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 FlowersPlant a Tree