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Vanya Eastman

July 2, 1992 — August 11, 2023


       Vanya James Eastman, of Landenberg, PA passed on August 11, 2023.  Vanya was born on July 2, 1992, in Bryansk, Russia, to Anna Alexandrovna Pushenkova and Viktor Vladimirovich Pushenkov. 

       In of 2001 Vanya spent his first summer in America with his soon-to-be adoptive family. On March 1, 2002 he was adopted by his loving parents, Mark and Majella Eastman. Vanya grew up first in West Chester and then in Landenberg, with his brother, Mark James Eastman, Jr. Vanya was a graduate of Kennett High School, and a proficient CNC machinist employed by 3D Fabrication, in Newark, DE.

       He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, making his loved ones laugh, sketching, spending time in nature, and he had a deep love of all animals.

       He is survived by his mother, Majella; his father, Mark; his brother, Mark, Jr.; his grandmother, Susan (Donald Massey) Kintz McGiver; his uncle, John (Denise) Bardino; his uncle, Charles (Debbie) Bardino, III; his aunt, Amber McGiver; and his uncle, Justin (Jamie) McGiver. Vanya was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles, Jr. and Sally Bardino.

       Vanya was a light who touched all who knew him. His family and friends meant everything to him, and he would do anything for any one of them. His contagious smile, kind heart, and quick wit will be remembered by all who knew him. His loving spirit will live in our hearts forever.

       You are invited to visit with Vanya's family and friends from 9:30AM to 11AM Saturday, August 19, 2023 at First Baptist Church, 415 W. State St., Kennett Square, PA 19348. His Life Celebration Service will follow at 11AM. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers please donate to Brandywine Valley SPCA in honor of our beloved Vanya. Arrangements are by Matthew Grieco of Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. of Kennett Square (484-734-8100) Condolences may be shared at

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