Nicholas J. Madias Sr.

March 12, 1932 ‒ January 07, 2021

Fredericktown, Ohio

Nicholas J. Madias Sr., 88, of Fredericktown passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Knox Community Hospital.  He was born in Chios, Greece on March 12, 1932 to the late John and Agnes (Mason) Madias Sr.

Nicholas retired from General Motors in Ontario where he was a crane operator, and  a member of the UAW Local 549. Nicholas was an Army Veteran serving in the Korean War.  He was an avid reader, enjoyed playing euchre and  classic sports cars.  He was a  fan of the Browns, the Indians and the Ohio State Buckeyes, but most of all he loved spending time with his family.

Nicholas is survived by his wife, Freda A. (White) Madias; children Chrissie (Ron) Miller of Grove City, Nicholas (Paola) Madias Jr. of Dublin, Susan (Roger) Fairchild of Mansfield and Mary Stone of Reynoldsburg; 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; a sister, Mary (Steve) Facaros of Stockton, CA; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Nicholas was preceded in death by a sister, Rena Scarvelis;  a brother, John Madias Jr.; and nephews, John and Steve Scarvelis.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at the Snyder Funeral Home, 33 East College St., Fredericktown where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at  11 a.m.  with Rev. Father Michael Ellis presiding.  Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery, Mount Vernon with Military Honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.  Masks will be required and social distancing will be observed.

The funeral service will be available on the funeral homes Facebook page.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation in Nicholas’ memory at:  https://heroes.vfw.org/page/21776/donate/1?ea.tracking.id=homepage

To share a memory or send the family an expression of sympathy visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Nicholas J. Madias Sr.

  • A great person and part of our Ohio family, like another father figure and friend. We enjoyed many an OSU game together, talking Tribe, talking Browns and seeing him at Nick & Paola’s or in Fredericktown. His story of coming to America from Greece was amazing. Very blessed to have him in our lives for the past 30+ years. We will meet again!

  • Dear Chrissie, Ron, Freda, and Family, We are saddened to learn of Nick’s passing. May it help you through this loss to know that you have friends who care and have you in our thoughts and prayers. Your strong faith will help you through this loss. We are sending you all, our deepest sympathy and friendship. Sincerely, Susie and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • To Uncle Nick’s’ wife and children: what a loss of a beautiful man. He was loved as much as he loved others. Always with a smile. You knew you were so special around him. His legacy leaves behind his beautiful wife and their four great children. All who have a heart of gold. May his memory be eternal. He will truly be missed.

  • We are very sorry to learn of the passing of our beloved cousin, Nicholas J. Madias! Out thoughts and prayers are it’s his family as is our love! He was always so sweet and kind to us! We are cousin Stamatia Mann, Martha Madias Snyder, Teresa Madias Brooks Bollen, and Maria Madias Feldman. Rest In Peace, dear cousin!

  • So glad we got to meet him and you could always tell how much he loved his family and so proud of his grand children! May the peace that surpasses all understanding be with you all as you celebrate his life!

  • We will miss him very much, he was a good man who loved his family. I am thankful for the privilege of wonderful memories we got to share.

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