He was the beloved husband of Melissa (Trofimov) Kokidko, to whom he was married for over 62 years.
Born and raised in Waltham, he was the son of the late Basil and Julia (Maneluk) Kokidko.
Kokidko earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University. A technical writer, he first worked for RCA then as an independent contractor in the field. He loved computers, anything technical, and all the latest technology and gadgets. He enjoyed attending high school and college reunions, and was a faithful and active member of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Maynard.
A true family man, he especially enjoyed babysitting all of his grandchildren and attending their activities, never missing a game or event. The family remembers many happy times together with Kokidko capturing the fun on his video camera.
In addition to his wife, Melissa, he is survived by their three children: Anna DuBey and husband Ken of Newburyport, MA, Gregory Kokidko and his companion Donna Jones of Hartford, CT, and David Kokidko and his wife Lisa of Holliston; a sister Ellen Barlit of North Falmouth; 8 grandchildren: Jason DuBey and wife Laura, Laura Peura and husband Craig, Nina, Timothy and Tania Kokidko, and Steven, James and Emily Kokidko; and a great-grandson, Benjamin DuBey.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 11 at 10 a.m.in the Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, 15 Prospect Street, Maynard.
Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Great Road (Rt 117) Maynard.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Kokidko’s name to the Holy Annunciation Church, 15 Prospect Street, Maynard, MA 01754.