Gregory Nalivaiko

Obituary of Gregory Alan Nalivaiko

Gregory Alan Nalivaiko passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 8, 2019 in Centralia, Washington. He was born on October 8, 1961 in Weaverville, California, to Alexander Valentinovich Nalivaiko and Genice Lewis Nalivaiko. Greg attended Trinity High School, where he graduated in 1979.

After high school, Greg relocated to the Portland, Oregon area. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History at Marylhurst University.  In May 2006, he met his wife, Janet, on the daily train ride to work. They were married September 15, 2007 in Portland.

In 2016, Greg and Janet moved to a beautiful home in Tenino, Washington, where he enjoyed making connections within the community. Greg was an avid sports fan and enjoyed attending games, playing golf, spending time with family, playing with his cats, and training his Rhode Island Red rooster.

Greg is survived by his loving wife, Janet Nalivaiko; son, Alex Nalivaiko; stepdaughters, Crystal Lee, Jen Dubble, and Jess Deloney; 13 grandchildren; siblings, Gary Humphrey, Kathy Yowell and Karen Swaffield; nieces, Christy Halcomb and Sarah Garcia; nephews, David Halcomb and Brett Humphrey; and six great nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life and reception will be held Saturday, June 29, 2019, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Fairfield Inn by Marriot, 6223 197th Way SW, Rochester, WA 98579.

A memorial garden will be planted in Greg and Janet’s yard. Contributions of goat-safe plants to include in the memorial garden would be appreciated and enjoyed.

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Celebration of Life

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Fairfield Inn by Marriot
6223 197th Way SW
Rochester, Washington, United States
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