Nicholas Nayko of Ridley Park fell asleep in his Lord on Saturday, February 9th at the age of 68.
Nicholas, the only child of the late Nicholas and Sonia (nee Eschook) Nayko, was born on July 1st 1950. A long time resident of Ridley Park, he attended and graduated from Pennsylvania Military College, which is now Widener University, after his graduation from Ridley High School. Following his graduation he began his career in the Department of Defense working as a civilian employee for the US Navy. His last assignment being at the Navy Logistics Office in Northeast Philadelphia where he completed his career.
Nicholas was a true Orthodox Christian believer. He was for many years an extremely active and faithful member of St. Michael the Archangel Russian Orthodox Church in Philadelphia. He especially enjoyed working in the bookstore during the church's annual Russian Festival.
Nicholas had many diverse interests and hobbies including movies, swimming, history, politics, and reading about Russian and Eastern European Culture. He was also a military enthusiast, and enjoyed his travels to Europe, Alaska, and the Caribbean.
Though never married he is survived by a large contingent of extended family and friends; including many in the Orthodox community; especially Mrs. Josephine Yankovoy; the Sokoluk and Kocsincki families; and Fr. Gregory, rector of the St. Michael Archangel Church, and his Matushka Dianne and their children and their families. A kind and loving person with a gentle soul, ‘Uncle Nick’ will be greatly missed.
Memory Eternal to our dear Nicholas, the newly departed servant of God.
Services for Nicholas will take place on Saturday, February 16th 2019, at Saint Michael the Archangel Russian Orthodox Church, 335 Fairmount Avenue in Philadelphia, beginning at 9:00AM, doors will open at 8:30AM. Interment will follow at Oakland Cemetery in Philadelphia.