Vladimir was a man of many talents and passions. An accomplished and award winning artist, with deep interests in sculpture, architecture, design, exotic gardening, fishing, photography, and tool making, Vlad also had a unique talent of being able to fix just about anything. Many people called him a Renaissance man, and he was more than that. Curious about many different things, Vlad went through life with a twinkle in his eye. His enthusiasm was infectious. He made impressions and people remembered him. He was my soul mate and the love of my life. He left too early, but the memories he leaves are precious to me and to many people who adored him.