Nicholas W. Damian

Nicholas W. Damian, 88, of Nesquehoning, entered into eternal rest surrounded by his family on Monday, Jan. 14, in the Blue Mountain Health System's Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, Lehighton. He was the husband of Leona (Green) Damian, with whom he celebrated his 37th wedding anniversary in September of last year, and the late Elizabeth Damian.
He was a tool and die maker for Stanley Vidmar, Allentown, for 28 years until retiring.
Born in Nesquehoning, he was a son of the late Leonard and Mary (Pace) Damian.
He was an Air Force Veteran of World War II, having served with the 395th Technical School Squadron.
A lifelong resident of Nesquehoning, he was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Nesquehoning, where he was a Eucharistic minister, a member of the Rosary Society and was involved in all church functions.
He was an avid hunter and loved growing vegetables in his garden.
Surviving in addition to his widow are a son, Nicholas M., and his companion, Bonita, and a stepson, John Belusko, both of Nesquehoning; a stepdaughter Sande, wife of George Adam of Haymarket, Va.; a sister Ann D. Fauzio of Nesquehoning; four grandchildren, Karrie, wife of Jeffrey Sell, Jainel Damian, George Adam and Beverly Adam; 10 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by four brothers, William, Tony, Franklin and Samuel; and three sisters, Mary, Mildred and Josephine.
Service: Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, in the Shrine of St. Theresa at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Nesquehoning, with the Rev. Francis P. Schoenauer officiating. Military graveside service, Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Nesquehoning, under direction of Nesquehoning UVO and the Panther Valley High School JROTC. Call 6-8 p.m. Thursday and 10-11 a.m. Friday in the church. Rosary recitation 5:30 p.m., Nesquehoning UVO service, 7:30 p.m.. and vigil service during viewing, all on Friday. Contributions in his name may be made to the Shrine of St. Theresa at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 15 E. Garibaldi Ave., Nesquehoning, Pa. 18240. Arrangements by Joseph S. Blazosky Funeral Home, 81 E. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning.

Published in Times News on Jan. 15, 2013