Nicholas Kovalevsky, 81, of Tiffin, passed away Monday morning, Jan. 14, 2019, at St. Francis Home.
He was born May 8, 1937, in the Ukraine, to Alexander and Maria (Rutcha) Kovalevsky. The family immigrated to the United States in 1949 and settled in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.
Survivors include his wife, Ann E. Gilsdorf Kovalevsky of Tiffin; a son, Nikjon Kovalevsky of Las Vegas, Nevada; a daughter, Karen Kovalevsky of Wickenburg, Arizona; a stepson, Karl R. (Mary) Bame II of Port Clinton; two grandchildren, David Skylen McAfee and Brianna Paige McAfee, both of Tarentum, Pennsylvania; a son-in-law, David McAfee of Tarentum, Pennsylvania; a brother, John (Dorothy) Kovalevsky of Egg Harbor, New Jersey; and an uncle, Ivan (Hazel) Collins of Las Vegas, Nevada.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce Isabelle (Watson) Kovalevsky, and a stepdaughter, Catherine Alive Bame.
Nick graduated in 1961 from Heidelberg College (now Heidelberg University) with bachelor of science degree in mathematics and physics, and graduate studies in applied math at Western Reserve (now Case Western). He retired from Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. Inc. as a software engineer, working closely with NASA. Early on, he was based mostly in Houston, but then traveled all over the United States for the company.
A memorial service will take place at a later date.
A private burial will be at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery, South Bound Brook, New Jersey.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Home.
The family would like to thank the kind staff at Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital and St. Francis Home.
Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family.
Condolences may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.