If he came thru Ellis Island than try www.stevemorse.org
Did you find him on 1930 census? That is the census that would have Na-naturalized; Al-alien or Pa-first.
Was he Byzantine Catholic or Russian Orthodox? You might want to look into the church he attended.
As for SS-5Form - social security form.
try this link: http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/ssdi/
to hear pronounciation http://ivona.com
to translit your ancestral surname into Cyrillic http://ua.translit.cc/