Nina Nedelkoff, 87 passed away on July 6, 2017 after living a truly remarkable life that touched so many. She died at home peacefully after a five month battle with leukemia.
She was born December 2, 1929 in Daugavpils, Latvia, the daughter of the late Alexander and Olga (Moisejev) Krumberg. By the age of 12, she was displaced from her home and as a refugee survived the terrors of World War II. After the War, while living in Wurzburg, Germany she worked as a translator and became proficient in five languages. It was there she met a young medical student, Jeko Nedelkoff who later became her husband. In 1950, she immigrated to the United States, settled in the Philadelphia area and started a family.
By 1956, her family moved to Salineville, Ohio where they lived for nearly 16 years. There, she managed her husband's medical practice and nursing home. More importantly, she raised her children by providing them the values and principles they needed to succeed and showed them the courage, perseverance and determination to withstand any problem or crisis.
Her family moved to Crestline Ohio in 1971. There, she worked as the church secretary for the United Methodist Church for 18 years serving under many different ministers. She became a trusted and important friend to many in that community.
In 2005, she relocated to Twinsburg, Ohio to be close to her daughters and their families. She continued her love for gardening, cooking, taking walks, travelling and developed many close and valued friendships.
Nina was the glue that always held her family together. Nothing was more important to Nina than her family. She was always there providing strength and fortitude in the darkest times but also there to celebrate every cherished and precious moment that life provided her family. She possessed a quiet spirituality that radiated throughout her personality and always felt that God was truly in control of our lives.
Nina is survived by her husband, Dr. J.M. Nedelkoff of Twinsburg, Ohio; her daughters, Robbin McNeill of Solon, Ohio and Rebecca (David) Holland of Moreland Hills, Ohio; her son Richard (Kathy) Nedelkoff of Phoenix, Arizona; and her grandchildren, Brett Nedelkoff, Geoffrey Nedelkoff, Leo Holland, Ella Holland and Jack McNeill. She was preceded in death by her brother, Leo Krumberg and her loving son and first child, Ralph M. Nedelkoff. A memorial service will be held on August 26, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio to honor the life of Nina Nedelkoff. A family interment services was held at Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, tributes and messages may be shared with her family at www.Legacy.com.
(Murray Funeral Home 330-435-6670 TB 7-19-17)