On Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, the angels took Nicholas to heaven. He was 10 years old.
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He was ill before birth. Mom and Nicholas were involved in an auto accident before his birth. He lived at St. Joseph's Center for many years.
He was a very handsome little boy. He will be remembered as a very courageous child, who never complained despite his pain. He especially loved to be held. His corneas were donated to give someone sight. He will be greatly loved and missed by all.
His mother and brother, Deborah Parry and Patrick Kaczmarczyk, lived in Duryea. Nicholas spent his first and last day at Geisinger CMC in Scranton.
A memorial service will be held at St. Joseph's Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509. It will be held on the third floor chapel at 2 p.m. Sunday by the Rev. William Pickard. It will be followed by a dinner in the Cognetti room. All are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph's Center, c/o Sister Mary Alice Jacquinot, president of St. Joseph's Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the following: Attorney Jill Miller, who gave Nicholas excellent legal representation since his traumatic birth, and Attorney Rich Gan of Harrisburg, who also gave excellent legal representation for mom; all of the staff at Geisinger CMC E.R. and pediatrics; St. Joseph's Center staff; Dr. Kenneth Lilik (neurologist) and Dr. Michael Rogan (pediatrician), both doctors did their best to give him extraordinary care; Nicholas chose to stay with us for 10 wonderful years and Patty Grendel (lifetime hairdresser).
Thank you all, Nicholas, the new little angel in heaven!!!
Arragements are entrusted to Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, 602 Birch St., Scranton PA 18505.
To leave an online condolence, please visit www.strauchfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Oct. 6, 2012