Yuriy I. Gekht

September 4, 1946 ~ August 18, 2018 (age 71)

Yuriy I. Gekht, age 71, of Lynn died at home August 18 after a lengthy illness. Born in Minsk, Belarus he was the son of the late Isaac S. Gekht and Tatiana K. Shevchuk. He played water polo as part of a special army unit and received a bronze medal in a competition. Yuriy attended technical high school and worked as a machinist after the army. His love for reading was only surpassed by his love of travel. He was known for his exceptional cooking skills and he enjoyed cooking for special occasions for his family. Yuriy immigrated to the United States with his family in 1997 and worked as a machinist at Thermocraft Engineering in Lynn until his retirement. Yuriy is survived by his wife, Galina (Shidlovskaya) Gekht whom they spent 50 years of Marriage together. Daughters Yelena and her partner Michael Quinlan, and Olga and her Husband Gregory Kaminsky. Grandchildren Andrew, Daniel, Allison, Stiven, Sophia, and Seraphina, and several Nieces and Nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service from the Nadworny Funeral Home 798 Western Ave., Lynn Tuesday August 21, at 2:00 PM followed by Cremation. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday August 21,from 12 PM - 2 PM. For guest book and directions  please visit

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