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.