Nikola Tesla, age 48, fell asleep in the Lord suddenly on May 9, 2020, at home in Cincinnati. Nikola was born August 23, 1971, to Slobodanka and Ratko Tesla in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was a graduate of Orchard Park Secondary School and Mohawk College. He married Linda Tesla on May 18, 2002, in Cincinnati. He worked as a machinist/tool engineer at Eltool Corporation in Cincinnati for many years, displaying a skill for designing and manufacturing precision machine parts. Above all, Nikola was kind-hearted. Often described as the kindest person I ever knew, he offered friendship to everyone he met. He loved big and served his friends with wise counsel, strong hugs, amazing food, and easy humor. He was a faithful member of the Saint George Serbian Orthodox Church in Cincinnati. An avid animal lover, Nik was always in the company of his beloved dogs. But the jewel of his life was his family: daughters Lauren and Katelyn, and wife, Linda. May his memory be eternal.
He is survived by his daughters Lauren and Katelyn Tesla, wife Linda Tesla (nee Harlow), his father Ratko Tesla, and his brother Marko (Amanda) Tesla. He was preceded in death by his mother, Slobodanka Tesla.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Saint George Serbian Orthodox Church at 5830 Glenview Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45224.
Visitation will be on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Vitt, Stermer and Anderson Funeral Home at 4619 Delhi Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45238 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Unfortunately, because of Ohio state regulations regarding Covid-19, we are forced to limit attendees to a few people at a time. The prayer service (Mali Pomen) will begin at 7:00 p.m. We will attempt to live-stream the prayer service on Facebook.
The funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 15, 2020 at Saint George Serbian Orthodox Church at 5830 Glenview Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45224. Again, because of Covid-19, only a few members of the immediate family are allowed to attend the funeral service inside the church. Others may attend outside the church if Ohio state social-distancing guidelines are followed. We will endeavor to live-stream the church service. All services will be conducted in English. The burial will follow the funeral service at Spring Grove Cemetery at 4521 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, OH at 11:20 am. Only immediate family are allowed to attend the graveside service, but others may attend if they remain in their cars.
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