A photo of Iryna Filvarova

Iryna Filvarova

Iryna Filvarova, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

Born in Kemerovo, Russia, she was the daughter of the late Genrikh Filvarov and Olga Kochetkova. As an architect by profession, Iryna had an extremely creative mind and enjoyed expressing herself through it. She had a huge heart and love for all animals. Iryna was attentive and thoughtful to her pets and possessed an indescribable love for them. She enjoyed preparing creative meals for her friends and entertaining. Whenever it came time to make a toast or speech, Iryna always had the attention of the room with her genuine, loving words. She had the innate ability to capture the most inspiring photos. Iryna enjoyed creating things with her hands and could transform an ordinary object into a piece of art. 

Iryna is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Vitaliy Derbentsev of Elkton, MD; and her step daughter, Julia Khomenko.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Iryna’s memory to Ryan Veterinary Hospital, 3900 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, or Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899.


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12 Condolences for Iryna Filvarova

  • Dear Vitaliy,
    My heart goes out to you and your family for such great loss.Though I had never got the chance to meet Iryna in person but looking at the pictures it shows the beautiful soul & personality she was!! May her soul rest in peace and you and your family gets the courage to come terms with this great loss!! my sincere condolences !!

  • Vitality,

    My deepest sympathy and condolences. I only met Iryna once, but I remember her fondly as a warm, kind, and wonderful person.

    Wishing you peace in this difficult time,

  • Vitaliy,

    We always enjoyed having you and Iryna over. She was a very sweet and thoughtful woman. Katya and I give our heartfelt sympathy and condolences.

    Wishing peace and love,

    Lon and Katya

  • Vitaliy,

    Please accept our condolences and deepest sympathies. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.


  • Vitaliy,

    My deepest condolences for your loss. Please know that I am praying for you and your family as you experience the numerous emotions of this loss. The video shows that you have so many happy memories to hold on to. May you find comfort and peace in those memories. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to provide support to you and your daughter.

    With sympathy,
    Cherise Cassell

  • The world has lost a fine and wonderful person. Iryna will be missed by so many.

  • Dear Vitalik,
    We are very sorry for your loss. Irina was such a great, loving life, energetic and sincere person. She will be missed by many.

    With our deepest condolences,

    Alexander and Rita Kronfeld

  • Vitaly
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Dear Vitaliy:
    I am probably the only person in US who remembers Irena as a young girl, a brilliant student of first the Art Studio at the Kiev Architectural Club and than the Kiev Art Institute and a funny, beautiful and creative person, full of exuberant life and promise. I am so sorry we did not see each other more often!
    Misha and I hope your memories of her life and love will help you to overcome a pain of loss.

  • Dear Vitaliy,
    The tribute is beautiful, as beautiful as Ira was. We will always remember Ira – she was an incredible person: talented, intelligent, intellectual, generous and I can go on and on. Most of all she was your true half. Out hearts go out to you.
    God bless you and Ira’s soul.
    With deepest sympathy, Liza, Susanna Armenovna and David.

  • She Gone from our sight, but never our memories; gone from our touch, but never our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Vitaliy.
    V+V Mett

  • How many has this chasm already swallowed
    Both young and old
    The day will come when I will have to follow!
    All those who left this world.

    And all in me that struggled. sang and dared.
    My voice that laughed and cried
    Will disappear. like my golden hair
    And hazel eyes.

    Yet life will run the same. the days consisting
    Of usual daily chores:
    As if I never on this Earth existed.
    As if I never was!

    Impulsive as a child. incapable of holding
    A grudge: I’d let it go!
    Who loved to watch the logs in fire smolder
    With final glow.