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Vadim SarnovDecember 4, 2009
Niskayuna, New York- Vadim Sarnov, 20, a resident of St. Margaret's Center in Albany, died Friday, December 4, 2009 at the Northwood's Rehabilitation Center after a long illness.
As a baby, Vadim incurred a life long disability as a result of medical error in his homeland of Russia. Vadim moved to the United States with his parents in search of better medical care.
Vadim moved to St. Margaret's Center in 2002. The staff of St. Margaret's has provided him kind, loving and compassionate care for many years.
Survivors include his father, Dimitri, his mother Liana, his brother, William and a younger sister of New Jersey. His long time friend, Lisa Grace-Dehnert of Brunswick also survives Vadim.
Vadim will always be remembered for his eyes, he could not speak, but his eyes told people everything about him; when he was happy, when he was sad and unfortunately the many times he was in intolerable pain.
His immediate and extended family express their overwhelming appreciation for the nursing and therapy staff at St. Margaret's Center, the Nursing Staff at Stepping Stones Unit at Northwood's Rehabilitation, Albany Medical Center Intensive Care team and Schenectady Community Hospice.
In place of flowers, gifts of remembrance should be sent in Vadim's honor to the Center for Disability Services Foundation, 314 South Manning Blvd. Albany, N.Y. 12208.
After the tragic childhood accident, he never spoke a word, but his presences has touched the lives of those who have cared for him and loved him. He's at peace.
A private funeral service was held.