Matushka Tamara

posted Dec 23, 2009, 5:59 PM by   [ updated Mar 24, 2010, 1:46 PM by ]
Tamara Kotar, one of the senior presbyteras of the Western American Diocese (wife of the evermemorable Archpriest Nicholas Kotar), passed away today in a San Francisco hospital. Her eldest son, Archpriest Sergei Kotar, is a clergyman of the Holy Virgin Cathedral in San Francisco and Chaplain of St. John's Academy. Her second son, Archpriest Alexis Kotar, is the priest at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Seattle and dean of the Pacific Northwest Deanery. T. Kotar is also survived by two daughters, Elena Galskoy and Nina Filipoff who is the Kindergarden-1st grade teacher at St. John's Academy. Matushka is the grandmother of St. John's graduates Nicholas and Alix Kotar and of current student Steven Philipoff. Matushka's funeral schedule will be announced shortly.