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Eugene “Gene” A. Koveleski  

Eugene “Gene” A. Koveleski

April 4, 1931-April 12, 2016

Eugene “Gene” A. Koveleski, age 85, of Millsboro, DE and formerly of New Castle, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at Compassionate Care Hospice, surrounded by his loving family, after a long and courageous battle with liver and bone cancer.

Born in Shamokin, Pennsylvania on April 4, 1931, Eugene was a son of the late Anthony and Verna (Yucha) Koveleski.

Gene was a dedicated ironworker with Local 451 for 41 years, retiring in 1991. He served his country in the US Navy, Air Force, and Marines and proudly fought during the Korean War. Gene was a member of the American Legion Post 28. In his leisure time, he enjoyed spending time with his family, cooking, tinkering around the house, and watching the Phillies and NASCAR.

Gene’s family would like to extend their thanks to Compassionate Care Hospice for their care and support during this difficult time.

In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 56 years, Leota “Lee” Koveleski; and a brother, Henry Norman Koveleski.

He is survived by his children, Donald Koveleski (Christine); Lorraine Sareyka (Jeff); Marnita Koveleski (SR Smith); Victor Koveleski (Kennilynn); 16 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; brother, Jerry Koveleskie; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Monday, April 18, 2016 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, 19720, where a visitation will be held from 10 am until 12 pm. Interment will be held in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, 19720.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice at 248 E. Chestnut Hill Rd., Suite 4, Newark, DE, 19713.

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  1. Don & Ruth Barstow, April 15, 2016

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Koveleski family. We have so many memories of Uncle Gene from my childhood up to last summer. Will miss visiting him each summer. We take comfort in that he and Aunt Lee are together again along with my mom and all the others who have gone before…. love and grace to all of you.

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  2. Pete Colyvas, April 15, 2016

    Marnita,
    Our most Heartfelt Condolences to you and your family. God Bless you and your family, knowing that he is without pain and in a better place.
    As I never had the pleasure of meeting him, I felt I knew him through our conversations!!!

    The Colyvas’
    Pete
    Mom – Peggy and
    Little Danny

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  3. Gregory Bogdan, April 16, 2016

    My condolences on the passing of Eugene Koveleski. Not sure if I’m related, but the obit said his mother was Verna (Yucha) Koveleski, and he was born in Shamokin, Pa. I’m 66 years old, was born and raised in Shamokin, Pa., and my grandfather’s name was Leon Yucha. He was a coal miner way back when and was married to Mary Tetkoski and they lived their entire lives in Shamokin. My mother’s name is Sylvia Yucha…..and my dad is Leon Bogdan. I know my grandfather had about 13 brothers……but I’m not sure about a sister. What’s interesting as well, is a close friend of my other grandfather, Anthony Bogdan, was Stanley Coveleski, which, if you look up, is in the Baseball Hall of Fame, having pitched for the Yankees back in the 1920’s, and was from Shamokin…..and learned to pitch by throwing pieces of coal into a bucket. I met him at my grandfather’s house one time….and he was quite the guy. Anyway…….Just thought I’d send this message to the family……we may be somehow connected…….. I have been living in Millsboro for the past year….having moved from Morgantown, W.V………but still have ties to Shamokin…… Best wishes to the family….

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  4. Angie DiRienzo, April 18, 2016

    Dear Gene: Good times, good food….goodbye…..until we meet again.
    – -Angie

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