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Nicholas "Nick" Briach

October 31, 1925 ~ November 28, 2018 (age 93)

AUSTINTOWN - Nicholas “Nick” Briach Sr., 93, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, Nov. 28, 2018, in the comfort of his home with his loving family by his side.

Nicholas was born Oct. 31, 1925, in Youngstown, a son of the late Metro and Anna Charnie Briach, and he spent his life in this area.

He served in the U.S. Navy both during and after World War II, and he later worked for General Motors at the Lordstown Plant for over 24 years, retiring June 1, 1990. After his retirement from GM, he worked for 10 years for 20th Century Tours as a security guard, where he was affectionately known as “Nick at Nite.”

Mr. Briach was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Holy Name of Jesus Church in Youngstown, where he was a church councilman and a greeter. Nick belonged to St. George Lodge No. 66, Croatian Fraternal Union, and he also devoted time to his hobbies of golfing and bodybuilding.

For many years, Mr. Briach volunteered his time as a driver for the American Cancer Society, and he was recognized by the organization for his wonderful service.

Nick’s wife, Rose Kutlick Briach, whom he married June 26, 1948, passed away April 14, 2004.

He leaves his son, Nicholas Jr. (Celeste) Briach of Saugus, Calif.; three daughters, Laura Skibo of Austintown, Rosemarie Buch of Fort Lauderdale, and Nancy (James) Mangialomini of San Antonio, Fla.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Peter Briach of Boardman; and a sister, Mary Bacic of Poland.

Besides his wife, three brothers, John, Michael, and Joseph Briach, preceded him in death.

Family and friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown, where funeral service will take place on Monday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m.

Committal services with military honors will follow the funeral home services, and will be at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown, where Nick will be laid to rest next to his wife.

 

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