Anton and Lena Koukareko

Daly City, California

September 9, 2011

On September 7, 2011 the ballroom world lost beautiful and talented dancer, Lena Koukareko, from injuries sustained in a traffic accident in Northern California, USA.

Among their many titles and achievements, Anton & Lena were 2011 British Open (Blackpool Dance Festival) Professional Ballroom Rising Star Finalists.

Services for Lena Koukareko

On Saturday, September 17th from 3pm to 5pm there will be a viewing followed by a memorial service at 5pm. The event will be held at Duggan’s Serra Mortuary at 500 Westlake Avenue, Daly City, CA 94014.

Condolences and Donations

Friends have organized a fund to help her family with expenses to return Elena to the country of her birth. Donations and condolences may be sent to: Anton Koukareko 385 Talbot Ave. #14, Pacifica CA USA 94044. Also, a trust account has been setup at Bank of America. From your local branch of Bank America you may make direct deposits to the credit of: Anton Koukareko, account number 0579768127.

Many people have been asking how they can help. If you know of others who many not have been notified yet, please forward this announcement. This email also includes links to post to your Facebook page, Twitter and other social media sites. For the many dance organizations and ballroom media sites around the world who receive this, we request that you post this information on your websites.

We send our deepest condolences to Elena’s husband, Anton, her family and friends. Words cannot express our sorrow for the loss of your beautiful Lena. We wish you healing during this time of such great loss.


Igor & Irina

Igor & Irina Suvorov

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