Patrick Michael Nicolosi

April 08, 1948 ‒ September 03, 2021

Marion, Ohio

Patrick Michael Nicolosi, age 73 of Marion, Ohio, died at 2:15 PM, Friday, September 3, 2021, in Marion General Hospital following complications of an illness.

He was born April 8, 1948, in Marion to the late Anthony J. and Betsy May (Watson) Nicolosi. He graduated from Marion Catholic High School in 1966, where he excelled as an athlete. Pat was the kicker on the football team as well as an offensive lineman. He was a member of Ohio’s Class A State Football Champions team during back-to-back championships in 1965 and 1966 under legendary coach, Max Ross. He was also on the track team and held the Ohio High School pole vault record of thirteen feet in 1964, which stood unchallenged for years. Pat was also a member of Boy Scout Troop 50, under the leadership of Scoutmaster Walter Kraft.

He attended Midwestern University in Dennison, Iowa, before returning to Marion. Pat loved being with other people. He helped create a coffee house at King’s Mansion so young adults could gather. He was an excellent dancer and also excelled at roller-skating, executing many a flip and spin at the Hy-Way Rollerena. He was a great grill master, serving up great chicken and burgers for many a family gathering.

Pat’s career was multifaceted. As a youth he would sell the Sunday Columbus Dispatch and Cleveland Plain Dealer outside St. Mary Church. He worked for local factories on summer breaks to earn money for clothes and cars. He embarked on a financial career working at Fahey and Society Banks, and other institutions. He had a gift for home remodeling and repairs and maintained his own renovation business for many years.

As an adult, Pat’s love of sports never waned. He loved the Buckeyes and served as a Redcoat for The Ohio State University football games. As a referee for the Ohio High School Athletic Association, Pat was the arbiter of high school football, basketball, softball and baseball, and junior high volleyball, softball and baseball games.

Pat was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Michael Anthony.

He is survived by two sons: Jason (Joanne) of Maumee, OH, and Matthew (Kylie) and three granddaughters, Saige, Whitley and Maisy of Delaware, OH; five siblings: James F. (Carol) of Knoxville, TN, Anne Marie Reames of Delaware, OH, Jan Nicolosi-Fischer (Dr. Rick Fischer) of Worthington, OH, Angela Nicolosi (Rev. Rick Kesler) of Mt. Prospect, IL, and Robert Nicolosi of Delaware, OH; nephews James Jr., Jonathan, Marcus, Christopher (all Nicolosi) and Aaron Reames. The family offers a special thank you to Bill Keuchler, Pat’s buddy, who always looked out for Pat’s best interest and well-being. Thank you to the friends of Bill W. for your love and support of Pat. You meant so very much to him.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, September 10, 2021 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 251 North Main St., Marion at 10:30AM with Fr. Kyle Tennant officiating – live streaming of the service may be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/GunderHallSFH/; burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the following in Pat’s memory: Marion Area Counseling Center, 320 Executive Drive, Marion, OH 43302 or Ohio High School Athletic Association, 4080 Roselea Place, Columbus, OH 43214

The Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel is honored to serve the Nicolosi family; condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • Matt & Jason and family
    Many great memories of Pat knew him for abt 50 yrs. Both in the finance business. He sublet my apt on Windsor St in Marion when I got transferred to Fla. Kept up our friendship over the years.
    Matt love following your FB page. So very proud of you and I know
    your Dad loved both of you boys.
    Becky Jacobs Rynders
    Abilene, Texas

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. I went to school with Pat. He was a funny and very caring person. He will be so sadly missed. Wishing your family peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. My Sincere Sympathy. Diana Angus Wilson

    • Diana,
      Thank you for your kind words.
      This afternoon we cleaned out Pat’s apartment. The treasure I found were pictures of the Eighth Grade Class of 1962.
      I saw your face and recognized you as Diana. As soon as I saw Angus, it made me smile. Hope all is well.
      Blessings.
      Anne Marie
      Class of.1968

    • Ditto to all your words, Diane! The high school memories with Pat remain strong. I remember him in classes and cheering, my sophomore year, for him and our famous football team! Holding all the family in the light, And keeping you all in my prayers!!
      Most fondly,
      Sharon Izzi!

  • To the family of Patrick Michael Nicolosi
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Pat will always be with you, in your heart and in your memories.
    With deepest sympathy
    Robert and Karen Templeton

  • To Jason, Matt and family:

    Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you both and your families.

    Sincerely

    Melissa

  • Anne Marie and Family,
    My condolences to you all in your beloved Pat’s passing. What a fine, but too short, life he led.
    May the “peace of God that surpasses all understanding*” envelope your hearts and minds during this time of sorrow and feel the assurance that Pat is resting in the arms of our Loving Savior, Jesus.

    *Phil. 4:7

  • Prayers and wishing you comfort during this most difficult time. I know you will always carry your love and fond memories of Pat in your heart everyday.

  • My sincere condolences to all of Pat’s siblings, children and extended family. Pat was certainly a role model growing up at St Mary’s/Marion Catholic with his athletic prowess. One of the best!
    RIP Pat!

  • Dear Matt.
    Losing a parent is so difficult. May God grant you peace and may He comfort you and your family in the days to come.
    Treasure your memories.
    Sincerely,
    Lynette Burris

  • Robert & Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Pat was good people and there are not to many weeks that go bye without thinking of Pat since he remodeled our house we r in still when we purchased it n 1999. During the project if I ran into Tony, excuse me Mr Nicolosi he would always ask me If Pat was doing g a good job!!! 🙂

    God bless you Nicoloai Family.

  • My thoughts and prayers. The Nicolosi home was like my second home, spent alot of time there. Many good memories of your Mom & Dad and kids. Pat we had a good time growing up. After the service I worked with Pat at household finance and when he went to Fahey Bank he got me a part job there after hours in collections ( I called it dialing for dollars). We also worked together remolding homes and businesses.

    God bless

    • Thanks for your thoughts and prayers – you were definitely part of the household! Also appreciated knowing how Pat and you stay connected. Hope you are well, Angela (Pat’s youngest sister)

  • wow, i’m so sorry to hear of pat’s passing! such a great man with a big heart. i live in florida now or i would be to his funneral. he was so understanding and helpfull to new comers. he was a great man and will be greatly missed….