Natalie (Beloblodsky) IskerskyFebruary 21, 1925 ~ July 22, 2017 (age 92)
Natalie (Beloblodsky) Iskersky, 92, died peacefully in her sleep July 22, 2017 in Columbia, SC. She was the daughter of a cobbler and an opera singer, born in Kiev, Ukraine, February 21, 1925. Natalie, or Natasha as she was called by family and friends, was the widow of the late Victor Iskersky, M.D., to whom she was a loving and devoted wife. Natasha and Victor married in 1943 in Kiev shortly after Victor graduated from Medical School. Soon thereafter the Germans invaded Kiev and thus began a harrowing separation and flight on foot towards Germany. Miraculously at the end of WWII the couple reunited in Germany where they lived for seven years and Victor worked as a physician. Under sponsorship of Natasha’s uncle Vladimir Konstantinov, who was a ballet master and choreographer at Carnegie Hall in New York they were able to immigrate to the United States and become proud and dedicated naturalized citizens.
Natasha and Victor settled in Toledo, Ohio, where Victor practiced Family Medicine until he retired. Natasha was a dedicated and loving mother who raised two sons and energetically supported their varied interests, talents and passions. In 1996 the couple moved to Spartanburg SC to be closer to their grandchildren to whom Natasha was their loving Babushka.
During her years in Toledo and later in Spartanburg she volunteered for immigrants from Russia. Natasha possessed an amazing joie de vivre. She loved entertaining and being with people, played bridge, had many hobbies and was an expert seamstress and cook of Russian food. She was an avid tennis player and skier, member of the Toledo Racquet Club, the Toledo Tennis Club and the Carranor Hunt and Polo Club. She derived much pleasure from going to the opera and classical music concerts, and playing the violin, the viola and piano in chamber music with friends and with the Perrysburg Symphony in Toledo, OH and the Long Bay Symphony in Myrtle Beach, SC. She spoke Russian, German and English fluently to the end.
Surviving are her sons Victor N. Iskersky, M.D. and his wife Monika (Blythewood, SC), Erick Iskersky and his wife Cyndee Wagner (Columbus, OH) and her grandsons Nicholas Iskersky and his wife Katherine Iskersky (Charleston, SC), and Alexander Iskersky (Charleston, SC), as well as her cousin’s children, Vladimir Konstantinov’s grandchildren, to whom she was a loving aunt, Adrian Constantyn, his wife Sarah and their daughter Emilia (Washington, DC), and Tamara Constantyn (Detroit, MI).
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of sixty years, Victor Iskersky, M.D.
Family and friends may visit at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Rd. on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 12 Noon until the time of services at 1:00 PM. Services will be officiated by Fr. Nicholas Hubbard. Interment will follow at Lake Township Cemetery, 3550 Walbridge Rd., Millbury, Ohio 43447.
Natasha’s family wishes to express gratitude, love and appreciation to the caring and loving staff at Pruitt Health Blythewood, SC, where she spent the past five years. Her memory will live on with all who had the pleasure to have known her. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Natalie Iskersky’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.
All Saints Catholic Church
628 Lime City Rd., Rossford OH 43460