Nicholas Ivanovsky, 85, of Virginia Beach, died on Saturday, June 5, 2010 in Virginia Beach. Born on January 7, 1925 in New York, NY, he was the son of the late Nicholai and Nadine Ivanovsky. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. Upon his discharge in 1945, he entered the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, graduating in 1949. He retired at the rank of Commander in 1973. He enjoyed gardening, was an avid tennis player into his late 70s, and lamentably, a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Margaret Victoria Ivanovsky; a son, Michael P. Ivanovsky and his wife, Venus of Prattville, AL; two daughters, Nicolette Ivanovsky and Catherine Ann Ivanovsky Browning and her husband, Charles, Nags Head, NC; six grandchildren, Peter Nicholas Viele and his wife, Anne, Wilmington, NC, Michelle Nicole Ivanovsky of Norfolk, Alexandra Viele Munsey and her husband, Preston, Roanoke, VA, Amber Marie Schneider of Nags Head, NC, Lenora Victoria Ivanovsky of Prattville, AL, and Samantha Scott Schneider of Nags Head, NC.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. at Family Choice Funerals & Cremations, 5401 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org.Send Flowers
Dear Niki and family, I just read of your father’s passing in the newspaper. Pat and I wanted to offer our sincerest thoughts and prayers to you, your mother and sister and other family members. It is very difficult to lose a parent no matter how prepared you try to be. I hope you find comfort knowing long-time friends such as us care and share in your grief.
With love, John and Pat
Peggy (Margaret)…….Glad we were able to see the 2 of you….and talk, at
Ptero’s last year. We’re only a few years behind you and exist on that same “slippery slope”. We send our best wishes for you.
We were stationed in Elizabeth City in the 1970’s when Nick was at another unit in ECity. He was a very competent professional and a pleasure to work with. He had a great sense of humor, but kept it hidden until you got to know him. Our condolences to the family on the loss of a fine gentleman.
From a cadet flight at Elizabeth City in 1954 to a return to Elizabeth City in the 70s, knowing Nick was a special time for me and my family. Our thoughts are with you.
Dear Peg, Micheal, Nickie, and Kathy,
We are so sorry to hear of Nick’s passing. You are in our hearts and thoughts as we remember his bigger than life presence at all the family gatherings at the lake and beach. With all our love, Pete and Phyllis
Dear Nickie and Family,
I was sorry to hear of Nick’s passing,but will always remember how charming and entertaining he was. My thoughts are with you and your family.