Nicholas Steele (1991 - 2012)

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Nicholas A. Steele
February 7, 1991 - July 13, 2012

Nicholas Alexander Steele, beloved Son, Brother, Grandson, Nephew, Godfather, Veteran, and Friend left this world July 13, 2012. He was born February 7, 1991 in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in Tucson, Arizona where he attended Collier Elementary School, Magee Middle School, Sabino High School, and Tucson Accelerated High School.
Nicholas joined the Army at the age of 17. He served his country from July, 2008 through August, 2011. Nicholas was on a Protective Security Detail during his time in Iraq. He was often in harms way while driving throughout the country protecting his Superiors. Nicholas earned a Combat Action Badge and several other Army Commendations.
Nicholas sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) while serving in Iraq and suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as well as various mental health issues related to his TBI.
Nicholas could light up a room and always knew how to make people smile. He will be remembered fondly as a loving Son, loyal Friend, a squared away Soldier, and a true American Hero.
He is survived by his Parents, Jacqueline Winters Reed and Anthony Steele, Brother Sean Steele, his Step-Father Jeremy Reed, his Grandmother Florence Pieroni Steele, his Uncles Christopher and Michael Steele, and his Aunt Lisa Steele, his Great-Aunt and Uncle Sue Poskocil and Sam Guzzo. Also his Cousins: Cindy Garite, Lori Guzzo, Jenny Doyle, Kristi Garite, Aidan Lopez, and Godson Kyle Doyle. He is preceded into eternity by Grandmother Barbara Mistretta Halka and Grandfather Lawrence Steele.
There will be a Memorial Service, Friday, July 20, 2012 at 11:00 am at Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel 415 12th Avenue South, Nampa, Idaho. An online guest book may be signed at www.nampafuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations "In Memory of Nicholas Alexander Steele" to the Wounded Warrior Project and Brain and Behavior Research Foundation.
Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675
https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/Default.aspx?tsid=66&campaignSource=CDRO&source=B100127
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, 60 Cutter Mill Road, Suite 404, Great Neck, New York 11021
https://www.bbrfoundation.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=1&ref=homepage-donate-callout

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on July 18, 2012
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