Some years ago we used to attend a small bible study group held at our friends’ house, Rita and Slava Stasyuk. This one time, after we were done with the class, their teenage son, Mark, invited me into his room to show me how he plays his electric guitar. I was watching this kid as he was slamming the strings and thought to myself, “this boy will make it big, whatever it is he chooses to do with his life.”
Mark might be gone, but never forgotten. We pay tribute to this brave heart, we take pride in such an honorable member of the Slavic American community, and we send our prayers to his family, believing that once they will meet him again!