Oleg Nedzelnitsky, Jr.

Oleg Nedzelnitsky Jr., a long-term resident of Ridgecrest passed away from natural causes on Feb. 2, 2018.

Oleg was born on May 30, 1944, in New Haven, Conn., to Oleg and Nadya Nedzelnitsky and was the oldest of two sons. Oleg received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass., and his Ph.D. from Yale University. Oleg served in the United States Army in 1969 and 1970.

He moved to Ridgecrest in 1989 and began working at the Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake. He retired in 2014 after a 25-year career.

Oleg was preceded in death by his parents and brother Victor and is survived by his sister-in-law and seven first cousins. His ashes will be interred in New Haven on May 19, 2018.

— Submitted by loved ones of Oleg Nedzelnitsky

Story First Published: 2018-05-18