E. Irvin, grandson Dmitri Lazarev and his spouse John Galan, brother Alexander Mamichev, and many extended family members.
Gennady (Геннадий Георгиевич) was born June 4, 1938 in Moscow, U.S.S.R, to father Georgy Andreevich Mamichev and mother Alexandra Vladimirovna Vinogradova. Gennady lost his mom when he was a little child, shortly after the WWII. During the wartime Alexandra shielded her son from hunger sacrificing her own life. Later Gennady was raised by his father “Grisha” who returned from the front and caring stepmother Maria Borisovna Mamicheva.
Gennady was an engineer by education. He met his future wife Valentina in college, it was love at first sight. They were inseparable for 64 years. Valentina’s parents Natalia and Nikolai Tombaev embraced him like their own son and he had a very special relationship with his in-laws.
While working as a construction industry safety expert, he extensively traveled his home country - from the Baltics to Central Asia, to the Russian Far East. His unique life experience gave him a worldly perspective and understanding of different cultures.
Gennady moved to the United States with his wife Valentina in mid 2000s. Together they greatly enjoyed quiet country life, the scenic beauty of the Tri-State area, Jersey Shore and Big Apple, museums, parks, historic places and exploring America.
A talented photographer, Gennady left a whole family archive of slides and photographs - amazing memories of several generations treasured by his loved ones.
In New Jersey, many family holidays were celebrated together. Gennady was a loving husband, devoted and caring father and beloved grandfather. Gennady’s family was blessed with his love and touched with his beautiful soul.
He enjoyed poetry, he was an artist, he was passionate about the Russian royal and pre-revolutionary history, he was adventurous and free-spirited, but above all he loved his family.
All held him in the highest regard and loved him dearly. Gennady will be missed immensely and forever live in our hearts and memories.
All arrangements are private and under the direction of the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, Freehold Township. Interment was held in St. Vladimir’s Russian Orthodox Cemetery, 316 Cassville Road, Jackson, NJ 08527. For information or to leave condolence messages to the family, please visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com.