On Thursday, September 3rd, 2020, approximately three years after Dmitri was laid to rest at Cavalry Cemetery in the University District of Seattle, a monument was erected on his grave site.

On Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 3pm, two years after Dmitri’s passing, Alexey and Nina, welcome all to remember him at their home at 8436 NE 21st Place, Clyde Hill, WA 98004.

July 3rd, 2018 Mount Rainier

A memorial for Dmitri will be held on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, one year since his passing. A short 20-minute service will take place at noon at his resting place. After 3pm, all are welcome to Nina & Alexey’s house at 8436 NE 21st Place, Clyde Hill, WA 98004.

A bench on Dmitri’s go-to [“Run-Swim-Run”] water access pier in Medina, WA was replaced with a new bench and plaque to commemorate his life. Feel free to stop by anytime to remember him.

A vigil / memorial at Burning Man 2017 was held for Dime (Dmitri) on Wednesday, August 30th at the 7:30 side of the Temple at sunset (7:30pm). A few photos and a video from the vigil can be found here.

Dmitri was laid to rest at the Calvary Cemetery, just north east of the University of Washington main campus in Seattle. The location of the grave is 47°39’59.7″N 122°17’32.1″W

A memorial (Facebook event) was held for Dmitri at the Lakeside Beach House on Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 in South Lake Tahoe, California. A video of the event appears below:

A funeral service was held for Dmitri at the St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral on Tuesday, July 11th, 2017.

A memorial service was held for Dmitri at Overlake Golf & Country Club on Saturday, July 8, 2017.

About Dmitri

Dmitri was a…

First year medical student at St. George’s University

Member of the Heavenly Mountain Resort Ski Patrol on Lake Tahoe

Avid back-country skier

Seven-time Burner )(

Amateur lumberjack

An incredible brother, son, cousin and friend

Our Memories


To Dmitri, from the heart  To me, to live one’s life with kindness, thoughtfulness and adventure is to have lived, and that is Dmitri. I think of him every day and try to add things that he has taught me into my everyday life. Every time we would be in the parking lot at a grocery store, he …


I was lucky enough to know Dmitri and I am honored to be able to call him my best man. I met Dmitri when I was in sixth grade and since then he has brought the best out of me. Always encouraging me to follow my passions and to be proud of my mistakes. He …

Dr. Robert Jordan

Dmitri’s potential as a physician was unlimited. Bright, compassionate, sensitive, determined, inquisitive, personable are just a few of the traits that come to mind as I remember the few interactions I had with him as a Global Scholars student. And yes, those impressions were quite strong despite the few moments with him.


Condolences to Dmitri’s parents can be addressed to

Alexey, Nina & Peter Pajitnov
8436 NE 21st Place
Clyde Hill, WA 98004

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