Gvosdev, Ellen, 66, of Boca Raton, died Thursday, July 23, 2009. She was the author of The Female Diaconate, an historical perspective. She is survived by her husband, the Very Reverent Father Kirrill Gvosdev; son, Nikolas Gvosdev of New Port, RI and grandson, Adrian Alexander Gvosdev Kranz. Friends may call Friday (tonight) 6 to 8 pm with a Panihada service at 7 pm, in the Kalis-McIntee Funeral & Cremation Center, 2505 N. Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors. Funeral service, Saturday, July 25th, 11 am at Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church, 2001 N. Andrews Ave, Wilton Manors. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in her name to St. Nicholas Church. Online condolences to kalismcintee.com.