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Anna Galushkina

April 14, 1981 — October 30, 2017

Anna Galushkina, of Bloomfield, New Jersey died tragically on October 30, 2017 at 9:20 am, when she decided to end her life. She was 36 years old.

Anna is survived by her parents, son Ryann and brother Eugene. She also left behind partner Andrew, aunts Tatiana and Aina and uncle Gennady and cousins. She is predeceased by paternal grandparents Anna Galushkina and Jacob Galushkin and maternal grandparents Anna Rikhlitskaya and Anton Rikhlitskiy.

Anna was born to Alexander Galushkin and Irina Galushkina on April 14, 1981 in Omsk, USSR. She graduated from Moscow State University with a Masters in Printing Management and Technology in 2003, receiving a highly competitive government scholarship. She worked as the Development Manager for Allegro in China and later as Manager at Art Lebedev Studio in New York City. On December 2, 2011 she welcomed her beautiful son, who was the most important figure in her life.

Anna was a devoted mother who loved her family unconditionally and dreamt of building one of her own. Although she was born in the countryside she was very much a city girl and lived for the hustle and bustle of large metropolitans. She had a passion for fashion and fabric and also modeled professionally in Moscow and Paris, standing at a graceful 6 feet tall. She also desired a career in the clothing industry. She enjoyed drawing, painting, the outdoors, going to the movies and traveling having visited and/or lived in England, France and China. Her favorite movie is Forrest Gump. Anna loved long hugs and her greatest fear was feeling alone. She was a beautiful, gracious, shy, selfless human being who never said a single bad word about anyone – or said any bad words! She was generous to a fault, never saying no and always went out of her way to help others. Anna believed in the power of the mind and since 2014 was a volunteer for UPW (Unleash the Power Within), traveling the United States offering her services. But she struggled with her own thoughts,but she struggled with her own thoughts. She touched the lives of everyone who knew her. She would cover her eyes with her hands when watching a scary movie; when she encountered a new food she would smell it before deciding to take a bite. Her son also inherited these quirks. She made delicious soups, loved classical music and enjoyed hip-hop and '90s R&B. She would typically rock her head with the same rhythm no matter what music was playing on the car radio. And looked adorable doing it. Wherever you are Anna, we hope you can see how many people truly loved you and how much of a void your absence has created in the lives of so many relatives, loved ones and friends. May you find the peace that you sought.

Her remains were cremated on November 9, 2017, with plans to have her ashes returned to Russia for further funeral arrangements.
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