On Jan. 22, Gary Chudnovsky at 45. Gena, as he was known to his family and friends, was born in Kiev, Ukraine. His family immigrated to Baltimore in 1990 when he was 13 years old. Here he built a wonderful life with his wife Lisa (Luda), to whom he has been a committed partner since the age of 16. He has been a devoted and doting father to their three beautiful children, Michelle, Milania and Ryan. He was truly a renaissance man who had a passion for cooking, keeping physically fit and impeccably maintaining his home. He is survived by wife Luda and three children Michelle, Milania and Ryan; parents Arkady and Esfir Chudnovsky; sister Marina Chudnovsky; brother-in-law George Nikitiadis; nephew Alexander Nikitiadis; grandmother Khaya “Clara” Raynes; parents-in-law Anna Goldenberg and Dmitry Bartyuk; uncle Leonid Raynes; aunt Rima Raynes; and first cousin Zoya Raynes and her husband Naftali Robert Friedman. He was predeceased by grandparents Maria and Semen Chudnovsky and Moisey Raynes, and first cousin Svetlana Raynes.

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