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Popovich Nick Popovich, age 92, of Delaware, died late Friday night, April 7, 2017 at the Arbors of Delaware with his family by his side. He was born on October 5, 1924 in Columbus, Ohio the youngest child of the late Rade and Sophia (Grubich) Popovich. After graduating high school, Nick entered the Navy where he received 3 battle campaign ribbons during World War II. Nick worked as a printer for the Columbus Citizen Journal which merged with the Columbus Dispatch. He lost his wife of 64 years, Gloria Mae (Siders) on March 17, 2013. Nick loved football and baseball. He was also as fast as he was terrible at playing golf. He enjoyed hunting and fishing as well. Nick will be remembered for his curved sense of humor and as he got older, a willingness to say whatever was on his mind. He held memberships with the Delaware Eagles, Moose, VFW, and American Legion. He will be missed by his sons, Robert (Debbie) of Waldo, Nick Jr. (Gloria) of Southport, NC and John (Pamela) of Delaware; 11 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by his son Thomas Ray Popovich, daughter Mary Louise Popovich, sisters Mary, Dorothy, and Mildred and brothers Eli, Mike, and George. Friends may call on the family on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at the SNYDER RODMAN FUNERAL CENTER, 1510 West Williams Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015. Funeral service will be held there on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Burial with full military honors will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Delaware. The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve Mr. Popovich's family. Special memories and condolences can be shared with them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com-

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Apr. 10, 2017
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