Youngstown – Nicholas A. “Nick” Poccia, 92, of Youngstown, peacefully passed away on Tuesday afternoon, June 22, 2021.
Nick will always be remembered and loved by his family and friends for his happiness, positive attitude, generosity and being full of life.
He was born August 24, 1928 in Youngstown the son of Antonio and Carmel (DeChalk) Poccia and grew up on Early Rd. on the Eastside of Youngstown.
Nick was a proud graduate of East High School being a “Golden Bear” and was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica.
Nick proudly served our country as a United States Army Veteran during the Korean War. Upon receiving his Honorable Discharge, Nick entered the work force with Railway Express as a delivery driver and that’s where he met the love of his life the former Virginia “Ginny” Bernard whom he married on February 16, 1971. They were happily married for over 35 years until her passing on February 15, 2007. Nick retired after 19 years of service in the maintenance department of Hydril Company. Later in retirement and being an excellent wood worker, Nick enjoyed working at Crow Cabinets.
Nick had many passions throughout this life. He enjoyed gardening, bike riding, golfing, socializing with his friends at McDonald’s and doing crossword, sudoku and hidden object puzzles. He also enjoyed drawing and painting pictures. Nick loved to dance, listen to music and whistle his favorite toons. If you were ever looking for Nick, you could always find him by listening to where he was whistling at.
Nick leaves behind to hold onto his memories his three children Nicholas A. (fiancée Carla) Poccia of Connecticut, Susan Jorge of Hubbard and Brenda (Jeff) Archer-Knorr of Champion, five grandchildren Marisa (Fiancé Ali) Poccia, Nicholas (Dawn) Poccia, Charles (fiancée Niki) Archer, Danielle (Brian) Deem and Eddie (Brandy) Jorge, four great grandchildren Ethan, Corrine, Joshua and Nico and his sisters Clotilda “Tillie” Comichesto of Girard, Justine “Jean” Delillo of New castle and Pauline Patrick of Poland, along with many nieces, nephews, cousin and friends.
Besides his parents and wife Virginia, Nick was preceded in death by two sons Philip Bernard and Theodore Poccia, his granddaughter Shannon Bernard, a brother Alexandro Poccia and a sister Mariann E. Barker.
Family and friends may pay their respects to Nick on Sunday, June 27, 2021 from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4221, Market St., Boardman.
There will be a prayer service held on Monday, June 28, 2021 at 9:15 am at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, Boardman followed by a Mass of Christian Burial held at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica, 343 Via Mount Carmel, Youngstown with the Very Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Cariglio officiating.
Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery, Youngstown.
Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book or send condolences to Nick’s family.
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