Nicholas J. Madias Sr.
March 12, 1932 ‒ January 07, 2021
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
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The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Nicholas J. Madias Sr.