Nicole and Dr. Ruslan Manashirov at their wedding.
Nicole and Dr. Ruslan Manashirov at their wedding.

Three months ago, friends gathered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to celebrate the wedding of Dr. Ruslan Manashirov and Nicole Doran-Manashirov. The event had been postponed multiple times due to the coronavirus pandemic. Loving the beach, the newlyweds moved into Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Fla. She was identified on July 9 as a victim of the building’s collapse. He was identified on July 8.

"They were just starting their lives," Dr. Manashirov's sister, Valery Manashirova, told WABC-TV in New York.

Nicole Doran-Manashirov was a Pittsburgh native and a physician assistant in the emergency department at the Aventura Hospital, who dedicated herself to saving lives during the dark days of the pandemic.

Ruslan grew up in Bergen Beach, Brooklyn, to an Azerbaijani-Jewish family originally from Baku. He was a neurologist and a family practice doctor at the ClareMedica medical center in Palmetto Bay, Fla.

A patient of Dr. Manashirov’s, Jose Miqueli, posted on Twitter:

“This has been very hard to deal with. Ruslan was my doctor, and we had so many conversations. Last one was about his dad. Wonderful man, doctor and son. ”