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Riva Kantin

May 7, 1939 — December 6, 2020


Riva Kantin,

81, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully surrounded by her family on December 6, 2020. Riva was born in Pushkin, Russia on May 7, 1939 to Abraham Gusinsky and Sofiya Minevich Gusinsky. Riva and her family immigrated to Indianapolis in 1975, and were one of the first Jewish emigres from Russia to settle in the city.

Private family graveside services were held on December 8th at IHC North Cemetery.

Riva was preceded in death by her husband, Efraim Kantin; and her brother, Boris Minevich. Riva is survived by her daughters, Leah, Nina, Anne and Becky. She is also survived by her step-daughter, Raisa Sitnikov; brother, David Minevich; sister, Musya Tayts; grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations can be made to Hasten Hebrew Academy of Indianapolis (HHAI) or Jewish Family Services (JFS).

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